If you plan to go on vacation this summer, you need to be prepared with a budget. The worst thing that could happen is running out of funds on your trip. Check out these budgeting tips to help you prepare for your travels.

Know What You Need

Before you start packing, determine what you may need to purchase while traveling. Whether you’re going on a weekend road trip or an international excursion, here are a few things to keep in mind for your budget:

  • How many days do you plan to eat out?budget
  • How will you be getting around on your trip?
  • Where do you plan to stay?
  • Do you need extra spending money?
  • What would you do if you had an emergency?

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Plan Ahead

With all the ways you could spend money on your mind, it’s time to start making a budget. Create a specific amount for each item on your list and stick to it. Once you have all your possible costs listed, add it up to get your total vacation budget.

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Keep Track of Your Spending

Now that you know how much money you have, you’ll need to keep track of it. All you’ll need is a small notebook to record when you spend. Write down how much money you started with and then subtract each time you make a purchase. This can help you make sure you’re not overspending and provide the ability, if needed, to rework your budget to fit your needs.

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Open a Vacation Club Account at MNFCU

Stop by Metro North Federal Credit Union to start a vacation club account. All you’ll need is a  $5 deposit to start saving for your dream vacation. We offer competitive dividends and convenient deposit options to help you save time.