The first day of summer 2013 is June 21. It’s often a pricy season: there are vacations and road trips to plan, the kids are in need of childcare, camp or other activities to keep them busy and don’t forget the added cost of making sure your air conditioning is ice cold all summer long! Fortunately, there are some things you can do now to keep your summer budget under control.
It just doesn’t feel like summer to many of us without a road trip or vacation. It’s too late to save big by booking earlier, but fortunately you can also get great deals by snagging them at the last minute. Start looking on deals sites, such as Hotwire, Expedia and Travelocity to get an idea of travel prices. Compare rates on the places you’re interested in visiting so you know a good deal when you see one and can jump on it. Renting a house through a website like VRBO Vacation Rentals is often much cheaper than staying at a hotel. It will also give your family more room to spread out and allow you to prepare meals there, saving a ton of money on food costs during your [Read more...]