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Following a long and traumatic 2020, just about every family is ready for a vacation. With countries slowly beginning to reopen and welcome travelers, more families are taking the chance to spend time having fun and making memories.
The unprecedented unemployment during the pandemic has understandably put a financial strain on many families. As everyone returns to work, one of the priorities for many is to start putting money aside for a vacation.
It is easier than you think to save up some money for a vacation when you are properly motivated by the desire for adventure. Whether you apply for a payday loan to cover those last-minute vacation expenses or dedicate your extra time to a side gig that helps you grow your vacation fund, finding the money for a family vacation could be easier than you imagine. Let’s look at a few ways for you to finance your next family vacation.The least fun part of trip-planning is figuring out how you’re going to pay for it. Thankfully, these tips will be getting you out in the sun in no time! Click To Tweet
Once you have your hotels booked and the car packed, there will still be a list of expenses to take care of. Eating meals on the road and paying for gas are big parts of financing your vacation. Before you leave, get online and do some research to find a reputable payday loan company that can help you out. You can fill out an application online and have money in your account in less than a day.
If the global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that most of us have way more material items than we need. If you are thinking about taking your family away on vacation this summer, you may have dozens of ways to make money just lying around your house. Clean out your closets, your spare room, basement, and garage, and have a yard sale for all your unused items to help you save money for your vacation.
One of the fastest ways to grow your vacation fund is to take on a side job. Whether you choose to freelance your talents or drive for Uber or Lyft to make some extra money, you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly your account will grow. Retailers are always looking for seasonal help around the holidays where you won’t have to make a long-term commitment.
Credit Card Rewards
Nearly all credit card companies now offer reward programs to their users. You may be able to get a card that provides cashback rewards for shopping online, making it easy to buy your vacation gear and get a bit of money to spend on your trip at the same time. You can collect frequent flyer miles on several credit cards and use your points to pay for your vacation flights.
Vacation Savings Plan
Opening a high-interest savings account can act as a secure place to build your vacation fund. Talk to your bank about what types of savings accounts have the best rewards and the highest interest returns. You can also set up automatic deposits from your checking account so that your savings will happen without any inconvenience.
The past year has been tough on millions of families, but we got through it. If you want to celebrate and spend quality time with your family, think about planning a vacation using these financing tips and get out and make some memories.
Do you know how to save for a vacation on a tight budget?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.