Brocker.Org: 4 strategies to stretch your summer vacation budget


More than two-thirds of vacationers cop to overspending, and half do so to the point where they end up carrying credit card debt, according to a 2015 Experian survey.

A stealth budget buster: the intersection of travel season and wedding season. In a recent survey, 15 percent of travelers say they have spent more than $1,000 on wedding-related travel.

If there’s a wedding (or more likely, weddings) on your summer calendar, factor those in as part of your overall budget, Sophia Bera, a certified financial planner and founder of Gen Y Planning in Austin, Texas, told CNBC. You may need to be selective on which events you RSVP “yes” to.

“You don’t have to go to every wedding you’re invited to,” she said. “Financially, you might not be able to.”

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