Here is a question to get people thinking about why a budget is so important. A family of four book a week’s apartment holiday in Spain for £1000. How much do they need to budget?
We’ve all made the mistake of paying the balance for a holiday and thinking, “Hurrah, that’s my holiday paid for!” But what about the hidden costs of a break in the sun?
The figures are only approximate but illustrate the point that things often work out more than our initial thinking. Many of these costs are fairly conservative given that it is a family of four.
Take a look at the Gingerbread website where you can download a free copy of 50 Inspirational Ideas for Summer Family Fun on a Budget
Gingerbread also provides some useful information in their fact sheet on Holidays.