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Planning A Summer Vacation? Save More Money When You Use These Apps

5 Most Recommended Apps of 2022 To Help You Save Money on Your Travel Plans

  1. Skyscanner
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Skyscanner is the top-recommended app for finding cheap flights. This mobile app searches millions of flights from over 1,200 sources and then gives you the best options available (whether it’s the cheapest route, or the easiest one). The handy chart feature lets you look at the cheapest days or months to fly to your destination and sends you notifications of price changes.

*Available for Apple or Android users.*

2. Hopper

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Hopper forecasts future prices and shows you the best times to travel for every month of the year, making it easy to plan your trip around your budget.

Want to get the best price? Ask Hopper to “watch” the trip for you — the bunny keeps track of prices around the clock (analyzing over 25 billion prices a day) and will send you a notification when it’s time to buy.

*Available for Apple or Android users.*

(Details about app – Thanks to hopper.com)

3. HotelTonight

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HotelTonight brings you incredible last-minute hotel deals for tonight, tomorrow, and beyond! Hotels give you discounts on their empty rooms and you reap all the benefits. No more endless scrolling to find the perfect hotel with the best rate.

It’s incredibly easy to use, and it doesn’t take long to reserve a room. You can search by city or attraction, or on the map, and then check out the reviews and photos from other travelers. It also has 24/7 customer support. If you find yourself stuck in a place and need a last-minute room, use this app. It won’t disappoint!

*Available for Apple or Android users.*

4. GasBuddy

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Planning a road trip this summer? Get the free GasBuddy card and never pay full price at the pump again (save up to 25¢ per gallon).

Enter GasBuddy, which helps you find the best gas prices near you. The app has helpful features like a gas price map, outage tracker during natural disasters, a trip cost calculator, and useful search filters like brand, price location, available restrooms, and more.

*Available for Apple or Android users.*

5. Dayuse

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There are plenty of reasons why someone would want a hotel for just a few hours. Dayuse helps to find you a hotel room marked down by as much as 75 percent for your 1 to 10-hour stay.

Search the 5,000 accommodations across 25 countries they can instantly connect you to, and when you need them (start times range from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.)

You can also use the hotel’s amenities during your short stay, so take advantage of that pool, gym, or sauna before you head back out.

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The Best Time To Start Budgeting

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There is no better time than the present.

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The sooner you start budgeting on a regular basis the more money you will save:

  • For your retirement
  • For a house
  • For that vacation
  • For a new car
  • For your kids’ college funds

When you start to budget, you grow an awareness of how much money you are spending on a weekly or monthly basis.

Budgeting gives you incentive to purposefully save your money.

  • You may have thought you didn’t have any possible way of saving for that thing.
  • After budgeting, you recognize (for example) how much money you were spending going out to eat nearly every day.
  • What if you limited your spending in that area of your budget?
  • Now you can save up for that thing a lot sooner than you thought you could.

Amazing! Right?

I hope you will start budgeting today!

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Why Is Finance So Important?

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This is such a great question! Read on to find out why finance is so important.

Let’s Back Up A Little

Let’s ask ourselves, what is finance?

(According to the Corporate Finance Institute) Finance is defined as the management of money and includes activities such as investing, borrowing, lending, budgeting, saving, and forecasting.

Why Is It Important To Learn About Finance?

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How many times within a day or week do you spend money?

Money is necessity to be able to support ourselves: pay for rent, groceries, cell phone, invest for retirement, and so on.

When we come to recognize that exchange of money for services and/or goods are a natural part of life, how important is it to you to be wise about every decision involving money?

I hope that it is very important. You work hard for the money that you earn. Right? It is within your best interest to learn how to be a good steward of it.

That is why learning about finance is so important. It ties right into the saying, “Knowledge is power.”

Knowing about every aspect of finance enables you to make wise decisions about your money. (Look at the definition again.)

Do you want to know how to do each of those financial activities? Your answer should be, “Yes!”

You should desire to know how because knowing will lead to financial security.

Say goodbye to money stress!

Who doesn’t want to do that?

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Next Steps After Becoming Debt Free

Even if you are debt free, you still need a financial coach.

Congratulations! You have conquered your debt! You are on your way to financial independence. You are free of your debt. This is awesome! Listen up!

Being debt free means a fresh start for you to reach financial independence.

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With your debt, you were in this dark room looking out at this beautiful view. (Go with it…Hang with me here.)

Now you are still this room, it’s not a bad thing. Right? You know you have finally conquered all of your debt! THAT IS HUGE! SOMETHING TO BE CELEBRATED! FOR SURE!

Look at what you were missing out on. Look at this view, it’s incredible. Welcome back to having more financial flexibility!

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are there smarter money habits that I still need to learn?
  2. What are my financial goals after conquering my debt?
  3. What should my spending plan look like now that I am debt free?

Want to find out how to create and prioritize goals that will lead to financial independence?