Money Mondays, Vacation Prep

The weather outside is (still) frightful and the fire inside is delightful.
I long for a warm and sandy place to be. Mr. Mind and I usually plan our summer vacations this time of the year. We completed our new budgets for 2013 and have placed down the ground work to live as comfortable as possible. We have the possibility of taking one trip this spring and one trip a month this summer. We were trying to decide rather to plan one large trip that costs no more than $500 and 3 smaller trips that costs no more than $100 each. Then again a trip overseas or to the beach is calling.

 Have you considered what you will be doing for the summer? If so, have you considered the financial burden summer programs for children and family vacations would have on your wallet? The average sleep-away summer camp program for children cost $200 a week. Can you stomach the average $1600 cost for a summer vacation for a family of four? No matter your plan, please keep in mind the thousands of free activities around the country. National parks, city parks, and even the museums around town offer free days and activities throughout the spring and summer months.

Plan Early and Enjoy all 180 days of sun shine!

Until Next Time,
From Maruki

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