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Vacation Budget Status

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:55 am

I think I mentioned we are likely to need to do some travel this year, primarily to visit our youngest daughter's college for orientation in June and later in the summer to move her in. I also need to buy our older daughter a plane ticket home in May. I should do that any day now. And we are also planning a small trip to the mountains this summer as a family. We will drive, but will need to cover fuel, hotels, food and activities.

I was able to add $500 this pay period to the vacation budget. We now have $3,427.56!

I don't have an exact number we need. I suppose I should start estimating that! It's starting to feel like a lot of hotel nights! We do have some points with Marriott, so will likely use those for some of the nights we need to cover. May need to get creative for other nights to pay the least out of pocket, but within our comfort zone.

I expect to be able to add more money as the weeks go by!

3 Responses to “Vacation Budget Status”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    A good plan to figure out what you need before you need it for these "trips."

    Have you started stockpiling things for the daughter's room? My folks bought me an air popper for popcorn as part of my high school graduation gift. I used it all 4 years and then for a number of years after that.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    rob, yes, I need to start thinking about dorm needs...and my daughter moving to an apartment is going to need additional items as well! Should brain storm those soon too. Smile

  3. rob62521 Says:

    It might be a good time to check thrift stores and garage sales if you don't mind preowned stuff as people are moving out of dorm rooms and student housing.

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