How much does that vacation (and giant turkey leg) really cost you?
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Back in the olden days, vacation meant our family of six squeezed into our 1972 two-door Duster and we were off on a six-hour drive to Cape Cod for one week. We saved for the entire year for that vacation. We allocated $100 a day to spend. If we spent less than $100, it meant more to spend another day. One of my children was the accountant, keeping the books on our daily allowance.