10 Best Family Road Trip Essentials

When you are packing up for an impromptu road trip, there are a few things you shouldn’t forget. Whether you’re heading all the way down Route 66, road tripping through the Smokey Mountains or simply heading to a far-off campsite to get away from the hubbub of city life, here is a simple list of the things you won’t want to forget before you leave.

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Save to splurge

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about a tactic to avoid frivolous and impetuous purchases that can wreck your budget. And we write often about saving and being thrifty. But we want to remind you that sometimes it’s also OK to treat yourself to a special item or activity that you love. Allowing yourself an occasional treat is necessary to keep you from feeling deprived by your budget. Learn about how – and why – you can splurge without wrecking your budget.

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