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Be Financially Prepared to Travel Vacationing financially smart begins before you even leave your house. Before catching your flight or hitting the open road, here are a few things you should consider doing to enjoy your trip while keeping your finances in check. Take care of your bills. Before you leave, make sure you pay or schedule payment on any bills that will be due while you are away or in the week following your trip. You also want to make sure you account for your bills when planning how much money you have to spend on your excursion. Set a budget for your trip. While planning your trip, be sure to set a budget and then stick to it. After you’ve decided where you are going, do some research on how much you can expect to pay for things while you’re there. Transportation, entertainment, food and other activities can add up quick, so set a realistic number based on how much you have to spend and what you plan to do on your trip. Call your bank and credit

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