IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK…
Everybody has a bucket list these days, and one of the things you’ll find on the very top of that list is a dream traveling experience.Whether you want to see the northern lights, backpack around a jungle or go on safari, it can be one of those far away goals that never gets ticked off because of money! Well, what if we told you that saving for travel isn’t that hard? Here are 7 easy ways to do it!
HAVE A DEDICATED SAVINGS ACCOUNT:
Have a savings account just for travel expenses.That way you’ll never spend money that’s earmarked for household expenses. You’ll also know exactly how much you can afford to spend. You can manage your money with the 50-20-30 rule too so you have more savings to play with.
KEEP A COIN JAR:
Many people don’t like carrying around change anyway. You won’t even miss it.Toss your coins in every day, and it’s almost like getting “free” travel money.We found a beautiful piggy bank this week that could be perfect for this, especially as you can write on it with chalk, check it out here!
HUNT FOR DEALS:
Sure, spontaneity is fun when traveling, but a little planning can save big bucks.For instance, Kayak’s Travel Hacker Guide helps you find bargains such as the best time to buy airline tickets. Or vacation on a cruise ship as it heads back to its starting point.The cost is significantly less.
USE WHAT’S AROUND YOU:
Instead of buying hardcovers, paperbacks or e-books, use the library. If you don’t want hard copies, many libraries have electronic versions as well.Check out our favorite books this month and then go to your local library on a book hunt!
SCRIMP ON LUXURIES:
Don’t spend money on luxuries such as high-priced coffee shop drinks when you can make yourself one and bring it with you in a ceramic travel mug. Depending upon how often you splurge, this could save you hundreds of dollars annually.
EAT OUT LESS OFTEN:
Cooking is a skill, but it’s not hard to learn the basics. You’re saving money and making personal growth, all at the same time.When dinner could be as easy as our carrot soup, why wouldn’t you want to get creative in the kitchen?
FIND A CARD THAT REWARDS YOU:
If you’re good at controlling your credit card spending, use a card that rewards. You could get cash, room credits or free airfare.