With these tips it doesn’t matter if you’re still unsure of where you’re headed for vacation. Following these will give you a jumpstart to save up for your next trip and holiday, though.
Open a separate savings account that you’ll use to transfer savings to. Each month set up an automatic withdrawal from your main accoung onto your savings account so you’ll make sure not to “touch” your savings while paying with your main account. Watching the amount growing each month will make you feel better and less guilty about spending it on your vacation.
Stash away loose change can add up over the next few months! Extra cash is always great to fund a few fun activities or meals while you’re traveling. Don’t underestimate those change jars.
Saving for your vacation is an extra incentive to think twice before you buy something. Make smart decisions about your spending, you can always use that money for something more important or necessary.
Make small transfers here and there.
Cut out some lattes and the things you buy daily that you don’t actually necessarily need. If you find yourself with 5 or 10 dollars without actually having to spend them, transfer those into your savings account. You don’t have to see huge amounts of money to transfer a little. This always gives me instant satisfaction, knowing that I’m spending mindfully without actually losing anything, but instead investing in a nice trip in the future.
Earn a little extra on the side.
Sometimes saving won’t be enough to fund the trip you want to go for. You can always declutter your wardrobe and sell some unwanted goods, or take on part-time jobs as a teacher, tutor, waiter, barista, etc.
What do you do to save up for travel?