Spring break another financial stress for college students

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College in the spring is all about spring break. Yet, spring break vacation can be expensive. Students already having to pay for the new school year can be another financial stress putting together a vacation.

Luckily, planning early help to make it more affordable. Michigan State student Albertina Mays is an expert at saving money for spring break. The MSU senior have managed to go to places like Miami, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles over the last few years.

“Since our spring break is in March, I try and start planning in November and book by December. Those are the times I find the most affordable flights. I also utilize sites such as Expedia, or Kayak,” Mays said.

Mays credits that she also able to find the best seats for flights, as well vacation deals/packages. “Planning early is less stressful as well, along with being cost efficient,” she says.

MBA financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Tylene Henry, explain it’s best to plan early, but too early. “I personally recommend people especially students for spring break to book 54 days early. Booking flights/hotels too early as well too late can result in paying more. Booking flight for example last minute can result in paying an average of 30 percent, more of your ticket price,” says Henry.

Henry added that booking at a right time, as well gathering a good number of people who all want to go, not only cut down cost, but creates a plan. As well give people time to get those days available for work as well.

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