Hello my fellow Road Warriors:
Here are some more tips on how to keep your costs down. Stay in a suite. I've found out that Extended Stay America will accept a Price Line bid of $26-$28 a night. Talk about savings. I also recommend going to the grocery store. Staying in to eat will lower your expenses and that adds up to more money in your pocket. Lodging and meal expenses for a week is around $215. Lodging and meals staying at other hotels and eating out is approximatley $440 a week. That is a savings of about $225 dollars. Streach that out to twice a month for a year and it comes to $5400. Now do I have your attention?
Here is another one. Go for a run (or a walk). Instead of looking for evening entertainment that pulls dollars from your wallet, go hiking. For a State Park, it is usually a few bucks to get in. You will not dish out a movie ticket, and an $8.00 soda. You will also get that thing that we don't always get because we hover over a computer all day and night. You know....exercise.