Traveling is an investment we are putting on ourselves for life. An investment that makes us ‘richer’ in experiences…and it does require some saving up and sacrifices. How about saving up all that money we spend daily on useless things and put them into that Travel Fund. How about ditching that night out, the ugly hangover that you don’t need, the bike or car that always cries for fuel and maintenance. Once you let go off all those materialistic attachments, you will start seeing the difference your bank account makes. How to Save up for a Trip is the one of the roadblocks every wannabe traveler faces. Lets see a few tips that we can follow to take that dream trip we always had.
Ditch Online Shopping:
In the fast paced digital world, online shopping came as a boon for many. Now with shopping at your fingertips via phone apps, a few clicks is all it takes for your bank balance to disappear. Uninstall all the such apps straightway. Myself being a shopaholic, the urge to travel has introduced me to my thrifty side. I have learnt to buy only the things that are really needed.
Cut Down on Social Spending:
Learn to say NO to those night outs. Those weekends can really put a dent on your savings plan. If you do feel like missing out on your friends, arrange meetups at home. It will be less expensive. Let them know your travel plans. Maybe you could become their motivation to travel.
Branded stuff are really expensive and not all of them promise quality. Do not get fooled by those fancy logos and markings. If you can find the same quality minus the brand logo for 5 bucks lesser, that could really make a difference. Time to change your shopping mentality.
Time to start Cooking:
Cook for yourself. Experiment, try out new recipes to make your cooking more fun. Eating out is always expensive. Ditch those fancy restaurants for homely food. Bye Bye Starbucks…
Get Rid of Cable TV:
In this era of high speed Wi-Fi, cable TV is just another unnecessary luxury which can be easily ditched. You can watch everything online for free. Do not cut down on your Internet plan though. If you can, well go ahead but I cant and so I wont add it here. There is nothing more annoying than a low speed internet.
Save all those Coupons and Credit Card Points:
Redeem all those credit card points from your previous transactions and use those coupons and cut down your expenses further.
Stop Drinking and Quit Smoking:
Now follow these steps and watch your Travel Fund grow. Will update the post if I come across on anymore tips on how to save up for a trip.