JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #6-Budgeting for a Vacation

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Highlights of today’s show:

  • Busy summer for the blog and podcast
  • The Whites are traveling at the end of this month
  • How are we budgeting for our vacation?
  • Lots of variable expenses when it comes to driving on vacation
  • Nothing like having the accountability of sharing your budget on a podcast

It’s been a busy summer for the podcast and blog. In June we had “Author Month” on the podcast, launched our first eBook The Major Components of a Healthy Financial Plan, and held our first teleseminar for the “You just graduated from college . . . Now What?” Coaching Package. In August the blog became self-hosted and we also had our first webinar titled “You are Debt Free . . . Now What?” Thanks again to all of you who helped made these events possible; I couldn’t do it without you guys!

As mentioned in previous weeks, my family and I will be going on a vacation at the end of the month. Today’s show is all about how we developed our traveling budget for this vacation. I’ve done a show before on my experience in planning a vacation, but in this show we dig into it, use real numbers and show how we came up with each budgeted amount.

Since we are driving the whole way, gas will be our biggest expense. But by knowing the approximate miles that we will be driving during the trip, knowing our car’s mileage per gallon, and using GasBuddy.com, we are able to have a good estimate on how much gas we will use during the trip. In addition, we discuss how we determined the amount of food and other expenses we will spend on the trip.

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