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7 tips for a frugal, hassle-free road trip

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With the airlines assessing charges on everything from blankets to baggage, this year may call for a summer road trip to save money.

"Taking a driving vacation is popular right now because air travel is too costly. Just make sure you plan ahead and take a break that you can afford," says Deatra Riley, financial education manager for CredAbility, a nonprofit credit counseling service in Atlanta.

To help you save money, here are some trip tips for packing correctly, preparing your car, planning your route, saving on gas and more.


 

 

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