Would you like to go on vacation? Most people love to travel, however the money required to do so is often perceived as the biggest barrier to taking part in these dreams! If you're seriously considering going on vacation but are struggling to come up with the money to do so, fear not, there are multiple steps you can take to make this worry disappear!
Here is a list of money saving ideas to get you started in saving towards your dream vacation!
Goal: First, you must set a budget for your trip, as this will be your goal! Having a goal is important as it allows you to monitor your progress and feel encouraged every time you get a little closer!
Groceries: This cost cannot be avoided as everyone must eat, and being hungry for months or years just to save for a trip is not advised. However, here are a few tricks that can help lower your grocery expenses.
Entertainment: This is an important part of saving money, because you don't want to stay at home doing nothing just because you're saving money to go traveling! Here are a few ways to maintain your social life and the activities you enjoy without breaking the bank.
Monthly Bills: There are many easy steps you can take to explore if lowering your monthly bills is a possibility.
Collectors Points: Ensure to collect points, when available, from the stores that you often frequent. These can help you obtain anything from free coffees to gift cards that can be used towards groceries, monthly bills, travel related expenses or entertainment activities (such as restaurant vouchers or tickets for the movies).
Transport: This expense widely varies depending on your specific life circumstances (where you live and work).
Second Source of Income: From a part time job in your field or elsewhere, to online paying surveys or becoming a sales rep (think Avon, Norwex, door to door marketing, etc.), anything that interests you and for which you have the time and passion to engage in while being sure it'll improve your monthly earnings, is worth a consideration! Just make sure you still have time to take care of yourself and enjoy yourself, otherwise it won't be worth it if you're miserable and overworked!
Bottom Line: Evidently, not all of these ideas apply to everyone, but there's certainly many that you can apply to your situation today in order to start saving! And this list is only the beginning of ideas! Do you have any other ideas that have been helpful to you? Share these in the comments section below to help your fellow travelers achieve their goal!
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