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7 Save Cash Travel Tips

Whether you’re heading on a once-in-a-lifetime island adventure, budget backpacking in a foreign country, or just heading on a road trip with your squad, doing some financial prep ahead of time can save you major cash on your trip. While you know how to compare fares, travel during less busy days (FYI, according to Expedia , book a trip out on a Thursday and back on a Monday to save 20% over a Friday to Sunday situation) and cost compare hotels, these tricks while traveling will help keep you from coming home broke as a joke.

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Put Your Credit Card Down!

Credit cards can be a great tool. They’re convenient, help build your credit history, and come with benefits like cashback and travel rewards. For all their virtues, however, credit cards can come with a big downside when they’re not used wisely. They can tempt us to spend more than we normally would and things can quickly spiral out of control before we even realize.

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I Worked In a Bank When I Was 22 and Wanted to Walk Into the Sea

At 22, I was professionally flailing. I’d spent my three years since dropping out of college working at a hardware chain and then at a clothing store, finally realizing after too much managerial drama that I didn’t want a future in folding jeans. So, after too many shifts spent crying over the cash register and educating my 17-year-old employees on the symptoms of a quarter-life crisis, I asked a friend for an in at the bank across the street. She worked there, she liked it, and she thought I would too. So I bought a fancy interview outfit, updated my resume, and found myself hired for a new branch about 20 minutes away.

The WellWallet Good Money Guide

The WellWallet Good Money Guide

It’s finally here! The WellWallet – Good Money Guide is here! The way your money moves in the world matters. Click on the link to get ideas for earning, saving, investing and spending for a better world. Enjoy! -Team WellWallet WellWallet – Good Money Guide
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