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.

How Much Cash Should You Have in Your Checking Account?

One question I often get asked is, “how much should I keep in my checking account?” Magic numbers are hard to come by when it comes to personal finance and this question is no different. If you read an article or have a professional who gives you a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s probably a good idea to get a second opinion. Personal finance is meant to be personal, after all . So if there’s no magic number, how do you figure out what’s right for you?

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