Spring Break is quickly approaching in many communities across the country. Over the next few weeks, millions of Americans will hit the roads, railways and airports to enjoy a vacation with friends and family.
If you’re one of the lucky travelers this year, planning your finances for the trip should be as important as your other travel plans. After all, the money you spend on vacation will affect your personal finances long after checking out of the hotel or returning the rental car.
Prepaid cards offer a great solution for keeping track of your spring break travel budget. By loading your prepaid card with the funds you set aside for the trip, you’ll avoid any nasty surprises when opening your next credit card statement. You’ll also have receipts to track your expenses.
Utilizing a prepaid cards for your kids makes even more sense. Beyond the extremely valuable preset budget benefits, you won’t have to worry about giving them access to your credit card, potentially putting your finances and credit score in jeopardy. Additionally, prepaid cards offer security from losing cash and the ability to add funds in case of an emergency.
Do your homework and choose a prepaid card that makes sense for you. Each issuer’s fees differ their respective prepaid cards, but savvy shoppers will find one that fits their needs.
Prepaid cards are an excellent tool to use when preparing for Spring Break: for families traveling together, or kids on their own.
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