Hello everyone. Today’s article is about a basic and essential topic. We are talking how to save money for a trip or to start a series of trips. Now you just have to keep reading and taking notes!
The first thing to do is to set goals and deadlines. It will be much easier to save money in this way because you have something to aspire and this will give you the motivation to continue to do what you are doing.
However this situation takes time (so it can’t be solved overnight!) but with so much patience and willpower you come more quickly to the top.
First of all you should deposit a small part of each salary. Alternatively you can get a piggy bank and put there some bills every week (this was the favorite method of our grandparents and we must say that it worked great!).
It would be appropriate to make a personal budget to keep the situation under control. In this way you can check how much you have spent in a week (but also monthly) and understand if you have exaggerated with the expenses or if you have been careful to not spend a lot. To make things easier you can establish a budget (maybe at the beginning of the month and calculate how much you want to spend in that particular period).
Then, always to control your expenses, take note (today is easier thanks to the use of specific app) or keep all your receipts and at the end of the month you can get how much you spent (this is a trick that serves to realize how many useful and useless things you bought).
One of the things not to do is definitely run into debts. Obviously there are circumstances that don’t allow it, and if this thing were to happen it is recommended to pay them as soon as possible. So, no debts (if you can!).
Now we are going to talk about the objects we could do without. The list is long but avoid to buy luxury things will be a decisive step. There are always a lot of unnecessary things we buy, or just because it is a current trend or we bought them but we use them only once (or sometimes never). So you have to buy only the main things and eliminate the expensive and unnecessary objects from your list. Think that a brand dress can cost as much as a plane ticket, so why buy it when you could save a lot of money and go straight to the goal ?!
However this is not just about luxury things. We spend lots of money for the food as well. We buy a lot of snacks or fast foods, and food that we will not consume in the shortest possible time (and so there is so much wasted food!). The solution is going to spend where there are discounts and buy few and often (in this way you will save some money to taste the typical dishes of the city where you want to go).
If you can walk or use your bike (just as Netherlands taught us) or the public transportation and leave your car at home. It is also a good way to keep fit!
Time with your friends (another thing to revisit). There are many inexpensive activities you can do with them rather than spending an evening at a restaurant. Of course once in a while, if is in your program, you can do it. It would better to opt for some outdoor activities or a party with pizza or some homemade food that your friends will bring to your home. You can also keep you busy attending some clubs. But there are infinite possibilities; it is not important the place or what you will do but the company, right?
It’s more convenient to do open air sports or at home rather than to the gym. Today there are so many DVD!
One last suggestion to earn something, would be to sell some electronic things or other objects that you don’t need.
These are the basic tricks that you can do to achieve your goal. Of course there are many other small daily actions that we need to be careful. There are sacrifices to do (as in everything you do!) but if you love to travel, like us, nothing will stop you. The suggestion is to spend wisely and never give up despite sometimes you can make some mistakes.
The only contraindication is that all this shouldn’t become an obsession!
And you, would you be willing to follow these methods? We hope that these tips will be useful to the achievement of your dreams.
As always if you have questions or some curiosities please let us know in the comments.
A big kiss to everyone.