How to Pay for Travel When You Retire

How to Pay for travel When You Retire

Traveling is almost everyone’s dream and retirement is the perfect time to do so.

The dream of traveling in the golden years is very common, especially among people who had to work for a majority of their lives and never got the opportunity or privilege to do so. Nearly two-thirds of pre-retirees recently polled said they wanted to travel more once they retired, making it a more popular goal than spending time with friends or taking up new hobbies. Many have the dream, but aren’t sure how to save up enough to fulfill every aspect of the dream they’ve held for so long. Learn how to save with these tips.

  1. Start planning before you retire.

Saying “I want to travel,” is a lot easier than actually doing it, and many never actually fulfill their dream of traveling. This is mainly because they don’t actually save enough money. Get as specific as possible – where you’re going and when you’re going; this will make your goal more tangible and more likely to succeed.

  1. Travel when everyone else is working.

One of the great things about retirement is that you never again have to pay attention to any schedule. Meaning, you’re free to travel whenever you wish. It’s usually cheaper to fly during Fall and Spring, and also during the week, rather than on weekends. There are also many discount programs for AAA or AARP members, so be sure to ask.

  1. Manage your rewards cards.

As a retiree you shouldn’t be taking on any debt to make your travel dreams come true. If you have the funds, using a rewards card to pay for the trip is a great way to get cash back or travel rewards you can apply for your next vacation.

Knowing that you have the right health insurance policy that provides coverage while you travel will help give you the peace of mind that you can embark on your dream vacation. Contact SeniorChoices NW. We have agents throughout the state of Oregon and SW Washington, including Aloha, Beaverton, Camas, Canby, Clackamas, Forest Grove, Gladstone, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Portland, Salem, Tigard, Tualatin, Vancouver, West Linn, and Wilsonville.

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