3 Ways to Lower Your Summer Travel Expenses


As Staten Island’s only community-based business bank, Victory State Bank advises that consumers’ money-saving strategies be in place throughout the year, including the summer vacation season.

The bank points to advice from Jeanette Bunn, President of Travel To Go, a membership vacation services company.

Ms. Bunn says that without watching all of the dollars and cents during a vacation, a lot of overspending can lead to a bone-dry savings account or being stuck without enough cash to have any fun. She shares the following advice for saving dollars when traveling:

1) Create a List: A detailed list will help travelers realize just how much money certain things will cost.

Start doing research in order to find out how much each separate purchase will cost, and allot a certain amount of the budget for categories like food, entertainment and activities.

2) Save Up: Those who find smart ways to save up for their vacations will find themselves flush with cash during their trips instead of pinching every penny.

Ms. Bunn recommends doing things like saving up spare change to cash in at the coin machine, skipping out on the morning coffee run for a couple weeks ($4 a drink adds up fast) or even selling unused items at a garage sale to come up with funds fast.

3) Plan Ahead: Travelers who book their trips early tend to see some serious monetary savings when it comes down to securing different aspects of the trip like accommodations, airfare as well as vacation activities.

Ticket prices seem to skyrocket when a date is coming up, but sometimes people need a last minute trip. If so, try to at least avoid the weekend days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays tend to offer the lowest prices.


About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.VictoryStateBank.com.


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