Money Monday: 6 Summer Vacation Money Tips

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  • Don’t Blow Your Budget
  • Drive Instead of Flying
  • If You Have to Fly, Do It When No One Else Does
  • Start Your Vacation Shopping Online
  • Check Out Hotels’ Direct Websites for Deals
  • Don’t Despair If a Far-Off Destination Isn’t in the Cards

Drive Instead of Flying

With airfares climbing, think about a trip to the nearest seashore, theme park or mountain respite instead of spending oodles on airfare and a car rental. Be sure to factor in the cost of your hotel (the base rate + taxes and fees), fuel (for the trip and while you’re there), food, excursions and incidentals.

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