If Lubbock will be in your rearview mirror in the next few weeks for Spring Break, it’s important to make sure you aren’t spending more money than you should.
With gas prices on the rise ahead of the spring travel season, here are some things to consider as you plan.
Budget, Budget, Budget
It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway. If going on a trip isn’t in your budget, don’t go into debt for a vacation. Planning is the key to a successful vacation that won’t break the bank!
Set aside money every time you get paid a few months ahead of time and when the time comes, you’ll have a nice cushion as you head out on your Spring Break adventures!
The later you book a hotel, the greater the chance you’ll pay a much higher price or not even get a room at all. Hotels fill up fast, especially during the peak months.
Online hotel sites like Priceline and Hotels.com can also be a good source of last minute deals if you prefer to gamble.
If you’re going on vacation with another family or a group of friends, try to carpool to keep the cost of gas down, Pack snacks for the road, those gas station trips add up!
Carpooling is also a fun way to check out all of the neat attractions along your route.
Food is probably the best part about vacation. But it’s also the most expensive, especially for families with children. Buy some basic groceries for the hotel or house fridge so you can snack in between those restaurants.
Check Your Balance
And, of course, check your balance throughout the duration of the trip. Make sure the amounts match up to what you have spent. Having a bank account with mobile capabilities comes in handy, for sure.
That’s why Peoples Bank is proud to offer all of our account holders with mobile banking services, giving you access to your account, wherever you are, 24/7.