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Personal Finance Round-Up: Travel on a Budget

By Money Crashers

Travel roundup editionWith summer rapidly approaching, it is safe to say that many of you are beginning to make vacation plans. But with money tight, getting away in the months to come will be a bit more difficult. Fortunately, there are ways that you can take a great vacation without spending a lot of money. For information on how to do this, check out pieces like: Travel on a Budget at Consumerism Commentary and Teach Your Way Around the World at Wise Bread.  There is a wealth of information from personal finance bloggers about how to save money while traveling.  The Internet has changed the way we travel, and with so much competition from online travel booking agents, you can always find a great deal to your destination.

Here are a couple more articles from the personal finance blogging community that are sure to open your eyes:

The Balance Between Splurger and Miser. A great article if you are attempting to find a happy medium between spending too much and never parting with a dime. [Get Rich Slowly]

The Cost of Overuse. Are you using more “stuff” around home than you should be? If so, you may be wasting hundreds of dollars or more every year. [The Simple Dollar]

Why Does Renting Beat Buying? We often think of buying as the smartest thing to do when it comes to housing, but it’s not always the best option. [Bargaineering]

Finding Affordable Help For Your Small Business. If you don’t want to be part of the statistics that most small businesses fail, then check out this post for tips on how to help your small business on the cheap. [PT Money]

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  • http://madsaver.com Mac

    Good wealth of information here. The Cost of Overuse really made me think of how much I’m probably wasting without even thinking about it. Every bit helps, so if I can save just a tiny bit by using less toothpaste and getting the same results, why not do it?

  • gina

    Here is another link for more great travel tips: http://beingfrugal.net/2009/03/17/travel-on-a-budget/

  • Karmella

    Thanks for the travel links – at one point I had those bookmarked and lost them, now that I am getting ready for some travel it is good to have them again!~

  • Winston

    Great links. I find the “Cost of Overuse” to be quite relevant to my situation. My sister always complains that I use the toothpaste and shampoo too quickly, that I don’t need to squeeze that much each time. Only recently did I listen to her suggestions. And the results have been great. I still achieve the same clean satisfaction by using less of the hygiene products.

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