The Free Retiree Show

S1 EP77: Can You Afford to Go on Vacation? Financial Questions to Answer Before Taking a Vacation

August 11, 2021



Holidays only mean one thing: taking a well-deserved vacation. Either solo or with family and friends, people love going on vacations.

Whether locally or internationally (pre-COVID 19, that is), traveling is a means of escape from most of us. A time to relax, spend quality time with your favorite people, and forget about reality and work for a while. For some people, taking vacations is a necessity rather than a luxury. 

But a very important question still stands, can you afford to take a vacation? Of course, you can easily swipe your credit card to book a flight, book three rooms in a hotel, and eat out at restaurants as freely as you can. But is this the right move to do? Or are you just digging a deeper hole in debt?


According to Learnvest Money Habits, the average American spends 10% of their annual income on travel. 74% of Americans have gone into debt to pay for a vacation, averaging a total of $1,108.


Wealth manager Lee Michael Murphy shares his full-proof checklist to make sure you’re financially ready before going on a vacation you truly deserve. 


Join us with co-hosts career advisor Sergio Patterson and attorney Matthew McElroy for a fun, informative, and even semi-argumentative episode about how you should prepare yourself and your family financially and not get into more debt for a vacation. 


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