Create A Travel Bank
After the traveling I have done over the past (5) five years I have begun to collect ways to save money and do more things without being stressed on either how I'm gonna eat or where I'm going to stay.
For Starters - Every month, I put in a sum of money into a different bank account to save up for my trips. I have a few that I'm saving for and I have a few separate accounts away from my personal money that way I don't end up spending it. So if you take that extra $5 or whatever sum you wish to save back each pay period you can amass quite a bit during the months you’re not holidaying. You’ll always have spare cash to travel – so no more excuses!
Obviously the more you put in every month, the quicker the fund will grow. For example, shop less or eat out less so you can put more into the travel fund. Now if you can't bear to have your nails done, drugs, eating out, or whatever it maybe then traveling may not be your priority. That's ok but just don't be complaining to me about it.
General Budgeting advice
CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK
rEALLY SIMPLE, RATHER GETTING THAT sTARBUCKS DRINK THAT'S $6 EVERY DAY. sTART THINKING THAT'S A NICE FOREIGN COFFEE WILL TASTE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY. iNSTEAD OF THAT $40 DINNER ONCE A WEEK THINK HOW THAT COULD GO TO A FUN ACTIVITY LIKE PARASAILING. tHAT $150 ACCESSORY THAT YOU THINK YOU NEED SO BADLY, THAT'S AN AIRLINE TICKET TO A FOREIGN LAND. yOU'RE BASICALLY CHANGING YOUR MINDSET ON THINGS. aSK YOURSELF IF YOU REALLY NEED THAT? because YOU PROBABLY DON'T AND JUST HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM.
bOOK YOUR FLIGHTS MONTHS IF NOT A YEAR ADVANCE
pRETTY SELF EXPLANATORY - bOOK FLIGHTS IN AN ADVANCE YOU CAN GET SOME GOOD STEALS ON ROUND TRIP FLIGHTS. i DID A QUICK BOOKING AND i CAN START FROM sT. lOUIS Lambert airport TO sINGAPORE FOR UNDER $1000 ROUND TRIP WITH ONE CHECK-IN BAGGAGE and carry on.
wHEN YOU'RE GETTING A HOTEL IF YOU GO THAT ROUTE, DON'T SPLURGE ON IT! aLL YOU'RE DOING IS SLEEPING AND SHOWERING THERE, NOTHING MORE. bY STAYING IN THE HOTEL YOU AREN'T REALLY EXPERIENCING THE CULTURE ANYWAY. wHEN GENERALLY SHOPPING DON'T BUY WHAT YOU CAN ALREADY BUY AT HOME. fOR EXAMPLE, WHY WATCH A MOVIE IN A THEATER WHEN YOU CAN DO THAT AT HOME? wHY BUY A dvd WHEN YOU CAN DO THAT AT HOME? SHOP AT SUPER MARKETS OR FARMERS MARKETS AN HOUR BEFORE THEY CLOSE YOU CAN SAVE ON THE DISCOUNTED SUSHI AND OTHER ENTREES.
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Born on September 22nd, 1986 and raised in Sullivan, Missouri