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Thursday, December 25, 2008

How to Get the Best Price for a Cruise Ship Vacation on a Budget

Every year, individuals and families dream about taking a vacation. Big plans often lead to downsized itineraries and travels because of monetary limits. This is especially true with a family. However, with prudent budgeting and planning, anyone can have the vacation of their dreams. A popular dream vacation is on a cruise ship. Most families stop at the planning stages because they often think that such a trip is unaffordable. Some simple steps can improve the probability of this dream becoming a reality. It all starts with budgeting. Simple steps include:

1) Make a daily spending diary. Write down all the spending that occurs in the household. Bills,
groceries, gas, movies, all need to be accounted for. At the end of each week or month, add the expenses and subtract from all income.

2) Look at the list and see which expense can be eliminated or reduced. Get creative. Gas expenses can be reduced by carpooling.
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