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A Guide to Saving Money for Vacation

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If you are planning your Orlando vacation, then we know that you are probably actively searching for ways to help your vacation budget stretch as far as possible. With that in mind, we want to provide you with a guide to saving the money you’ll need for vacation. There’s nothing quite as stressful as coming home from vacation only to realize that you have a lot of debt to pay off. Follow our guide to get the most from your vacation without breaking the bank.

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Create a Dedicated Vacation Bank Account

One of the best things you can do is to create a separate bank account that is for your vacation funds. In fact, you could even opt for a high-yield savings account to help your money grow a bit while you anticipate your trip. Schedule automatic deposits into the account to ensure that it grows at the rate you need. A separate account is a great way to ensure that the money you plan to use for vacation is not accidentally used to pay bills or other expenses, which can happen if you leave it in your general checking funds.

Establish a Savings Goal

While creating a dedicated account for your vacation funds is an excellent idea, you need to also establish a savings goal. The best way to determine what your goal should be is to create a budget for your vacation to avoid any stress while you’re actually on vacation. Research the costs of everything that will be involved, including airfare, rental cars, hotels, gas, meals, souvenirs, and more. Once you have come up with a total for all of these expenses, you’ll have a fairly clear idea of how much you need to save. Remember that this total is just an estimate, so be sure to create a goal that gives you a little wiggle room for unexpected expenses.

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Download Money-Saving Apps

There are a variety of money-saving apps that can help you with different financial goals. From correctly budgeting your money to building savings, and more, be sure to check out some of the available options. Even better, many of them are free or involve very low monthly fees. If you don’t consider yourself to be a good saver, then a money-saving app could be an ideal solution.

Sell Your Stuff

If you’re like most people, then you probably have a number of items that aren’t being used and are simply taking up space. If this is the case, then try to look at them through a different set of eyes to determine what you could sell for some extra money. You might be surprised at how much you can get by selling things that you no longer need or want. This extra money should be directly deposited into that vacation savings account you created!

If you follow our guide to saving money prior to vacation, then you’ll be able to fully relax and enjoy every moment. Make sure to book your helicopter tour today to view some of Orlando’s best attractions from the air with Orlando Heli-Tours.