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Vacation savings time: 10 tips

• Mar 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Cindy Sumner, an author and blogger for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International and Hello, Dearest, recently offered “10 Tips for Vacation Savings” — just in time for spring breakers.

Sumner says that it’s not too late if your “to do” list doesn’t include a family vacation because of budget constraints.

First up on her tip list is deciding how much you have to spend on a vacation, then sticking to it.

“Set a daily budget for things like lodging and meals,” she wrote. “This makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve spent, and how much extra you have left over for side trips and souvenirs.”

Sumner notes that you can save money by being flexible with your travel dates, if possible.

“Hotels and resorts often offer last-minute deals to fill empty rooms,” she wrote. “This is one time when procrastination can pay off. Flying on off-peak days, like Tuesdays and Thursdays, often yields lower fares.”

Read the rest of Sumner’s “10 Tips for Vacation Savings.”

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