It’s holiday season so while traveling can be a lot of fun it can also be very costly. The airport is the ultimate tourist trap in some regards so if you want to save more money for the things that matter, here are seven ways to help you keep more cash in your wallet when passing time at the airport.
8 Ways to Save Money at the Airport While Traveling…
1. Pack your own snacks
Airport food is expensive so be prepared ahead of time by packing yourself filling snacks so you can avoid starving and the high prices that go along with airport dining. Depending on your layover times and which meals you will miss, keep healthy selections like fruit and nuts in your carry-on bag. Don’t forget to plan for delays or cancellations too. If you are sitting in the airport for several hours make sure your prepared for what may come.
2. Pack a Water Bottle
And then fill it up at the water fountains rather than buying costly bottled water.
3. Stay out of the gift shops
It can be tempting to check out the knickknacks, t-shirts, and other souvenirs but avoid the gift shops to keep your money in your pocket. If you find anything that you must have, you may be able to find it after your trip through online resources at a much cheaper price. I’ve found the best souvenirs are photographs; they’re free to take and don’t take up space.
4. Bring your own reading material
The airports will sell the latest bestseller, magazines, and tabloid papers but it can be a much better idea to shop at a used book store or online for some titles you are interested in before your trip. You’ll pay top dollar for the airport reading materials so borrow from a friend or buy used to save. Bring along your music and other personal entertainment to keep you from wandering the airport stores and kiosks. I’ll usually stop by the library before trips to have a book to bring along.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve already seen a quick announcement but I wanted to be sure to post it here as well! So… I went and had a baby! On November 2nd we welcomed baby Henry Noble Jones to the family. He weighed in at a massive 9 lbs 5 ounces (!) and was 21 3/4 inches long.
We’ve been getting used to life as a family of 3 and the chaotic schedule that comes with a newborn. I’ve got some posts scheduled so programming should continue fairly normally here on the ol’ blog but I will be taking some time off just to get used to everything so if you send me an email my response might be delayed a bit. xo, Anna
This is a guest post by Valerie Rohde and it’s super-timely since we just had a baby. – Anna
I hear this question a lot and I’ve asked it myself many times before our journey to becoming parents. I’ll tell you straight out, I don’t think there is ever a time where everything will necessarily line up just perfectly on the way to parenthood, whether it’s financially, emotionally, or physically! But there sure are some steps you can take ahead of time to ensure you are in the best position possible to welcome a new little one into your life. Making sure you are honest with yourself and your spouse about your financial situation is essential in making a solid plan, budget, and setting goals when discussing expanding your family. If you have a financial plan moving forward and have budgeted for the extra costs that inevitably come along with pregnancy, birth, and a new baby I would say you’re off to a pretty good start. It would certainly be nice if we could all be completely debt-free going into expanding our families but in order to be realistic I have come up with some important considerations for parents-to-be whether you are already pregnant, thinking about trying in the future, or are already in the midst of trying to conceive:
How to Know When You’re Financially Ready to Have a Baby…Read More »
It’s getting chilly out so not as many weddings are happening; this is the time of year where all the weddings are getting planned!
While it’s not a good idea to scrimp costs on things like a wedding photographer (besides being a little biased;), the wedding photographs are one of the only tangible items you get to take from your wedding day) there are plenty of places where you can save money on your wedding expenses. One of the areas that’s perfect for money-saving is on your honeymoon! The good news is if you are adventurous and put in some research effort, you can get away from it all. You can plan a honeymoon that is out of the box but still something you and your new spouse will cherish.
Here are 9 budget-friendly ideas to consider before ruling out a honeymoon altogether…
I’m always tempted to buy strawberries in the winter, that is, until I see how much they cost… Sticking to only the “in season” fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money. Here’s a handy guide to keep you on track all year-round.
What’s your favorite fruit or veggie? I go ape for Gala Apples…
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