Money Monday: 6 Summer Vacation Money Tips

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  • 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
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  • Don’t Blow Your Budget

Start Your Vacation Shopping Online

Use Kayak, Travelocity, Expedia and other sites to shop around for vacation deals. Experiment with "breaking up" your packages instead of buying them all from one source. For example, a hotel-and-airfare deal on Travelocity combined with a rental car from Hotwire may turn out to be cheaper than if you purchased the whole package from one source.

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