I love traveling. I love seeing new places, or even old places with a new eye.
And vacations, those limited periods of time when we uproot our normal routines, are most often when we experience travel.
While vacations are salutary, and I highly recommend you take your vacation time if you have it, all too often vacations are seen as a bubble in which one doesn’t need to think or care about any of normal life.
And that can be a problem. “I’m on vacation” is often code for “I don’t care how much it costs.” Which can mean that in addition to whatever souvenirs you’ve purchased, you also bring home a credit card bill.
But you don’t even need to use a credit card to make poor financial decisions. All you need to do is to not track your spending when you’re on vacation.
This is exactly what happened when my partner and I visited New York City this past week.[Read more…] about What happens when you don’t track your spending on vacation