How to vacation even with high gas prices
Farnoosh Torabi gives tips on how to be financially independent
- Duration 7:22
- Date Apr 4, 2012
Farnoosh Torabi gives tips on how to be financially independent
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Furniture -- -- -- -- -- author of -- yourself -- get the mindset and discipline you need to build your financial life it's I don't but it's about impairments and it is.
And out of power in this -- -- learned during the recession is that we lost accountability.
You know we're waiting for my bail out my you know my my security blanket and it -- never came in so.
Over the years working with young adults -- -- families helping them resurrect their financing -- look Smart you know how to Google things you -- how to find the answers.
But what gets us off the couch and actually -- making money or paying our bills.
It's all appear at all -- having goals and making a plan and having.
So that that they say the mindset you really -- your finances on tracks you -- and I wanna get to the topic at hand but do you worry that.
Because of all the programs.
And I -- programs -- you know I was really -- say handouts there have been given over the last couple of years that we've ruled that mindset between.
You know extended unemployment benefits and you know.
Cash for clunkers first time homebuyers credit all of this is just kind of came -- -- -- It's hard because you're getting your week for your hand out right and so that sense.
What can I do what -- idea -- I feel like we're losing that grant for losing that sense of empowerment you know at the end of the day as I always say knowing cares more about your money than you.
Now the government and I your pairing and snag your spouse you you're your own economy need to manage -- be at the -- that was possible.
And so that means taking the reins and not waiting for subsidies and if they come gritty but that's just -- -- be icing on the cake yet.
-- examination -- didn't -- notion of contamination has to stop.
One of the -- I guess have been patterned yourself is using -- yes there's so much available out there now between wet and all the school laps he can't you see yourself this.
Pretty decent sum of money -- and I think with the travel season approach change.
I've got some website that I used that I really love to save a buck especially with gas prices on the rise and I want to political know what I have -- -- -- -- my vacation days.
So sites like inner dinner dot com have you heard and that's no on Maynard -- -- dot com if you're really adventurous and you're going to see parents or -- interview where.
On -- -- free meal Tracy okay great -- off.
Go to this site you can hook up with the local residents who is cooking up some you know a home cooked meal.
And it's -- he has heard doors to travelers and it sounds a little hope he -- meet me there since strings attached but it's totally catching on.
People are embracing is almost like they are these air V Indy website -- mean he is the site where people open up an extra room in their home for travelers course we'll charge you but it's less than say going to a hotel around.
So air being be in -- dinner on Groupon even I know -- Groupon it's a controversial -- candidate but.
You know I use it to find deals in my town in New York but if I'm going to.
You -- or anywhere check out the deals are happening in those destinations.
Hey you can get 90% off dinner or you know one -- -- get one free movie tickets you know and so -- you can plan ahead for your excursions when you're at a town because.
I think what we're starting to see is.
People are sick of having hunker down yes.
You know we're not only adding we've been trying to keep to the budget the whole thing so.
-- because there's just this pent up demand to get the heck out there.
And key point that we have travel season coming on people are gonna wanna get -- -- how they shut and they (%expletive) but they got to do right.
They gotta do it right so let's talk about.
On people -- hit the road with their vehicles and gas prices -- -- Hitting my four dollars a barrel that's our report on the gallant an expert on barrel for a gallon so if you're worried about that.
You know hurting your budget.
Think about renting a car now even if you have a car -- different card is found -- -- counterintuitive but we run a math -- partner with enterprise front are actually.
And we ran a survey that looks -- You know -- economical benefits letting your car sit in the garage and renting a different vehicle.
When you're going on -- road trip now this -- work for everybody here the circumstances have to align.
-- have an old car and a lot of us steel holding onto our cars because -- economy talked about this if it's a gas guzzler it's an older car.
On you're probably better off -- -- sixth and renting a smaller compact vehicle -- -- more feel better -- economy.
That it if it does break down we have free roadside assistance.
A survey has shatter an industry survey has shown that -- not only save on gas in the short term but also on the depreciation of your own vehicle.
And here leasing a car that's yours and -- leasing you -- -- -- a lot of mileage on that car so better to have that sticking your garage.
And -- something else that's smaller and more fuel efficient -- enterprise actually had.
A weekend rate of nine -- nine -- day.
For contact -- yes so I agree that it's huge savings and so you -- mind that rate with the fact you're gonna save on gas it's like a no brainer.
That's a great tip actually.
If you're flying break up the flight.
He's another when your tips yeah you're saying I know it's a little inconvenience if you're not -- time -- -- -- signing you don't mind being a little inconvenience.
This can actually see -- like 50%.
But what's more about booking flights I find that -- timing is really important.
So booking in the middle of the week industries there survey show that's when the flights tend to hit rock.
The prices because the airlines 10-Q -- -- in sales on Friday.
And then over the weekend early part of the next week they had other airlines start to.
Fight Forest Service -- -- passengers.
And prices continue to drop and so by Wednesday Thursday that's really the sweet spot for getting those.
Really good prices for airline tickets lets you -- I mean I've done with my kids we've done a layover -- just in the inches she replaced and it makes a huge difference.
You know -- leave the she's on the network yeah blondes.
I -- -- in Russia.
She's many shows you like the Food Network means she said one of the smartest let me thank you wanted to think she sent me -- is -- Smart thing I ever heard.
Is it takes money to save time but it takes time to save money.
And it's they shift its -- is if you have the time you have the flexibility you can leave on a windy you can layover you and I hate to different flights so you consider yourself a load of money.
So really what it comes down to is what do you value your time app right you know and it's different for everybody so I look at these little cut coupons for like fifteen hours a week and they -- -- -- bucks -- really is -- times like.
Were at best four dollars an hour.
Yes so when you put did not contact you start to wonder and I really using my time valiantly but efficient friends TV -- and -- I'm taking away time from actually planning a -- job it's gonna have staying power -- to actually good at their place of you can find these tips.
Yes you know at a price dot com and also that -- -- dot TV which is my blog that -- before so it's FA RN OO SH TV dot TD dot TV at dot com let's take that and that's a pack set the and I -- -- their earnings to come out come on again I well.
Producer -- check out her books like yourself rich get -- -- in -- when he need to build your own financial life.
And you know what we need to all read it because we need to stop sitting home waiting for handouts.