Spring Break

Tip 4: Hit up the grocery store

Food costs can really make or break your trip. If you fail to plan and decide to eat and drink out all the time, your spring break costs will skyrocket.

The best plan is to hit up a grocery store as soon as you arrive at your destination and buy the food you’ll need for the week. By not eating out all the time, you’ll cut your food spending at least in half.

Even if you schedule one or two “going out” meals with your friends to make it special, by eating in for most of your seven-day trip you can keep your food budget to about $100 to $125.

Of course, if you need help assessing your financial situation before or after spring break, feel free to contact the MoneySmarts Team to get some help.