Foreclosure Prevention Tip: Downsize Summer Vacation

by Donald Hanz on Real Estate Investing

With summer here, it is only natural for families to think about spending some quality time before another school year begins. But with the rising cost of living and fuel prices, some families have considered downsizing their summer vacation.

According to the Travel Industry Association, it can be expected that there will be fewer American families who will be going on their summer vacation this year. In fact, a survey of individuals going away for the Memorial Days weekend showed a one (1) percent decline compared to last year’s survey.

Many families have actually lost their homes to foreclosure because of financial mismanagement. If you do not want this to happen to you, it is best that you make sure that you stick to your budget. Otherwise, you will only have mortgage payment problems to face when you come back from your vacation.

Downsizing your summer vacation means you and your family will have to cut back on travel costs. For instance, you will have to choose to go to a destination during its off peak season. If possible, you should book your tickets weeks or even months in advance in order to enjoy discounted rates. Most of the time, all-inclusive vacation packages are perfect for budget-conscious families. You should also have flexible travel plans if you want to save on air fare. You would not believe the difference flying out on a weekday makes.

Other tips that could help you avoid facing foreclosure include traveling to destinations nearer to your home, shortening the duration of the vacation and looking for cheaper hotel accommodations, activities and even restaurants. This way, you and your family will be able to enjoy a relaxing summer vacation without worrying what it will cost you in the future.

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