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June 06, 2021

Ready to travel again? Don't forget these simple tips.

If you're looking forward to traveling again this summer, you're not alone. On Memorial Day, May 31st, 2021 over 1.9 million people went through TSA. This is a huge difference from the same weekend in 2020 where only 354,000 people traveled, and in 2019 nearly 2.5 million people traveled. That may mean over 75% of people are traveling again! Whether you're planning a vacation to that long-awaited bucket list destination or a simple weekend getaway, here are a few things you'll want to do to prepare when traveling this year:

  • Make sure you are using a credit card that gets you points or cash back for your hotel, airline, or rental home spend.
  • Check Out VRBO.com, Homeaway.com, or AirBnb.com If you're traveling with a large group, it might save you more money by booking a rental home than a hotel. You may also find the same property on one of the other sites for a lower cost.
  • If flying, sign up for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® and Clear. These options speed up the screening process at TSA by allowing you to skip taking off shoes and removing electronics, liquids and foods from your bags. Many credit cards will give a statement credit for your Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® application. By combining both TSA PreCheck® and Clear, you'll save time and money at the airport.
  • Get there early! With all the time spent at home over the last year, traffic and lines might be an inconvenience you've forgotten about. Whether it's the airport, an amusement park or just a day at the beach, plan to arrive early. You can avoid those the lines, crowds, a missed flight and see all the attractions or secure a prime spot on the sand if you're there early.
  • Pack food or plan to go grocery shopping. By packing at least one meal like a sandwich, chips, or other snacks for the day when traveling, you will save money. If you're vacationing for multiple days, take a trip to the grocery store the first day and save money by not eating out for every meal.

As you start to travel again, stay safe, but take advantage of these tips that could save you hundreds of dollars a year!


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Cristina Briboneria

Vice President, Private CFO®

Cristina Briboneria, CFP®, ADPA®, AWMA®, Vice President, Private CFO®.

Cristina is originally from Los Angeles, California but has lived in Houston, TX, Cleveland, Ohio, and now resides in Atlanta, Ga. Cristina graduated from Oberlin College with degrees in Mathematics and History. She earned her Certified Financial Planner(TM) designation from Oglethorpe University.Cristina has also been recognized in Atlanta Magazine as one of Atlanta's Five Star Wealth Managers.

Cristina joined Ameriprise Financial in 2005 and was one of the Top 10 Advisors in her peergroup at the end of her first year. She was rewarded the Mercury Award, Centurion Award, and First Year Top Achiever Award for high achievement. She quickly moved into leadership positions as an Advisor Coach and District Manager in 2006. As a District Manager she earned the Circle of Success award when she lead her team to Top Five in the country throughout the entire company.

Since joining oXYGen, Cristina has built a successful practice of over 175 clients having awide range of demographic from business owners, corporate executives and employees, teachers, clergy, and non-profit organizations. She wanted to help build a company that was tailored specifically towards Gen X & Y."These generations have been overlooked and will be a driving force in our future economy. They will be a force to be reckoned with--many of of my clients are purpose driven individuals wanting to make a difference in their places of business but also wanting the knowledge of how to be financially responsible and successful."

The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those held by Kestra Investment Services, LLC or Kestra Advisory Services, LLC. This is for general information only and is not intended to provide specific investment advice or recommendations for any individual. It is suggested that you consult your financial professional, attorney, or tax advisor with regard to your individual situation.
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