Here is our vacation dilemma: For a few weeks now, we’ve been planning on booking a trip to Disney World. We took the kids years ago when they were really young and we’ve wanted to go back before they get too old to really get into it.
But I started checking into the price … Holy cow! It’s looking like $4500 to $5000 for a 5 or 6 night package!
You may or may not think that’s a lot of money, but here’s where it gets tough: Our usual Mexico / Caribbean vacation usually runs us about $3,000 for 6 to 7 nights. Plus it is all inclusive (food and drinks), full of pools and activities, and just what a vacation should be – very tropical!
Given the situation, which one would you go for? Does anyone have any bright ideas or tips on saving money on Disney?
Niche Site Update:
Oh, no!!! Somehow this week my niche has gone from #16 to the #60’s and then all the way down to #212. Ouch!! What the heck happened?
I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was probably my fault again. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of reading up on some fancy ways to do backlinking. (Don’t worry. There’s no “black hat” techniques here like buying links or any of that crap).
Instead these are legit but not well used methods. But perhaps the drop in rank is Google’s way of telling me to knock it off.
Anyways, I removed a few of the links and am going to see if my position improves. Wish me luck!
Despite this setback, I am already thinking ahead to what my next niche site topic will be and researching with Long Tail Pro. This time around I’d like to find a keyword that is the perfect storm:
- High CPC
- High advertiser competition
- Low SERP competition
- High search volume
When I find this magic keyword, it will probably be sitting next to a leprechaun and unicorn (that’s sarcasm for saying that such a thing probably doesn’t exist). But I’ll never know unless I try!
Thanks a lot to Tony over at You Only Do This Once for letting me guest post on his site this week. In case you missed it, go on over and read my post: How to Achieve Financial Freedom and World Domination at the Same Time.
Enter to Win:
This month I’m participating in another contest giveaway with a group of other personal finance bloggers. What’s the prize? A Canon Rebel T4i DSLR camera. Pretty awesome, right? Thank you to Structured Settlement Broker for putting this on.
If you’d like a chance to win, just enter below:
Other Bloggers With a Vacation Dilemma:
In case you missed them, here are a few great stories you should check out this weekend:
- Eyes on the Dollar – Is Poverty in the United States an Excuse to do Poorly in School?
- Budgeting in the Fun Stuff – Our Current Retirement Preparations
- Budget and the Beach – I Have a Confession
- Club Thrifty – Types of Investments: Slicing Through The Mystique
- Money Life and More – What to Do If You Are A Victim of Identity Theft
Carnivals & Mentions:
My Money Design was featured on the following sites this week:
- The Frugal Path –
- Making Sense of Cents – Saturday… and a $400 Giveaway
- Family Money Values – Carnival of Money Pros – Snow Edition
- Eyes on the Dollar – Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #27-Ski Lessons and Foster Puppies
- Money Master Mom –
- Money Life and More –
- One Smart Dollar – The Money Mail Carnival Fifteenth Edition
- Midlife Finance – Carnival of Retirement – the 59th Edition
- Club Thrifty – VIP Club Roundup – 18th Edition
- The Ultimate Juggle – Yakezie Carnival Almost Spring Edition
- Debt Round Up – Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 2/23/2013
- Frugal Rules – Carnival of Passive Investing #27
Thanks to everyone for linking to my site and enjoying my posts. I really appreciate your support and hope you continue to visit!
Posts This Week:
- Niche Website Project Part 2 – The Unveiling
- Types of Investment Funds – Open-End and Closed-End Funds
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