If you’re going on holiday, how can you save money on spending money and car hire, so you have more cash in your pocket?
Holidays are rarely cheap, but you can cut the costs of yours by planning ahead (so you don’t have to buy your travel money at the airport), shopping around (so you can get the best value car hire) and making sure you don’t use your credit or debit card without knowing the charges. Here are some ideas on how to make your money go further.
Holiday money: how to get more when you're buying travel money for your holiday
Which foreign currency providers pay the most and what charges should you watch out for?
If you’re heading off on holiday or thinking about a city break, you probably know that you won’t get the best deal on travel money if you leave it to the last minute. You can save a lot of money (especially if you're changing a large amount of currency) if you buy from a specialist provider rather than from your bank or from a currency provider at the airport. The airport is great for convenience, but you definitely won't get the best rates.
Save money on airport parking: if you’re heading off on your holidays, don’t pay the ‘drive in’ price
I was interested in a report in the Independent newspaper the other day which said it was cheaper to park a light plane at the airport for 24 hours than to leave a car in a short stay car park. So, I know short stay car parks are only meant for an hour or so, but even if you use a medium or long stay car park, you could pay a fortune if you don’t book ahead. What are your options?