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5 tips to map out a frugal dream vacation

Planning your dream vacation
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A passport, world map and travel bag

A weeklong family trip to Paris? Yikes. A month spent living on the beach? Get real.

In today's economic times, planning a dream vacation may seem like an unaffordable option.

Yet, experts point out that the only thing separating the "dream" from "reality" when it comes to a vacation is the right plan. "You don't have to be rich to go on a dream vacation," says Phyllis Fuchs, financial coach with Fuchs Financial Coaching in Richmond, Ky. "You just need to be smart with your money."

Follow these tips on researching, planning and saving money for the trip of a lifetime.




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