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Spring Break Budgeting The First Gen Undergrad Way

Jul 8, 2017 3:01:10 PM / by Giancarlo Sanchez

Finding the best place to have fun for Spring Break isn’t always the easiest, especially if you’re a first generation college student earning work study.

Were you designated the “planner” role for your room? Are you finding it tough to plan out your dream get-away trip from the stresses of papers, exams and long lectures? With all of those traveling sites online, are you still having a tough time getting the right deal for your buck? Well we’re here to tell you, you’re definitely not alone. You came to the perfect place. 


Start Saving Ahead of Time

Don’t wait to the last minute but start saving months in advance! Spring Break is already stressful enough so you don’t want to have last minute thoughts about where you’re going to stay, where you’re going to eat and where you’re going to go overall while at the destination. So, look ahead of time. Be financially prepared to buy your spring break necessities, flights, locations, activities and souvenirs. Also, don’t FORGET YOUR PASSPORT!

Consider Alternative Locations That Are Cheaper

Don’t settle for the mainstream locations like Cancun, Punta Cana and Panama City, Fl. Instead search for authentic vacation places that you’re bound to get the same spring break experience. For example, when you think of a place like Cabo in Mexico - you’ll find that it’s affordable, has many activities you can do, the destination is small enough for you to travel around quicker and enjoy all of its night life. 


Gather A Group Of People

  • Most of the packages online (such as an Airbnb) are advertised towards groups so gathering groups will put you in position to contact agencies ahead of time to get cheaper deals. And make sure those friends aren’t going to back out the last minute!


Guys, please take these tips into consideration for your next Spring Break trip. If you take our advice seriously you and your roommates will be on a fast track to having the time of your life, even if you’re only occupation is work study. It’s always important to be financially smart. Ever thought of boosting your financial smarts?

Giancarlo Sanchez

Written by Giancarlo Sanchez

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