How to Budget for Your Beach Vacation02/15/2013
Planning a trip to Myrtle Beach is always fun and exciting. Budgeting for your vacation and being prepared will help your vacation to be stress-free! Who wants to worry about money when you are supposed to be relaxing? Here are some tips for budgeting for your Myrtle Beach vacation.
1. Book early: When you book early you will be able to get a great deal on your rates for your room or suite. You will only need to pay for your first night to reserve your room. This will give you time to save so that you will have the money for the rest of the nights when you arrive. This way you will be able to pay off your credit card after your trip quickly and easily. You won’t have to worry about racking up credit card fees.
2. Save: Put out a jar or piggy bank for your family to drop money into throughout the year. Try making a fun sign or writing something on it that will remind you what you have to look forward to! You can make a habit of dumping your change in here and contributing a certain amount each week. You can even try saving money by eating out less and instead putting the money you saved into the jar. It’s all worth it when you get to come to Myrtle Beach for your vacation!
3. Plan: By planning ahead for your vacation you can save a lot of money. While it’s fun to do impulse things on vacation, knowing the cost of attractions and restaurants can help with your planning. Make a list of the top restaurants and attractions your family wants to visit. Then, do some research online to see how much these things will cost for your family. Don’t forget to budget in the discount you will get with your discounts card! Make a rough draft of what you want to do each day on vacation and budget a certain amount of money to spend each day. That way you won’t be taken by surprise when you get your credit card bill. If you prefer using cash, make an envelope for each day that you will be traveling and put your budgeted amount for that day in the envelope. You’ll know exactly how much you have to spend!
By planning ahead you can defiantly make your family vacation more affordable. Plus, getting the kids involved in saving and budgeting will teach them valuable lessons! So, start planning your vacation today and don’t forget to budget!