Who among us doesn’t desire to travel at least once a year, let’s face it? encountering new people, visiting stunning locations, and learning about new cultures. Despite how enjoyable it can sound, your financial situation might not be able to accommodate your desire to travel. Traveling is simple for you when you have a great career and the means to spend money on luxuries like vacation. What if, however, you are a student? Or someone who has trouble controlling their spending?
You can save money for travel by following these simple tips:
1. Compile a list of the monthly costs.
It is simple to determine how much money you can set aside on a regular basis once you have a clear understanding of how much you spend each month on your fixed expenses.
2. A reasonable sum
Decide how much you want to save each month and stick to it. Don’t set the value too high because you never know when unanticipated bills will arise. Just set aside an amount that feels reasonable to you. It would be ideal if your bank account and your savings account could be linked. Create a few savings accounts with distinct names for each goal, such as “vacation,” “vehicle,” “home,” or “urgency.”
Establish a regular day each month for an automatic transfer of funds from your checking account to your savings account. If opening multiple savings accounts isn’t an option for you, just have one where you can control the maximum withdrawal amount. However, unless it is absolutely necessary, DON’T use money from your savings account.
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3. Limit your dining out and entertainment.
If you give it some thought, going out or eating at restaurants may be very expensive, especially if you do it once a week. You might easily spend $50 a week on food or beverages; while this may seem reasonable to some, why not use that money to buy a plane ticket, for instance to the Philippines or Greece?
4. Additional funds sourced from elsewhere
If you have the chance to make extra money by watching your neighbor’s kids, take it. Even if the salary is low, you will at least have a second source of money. Why not, then?
5. Store things in a jar.
Simply place any extra coins or dollars in your piggy bank. Make sure to get one where it will be difficult for you to withdraw money. If you’re crafty, you could even make your own money-saving jar, which could look nicer and encourage you to put money in it. On YouTube, there are several how-to videos for making one. You’ll be astonished at how much money you can accumulate in a year; it won’t be much, but work is what counts.