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With summer break just a couple months away, it’s time to start thinking about where and how you want to spend your summer. Whether you’re traveling with a family, your kids, as a couple, or a solo traveler, all of the destinations below will work for you.
All of the cities and countries are budget-friendly, filled with adventures and excursions, perfect for relaxation and filled with culture and history.
To get the most bang out of your buck, stay away from top summer destinations such as London, Paris, Rome, and Venice. Buy your flights at least 2 months in advance or use Hopper to save the most amount of money. Traveling also tends to be cheaper when you visit in August (or winter months altogether) rather than May-July.
Traveling is an incredible way to experience new sites, cultures, and cuisine, but it can come at a price. While you don’t have to stay at five-star hotels and dine at Michelin-star restaurants to get the full value out of your experience, it is important to create a travel savings plan to avoid being broke when you come home.
Plus, it’s nice to be able to afford a few indulgences that you didn’t plan for while ensuring you have enough money to sleep, eat, and get around safely and comfortably.
In our current economy, many people must work more than one job to make ends meet. Families with two parents will often find them both having to work. Often, we rely on a traditional employment situation to help resolve our financial woes. But, when it comes to side work, we really should look to our talents. By doing something we are naturally good at, we can enjoy the work more and enjoy the financial benefits more. Here are some ideas for you to look over and see if they are a good fit for you.… Read more
The general gift-giving rule is if the present is meaningful and useful for most anyone, then chances are it is an excellent idea. When buying a gift for family or a good friend, choosing something to take to their birthday lunch or graduation dinner is not that hard. … Read more
Sure, if you have a dog that has ever been around you when you are eating something that smells good, you have probably seen him beg for a bite. This is not a good idea – especially when you are eating processed foods. The best thing that you are able to do for your dog is to give him or her organic things. This includes everything from the food that your dog eats every day to the supplements that you need to give. After all, when dogs used to roam around in the wild – they only consumed organic things.… Read more
Debt is becoming a common part of life for the average American as consumers are now spending thousands of dollars on credit and debit card, auto loan, tax, student loan, medical and residential mortgage debt each and every month. Data shows the average household owes more than $15,000 in credit card debt, which is just a portion of the debt landscape, and with relatively high-interest rates across the board, the situation is unlikely to improve in the short term.… Read more
If you’re currently living on a tight budget, you’re not alone. More people than ever are living from paycheck to paycheck. If you need to free up monies to pay off debt or need to feel a release from the endless stress of your monthly obligations, there are many ways aside from the usual methods.… Read more
Do you want to eat healthier, but you’re on a budget? No worries because eating healthy on a budget is incredibly easy as long as you know what foods to get.
I’m going to list a bunch of resources below that will guide you in the right direction and get you to your goals of eating healthy. If your goal is weight loss or gaining more muscle and getting stronger, these foods will be a great addition to your diet.
If you have any tips you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment below! I love hearing from you all about what you do to stay healthy.
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