Visa USA is trying to make budgeting for summer getaways easier this year with the help of the Travel Wizard - an interactive budget-planning calculator located on the card scheme's Practical Money Skills Web site,
Practical Money Skills for Life is an online financial planning site sponsored by Visa that features lesson plans, interactive calculators, and activities for parents, teachers, students, and general consumers.
Rosetta Jones, director, Visa USA, says: "Our goal is to provide easily accessible money management tools to encourage consumers to adopt good financial habits, such as creating monthly budgets year-round."
The Travel Wizard calculator walks consumers through the process of preparing a travel budget. Users can enter dollar amounts for meals, hotels, entertainment expenses and more. The calculator helps consumers decide between necessary and flexible expenses, and make budget adjustments as necessary.