Want to travel but live paycheck to paycheck ? It’s possible !
There are three simple ways to start traveling
1. Increase Income
3. Plan Early & Within Budget
1. Get more hours at current job
Look for overtime hours if possible . If asked to stay late , do it if you can . If you can , try to get a promotion or raise. You never know until you ask.
2. Get a better paying job
If your job is not paying enough , look for something else . Try Indeed.com.
3. Start a part-time job
Part-time jobs are good for extra cash for the moment .
4. Start a small business
Do you have any talents , use them !
5. Do odd jobs
Check out apps like Fiver or Shiftgig for odd jobs.
I remember working two jobs and barely making ends meet but I found a new job making more money. I also still kept my part time job because of the flexibility and only went if I needed extra. I also started a small business.
1. Start small.
Try saving $5 a week then work your way up to $20 a week and then so on.
2. Set a realistic goal.
Do not say “I’m going to save $10,000” instead say “I’m going to save $100 a month.”
3. Save automatically every paycheck
Set your checking account to save money every time you get paid.
4. Stop unnecessary spending
You can skip nights out , movies , getting your hair and nails done , etc . You can even cut out some subscriptions and memberships.
I started putting money towards my savings every paycheck and any extra money from my part time job and business was saved automatically. Digit helped me save hundreds ! It was easy to set up and I barely noticed the money missing. I usually don’t go out or spend extra money before a trip saving all my little coins !
Plan Early & Within Budget
1. Look for flights / hotels months in advance
The earlier you book , the cheaper it will be . Use Google Flights , Hopper , and Skyscanner to track flights.
2. Look for excursions that include food and drinks
Always read the descriptions on the excursions but also bring a snack along or eat before . Try Viator and Expedia for excursions.
3. Set a realistic budget
A trip roughly costs $500 and more . Start along that budget. No trip should cost you more than $2,500.
Usually I plan my trips months in advance , with just the general idea of where and when I want to go. From there I pretty much stalk Google Flights , Skyscanner , and Hopper looking for a great flight deal. I read reviews on hotels and Airbnb’s before I figure out where to stay. Once the main part is pretty much done , I look for activities within range. Before all of this , I set a realistic budget. Not every trip has to cost an arm and leg , but maybe just a thigh 😂
Hopefully these tips help you save for your next adventure!
If you have any tips for me , leave a comment ! Let’s help each other !
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