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How do you save to go on vacation?

 
mamacita69930

Asked by mamacita69930 at 1:35 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Pay your bills. Then take some of the money left over for the month and put it in a savings account. Do that tell you have enough to go on vacation.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 1:37 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • We have a very precise written down budget that we follow each and every month that concerns every single penny we make. We budget a certain amount every month towards potential vacations. When you hear that saying 'Pay yourself first' this is one of the ways we do it.. We put the money into an account and pretend that it doesn't exist until it's time to go on vacation.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 3:53 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Agree with slw123. We put it right in our budget and set it aside and act like we don't have that account.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:05 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I have an account for Christmas and one for vacation. After everything is paid, try to put a little in there each month.It will start adding up.
    arenad

    Answer by arenad at 1:42 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • We save money out of our tax return for a vacation.
    xxMasonsMommaxx

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 1:54 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Tax refund money. seriously. The best way.
    tyree08

    Answer by tyree08 at 2:34 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • we don't usually go on them...but when we have, it has been done with bonus money- tax return money- or extra check money
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 2:42 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Any more comments would be greatly appreciated.
    mamacita69930

    Comment by mamacita69930 (original poster) at 4:31 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Figure out how much the vacation (be sure to include spending cash) and then decide when you want to go. so say you need $2000 in 10 months for a vacation, then you'll need to save $100 a month for it.

    Our 'vacations' thus far have only been to visit family. So total we're talking about maybe two or three hundred dollars. We usually don't save for it, or even plan for it until a month or two before.
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 7:38 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I don't, I charge-I wish I could save
    NicolesMommy

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 2:58 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

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