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While it’s easy to justify spending more on meals and gifts when on vacation, I still attempt to be responsible with my money. No matter how many times I convince myself that “I’ll probably never be back here again,” the rational half of my brain tries to keep me from investing all of my discretionary income in things like Panama hats and silk rugs. That said, I do like to treat myself to some luxuries when I travel. I just try to keep my priorities in order and stay within my budget. This is how I choose when to make a splurge. Read more
You’re going to spend money on your vacation. It’s unavoidable and, quite frankly, necessary. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to just throw it away. There are bad deals, inflated prices, and unnecessary splurges lurking everywhere you travel. When you’re away from home and out of your element, it can be difficult to avoid these all-too-common money traps. The more you know, the better equipped you are to keep your vacation on track and your bank account full.
1. Distance Keeps Your Wallet Fatter
There’s nothing wrong with checking out the tourist hotspots. However, business owners know how close they are to those landmarks and look to cheat visitors. After a morning at the museum or day spent exploring ruins, put some distance between you and the crowds before stopping for a meal, drink or souvenirs. Even the gift shops charge a premium and you can often find the same products elsewhere at discounted prices. Read more
We all get ’em – the daily stacks of emails from unknown companies offering cheap deals on spa treatments, gym memberships, and Mexican all-you-can-eat buffets. How many of us, though, actually peruse each and every email? Wouldn’t it be nice if they were all in one place, organized and comprehensible?
Problem solved: 8coupons, a deal site that’s been around since 2007, lists more than 500,000 deals daily from more than 400 partners, including well-known sites such as Groupon and Living Social and more under-the-radar deals providers like Bloomspot. Plus, the site distributes vouchers to consumers based on weekly top deals, customized online feeds, and your location.
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