Vacation season is in full force, and money always seems to be a prevailing theme when it comes to not only planning but executing a trip with all things financial in mind.
Obviously, putting together a getaway that is equal parts enjoyable and prudent from a spending standpoint isn't always easy but paramount if you want to be certain you aren't spending next month's mortgage payment or phone bill on a jet ski rental or enough dinners to dash any hopes of keeping your money mattering or credit score afloat.
But beyond just spending or overspending for the sake of having an unforgettable vacation that you'll certainly remember once the bills start rolling in, you also have a tendency to forget about money in other ways as well.
For instance, have you ever been short a few dollars but really want to experience something on your vacation that is just out of your price range. You may look to credit cards as your salvation but that is still not the best decision, even if that impulse buy is right before your eyes and happening at the beach or some other destination that you've deemed satisfactory to make a bad spending decision.
You wouldn't be the first person who has ever taken a trip and decided to borrow money from his credit card for a less than enviable interest rate, and was stuck paying for it after the fact.
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