This blog post is here to challenge the popular myth that traveling the world is only for people with rich parents, lottery winners, or work high paying jobs…
That trip to Italy doesn’t have to be just a daydream… Learn how to spend less, save more, and earn extra cash on the side to finally venture off on that life long dream adventure.
Start transferring into a travel account
Putting aside money directly into an account specially for travel, especially into an account that you cannot easily withdraw from, makes it easier to visualize your future travel goals and get the process well underway.You can even go that extra mile and automate your savings. Automating a portion of your paycheck into a savings account will make it easier to get on top of those travel saving goals.
Assess and track your current expenses – and make cuts
Figuring out where you spend most of your money can go a long way towards figuring out what you’re doing wrong and right when it comes to saving. Tracking expenses is an important part of learning where you can cut back or even eliminate your spending. You’ll be surprised how much the little things tend to add up…
A simple exercise can be as simple as grabbing a piece of paper and drawing up a ‘NEEDS’ and ‘WANTS’ columns and place everything you spend money on into one of these two columns… be cut throat and brutally honest!
Do you really need that Netflix subscription right now?
Develop habits that save you money
Going out for food with friends is fun and all but what about inviting them over for dinner at your place instead? Cooking for yourself not only puts money back in your pocket but it’s fun too!
Instead of paying for that hefty gym membership each month, why not run in the great outdoors or exercise in the comfort of your own home!
Walk instead of using public transport when possible, it’s way healthier and not to mention FREE! So get up that extra half an hour early and start saving on petrol and transport passes.
Get a piggy bank
Having a visual ‘bank’ to watch your money grow every day, is great motivation and encouragement to keep putting your loose change in to build up your small fortune for those travel plans!
Get creative and decorate a jar you already have at home and print out motivational travel quotes and pictures and stick them all over the jar for that EXTRA push to get your savings well underway!
You seriously will be blown away how much all your loose change adds up!
Have a market stall
A quick and fun way to generate some spare cash is to sell your unwanted preloved goods! Have a market stall or if time isn’t on your side sell them online (Ebay, Gumtree and Depop).
De-clutter your life for dollars!!!
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”
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