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Survey Results: Summer Vacations
by Scott Bilker
Scott Bilker is the author of the best-selling books, Talk Your Way Out of Credit Card Debt, Credit Card and Debt Management, and How to be more Credit Card and Debt Smart. He's also the founder of DebtSmart.com. More about and DebtSmart can be found in the online media kit.
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Scott Bilker This survey originally ran in the 8/3/01 DebtSmart E-mail Newsletter.

Did you go on a summer vacation this year?

22% of respondents said Yes
78% of respondents said No

How much did you spend on vacation? (Include travel, expenses, dining, souvenirs, etc.)

17% of respondents said Less Than $1,000
3% of respondents said $1,001 to $2,000
3% of respondents said $2,001 to $3,000

Is the amount you spent on your summer vacation more or less than you initially planned on spending?

13% of respondents said They Spent Less
3% of respondents said They Spent More

How did you spend money during your summer vacation?

17% of respondents said Cash
7% of respondents said Credit Cards

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Reader Comments

"I didn't go on vacation - Decided to spend the money paying off the last of my credit card debt. I'm debt free for the first time in 4 years! Now I'm saving to go back to college in January and should have enough by then did get through a year of school without any debt or loans!"

"Going on vacation in October when it's cheaper :)"



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