Epstein & Kolacz Financial Advisors

(972) 771-9411

Travel, Without the Baggage

Air travel is stressful. While some stress may be unavoidable, like the long lines at security, other sources of stress, like dealing with luggage check-in and baggage claim, can be reduced. If you think checking in luggage for your two-week vacation is inescapable, think again. Here are some ideas to help you get by with just a carry-on and by-pass the hassles (and fees) of checking in luggage.

How to Pack Lightly

There are several simple strategies that may help you survive your next getaway with only carry-on luggage.

Start with a Small Bag

Humans tend to fill up the space allowed them. So, start your packing with a bag that will meet the carry-on criteria.

Mix and Match

Pack clothes that can be mixed and matched so you can wear a variety of outfits with fewer clothes.

Bring the Right Clothes

Ready-to-wear and fast-dry apparel will allow you to more readily re-use clothes.

Two Shoes Maximum

Shoes take up a lot of room, so consider one pair for active use and another for the casual nights out.

Don't Bring What You Can Buy

If you can buy items at your destination (e.g., shampoo and suntan lotion), then don't take up valuable space with these items.

Finally, consider not just what you pack, but how you pack it. Use space efficiently by rolling your clothes and using your shoes' foot space for packing smaller items.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG, LLC, is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright 2019 FMG Suite.

Share |

Free Retirement Guide

It's never too soon to start preparing for retirement. But do you know what to look out for? Download our free ebook, "Retire Happy: A Simple Guide to Your Next Big Adventure."



Thank you! Oops!
 

Related Content

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Please Leave Home Without It

Please Leave Home Without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

 

Have A Question About This Topic?







Thank you! Oops!

Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

View all articles

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

View all calculators

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

View all presentations

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

View all videos