Save Money on Family Vacations
-Family getaways worth dreaming about don't come cheap. Here's how to make memories with your family for a fraction of the cost. First, save on food. Look for kids stay and eat free packages. You can also order groceries online and have them delivered to your room for far less than you pay at the hotel store. Second, plan ahead. That all-inclusive family resort may be wonderful, but it costs a lot more if you pay with plastic and carry the balance. A 6,000-dollar credit card bill at 18% interest will set you back nearly 8,500 if you only make minimum monthly payments. Suck away every month for your next vacation so it's paid off before you go. Finally, be flexible on your destination. Online travel sites like Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, and Cheaptickets offer last minute vacation packages that can save you big. Remember, vacations are a great way to reconnect with your loved ones, but there's that much sweeter when you don't come with debt.