Enough worrying, start planning!
Most of us work hard and burn the midnight oil regularly and the cheque arrives then the cycle continues for years and years. Just like a machine, your body endures physical and mental wear and tear that requires you to take some time off and enjoy life. In other words, you need a vacation! The good news is that you do not need to win a lottery or rob a bank to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. Here are a few tips that will enable you turn your desire into reality.
I. Regulate your expenditure
This requires you to critically examine your monthly budget and do away with some items that are not essential. For example, you could order pizza once a week and save a lot of money cooking your own dinner. Try minimizing your weekly drinking sprees to once or twice a month in order to save more of your income. Use public transport on your way to work or school to cut down fuel expenses and restrict yourself to using the car on weekends only.
II. Start Saving
Now that you have decided to save, the next step is to head to the bank and open a savings account. Commitment to this virtue will enable you to actualize your world travel plans more easily than hoping for a windfall. Get in touch with a travel agent who will supply you with a cost breakdown for the entire holiday package then start saving the required amount weekly or monthly with a specific date in mind.
III. Go ahead and borrow
If you need a little financial help, you can always apply for a bank loan with soft terms and conditions. For example, you can expect a low fixed interest rate and long repayment period so that you do not spend a huge chunk of your income on debts. You can also apply for an overdraft if you have adequate savings in your bank account and your bank offers overdraft facility at friendly rates.
IV. Look for creative means to increase your income
Many people cannot afford to take a vacation because of their paychecks will not allow them. Stand out from the
masses and be proactive by seeking additional avenues for your income. For instance, you could rent out your house while on vacation and use the additional money for other useful purposes. Make use of your special abilities such as baking, writing, sculpting during the weekends and after working hours to make that extra coin. If you are an expert in computers, you could start designing websites at a small fee and soon you will have enough money to go and enjoy yourself in your dream destination.
Now you know…
By applying these simple and effective tips, you can engage in preparation of your vacation more clearly and motivated. Remember not to overuse your credit card while enjoying yourself to avoid incurring huge debts once the holiday is over. After you have successfully planned and gone for a vacation, make it a regular habit because you deserve it and it is not so hard after all.
If you have any great ideas how to save better for long term trip, please share with us. We would love to learn more from experience.