Weekly Shout Outs: Summer Vacation Edition

Weekly Shout Outs: Summer Vacation Edition

We’re halfway through the summer and vacation season is in full swing. If you haven’t planned your vacation yet, it’s not too late! We’re sharing articles that list ways to go away or have fun close to home on a budget. What if you’ve already planned your vacation? We’ve got articles for you too. Some of our favorite bloggers talk about how to save money both before and during your vacation so you can travel without hurting your budget.

Your Guide to Cheap Summer Vacations (One Smart Dollar)
If you’ve been dreaming of a vacation this year but think it’s too late, all hope is not lost. Check out One Smart Dollar’s guide to cheap summer vacations – great ideas for going away that don’t need much planning.

A 3 Step Way to Guilt-Free Vacation Spending (Married with Debt)
What better way to celebrate the end of a long journey to debt payoff than taking a vacation? That’s what Married with Debt is doing. Read their story to learn how to travel without being bogged down by guilt for spending money and taking time off of work.

7 Strategies for Smart Vacation Spending (HuffPost Women)
So you’ve already got your vacation planned and budget set? We’ve got an article from HuffPost Women that tells you how to go on that trip and take steps to keep the budget intact.

Tips for Couples Traveling on a Tight Budget (Tackling Our Debt)
What if you’re a couple planning a vacation? Even though there are two of you there are plenty of ways you can save money. Tackling Our Debt walks you through cost cuts that will help you to plan a nice trip on the cheap.

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Flying vs. Driving: The Great Vacation Debate (FiveCentNickel)
One way to save money traveling is to drive rather than fly. But there are a lot of costs to consider before you know for sure which will ultimately save you more money. FiveCentNickel recently went through this and describes their decision-making process to help you on yours.

How to Save Money on a Road Trip by Prepping Your Car (MoneyNing)
So you’ve gone through the costs and decided driving is best? Then you won’t want to forget about the little things you need to do to prep your car before you go. MoneyNing tells you how to get your car ready so you don’t have any unwanted surprises along the way.

Staycation: Better for Your Wallet and the Environment (Sustainable Personal Finance)
Sometimes no matter how much you plan and budget, going away for a vacation just isn’t possible. What about a staycation? For ways to plan a staycation that will be both fun and beneficial to the environment, read this article by Sustainable Personal Finance.

While we’re mentioning ways to save money, we don’t want to forget to tell you about what our friends at Adaptu have been up to. If you don’t already know, Adaptu is a free website that helps you manage your money. To better do so, they’ve now developed “Did You Know?” alerts through Adaptu Wallet. Adaptu users can sign up for free and download the wallet to their iPhone or Android. If you sign up you’ll get personalized text messages that help you monitor your spending and even understand how your spending habits have changed. With Adaptu’s “Did You Know?” alerts you’ll be able to optimize your budget like never before.

Speaking of friends of ReadyForZero, we want to give a quick shout out to Daily Money Shot who’s recently featured us. Check it out for personal and fun financial tips!

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  • http://twitter.com/TacklingOurDebt TacklingOurDebt

    Thanks so much for sharing my post Shannon! I really appreciate it.

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re very welcome – thanks for the great tips!

  • http://twitter.com/MarriedWithDebt John | MarriedW/Debt

    Great roundup. I’ll be poking through as I’m getting ready to leave on a two week trip next week. Thanks for including me!

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re welcome, I look forward to reading about the trip on your blog!

  • http://dailymoneyshot.net/ Jana

    Thanks so much for sharing my site!!

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re very welcome, Jana!