Money saving tips for couples in long-distance relationships

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Watch out for specials

Airlines always have flight discounts – make these your friend. Granted, you can’t depend only on the specials for you to see your partner. Rather, agree on the perfect time you would want visit and start searching for deals around that specific date.

Work around your leave

The festive season is the busiest time of the year and that’s when prices skyrocket. If you don’t get paid leave in December, opt for travelling during off peak season. This way you save on travel cost and you still get your full salary.

Share costs

Remember the number one relationship rule? Compromise! It’ll definitely help with stretching your budget. Don’t just pack up and expect your partner to pay for everything. You split the costs half-half for activities, food, entertainment and transport. That way you don’t risk running out of money fast.

Have an account

If the both of you travel on a monthly basis to see each other then opening a joint account might just be a good idea. Both of you should contribute equally to the account and use it only for maintaining your relationship. This way you never have to dip into your personal savings.

Plan ahead

Having a five-day plan for shopping, sight seeing and restaurant hopping could leave you broke by the time you get back home. Instead, take sunset walks, picnic at your backyard or take a stroll at the beach.

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