When it comes to heading abroad for the summer, there’s a lot you need to take into account. Is the suitcase big enough? Have you booked your flight and can you get there on time? Will you get travel sick on the plane? Etc. However, there’s always a question that worries us more than the rest: do you have the right funds to go on holiday?
Saving up for a holiday is something a lot of people struggle with. And because of that, you’re going to need some tips to keep you on the saving straight and narrow. And that’s easy with a post like this, so feel free to read on if you’re in need of a spot of help.
Try a Savings Account
Of course this is the main thing to do, but a lot of people don’t think of it. Opening up a new account for a rainy day is simple enough, so do the same thing for your holiday plans. This way you can earn interest on whatever it is you manage to sock away as well.
Get Everyone Involved to Save
If you’ve travelling with more than just the one of you, it’s time to get everyone involved in the trip involved in the saving efforts as well. This is something you’re all undertaking as a group or a family, and thus it’s only right all of you try to pay the way towards a week in paradise.
Saving can get a lot easier when it’s a group effort, and you can support and monitor each other from time to time when you most need it. And that’s something that keeps you filling up jars or sinking all your disposable income into a savings account. Agree on a goal by the end of the month and strive to reach it by the time that date rolls around; that’s a piece of cake when there’s more than one of you. It’s like crowdfunding, but in a much more personal way!
Keep a Spare Change Jar
Whenever you get some pennies in your purse or pocket that you don’t know what to do with, pop them in a jar and label it ‘holiday fund.’ Keep on collecting for quite a few months, and try to start in January, and then take it along to a bank just before you head out to your destination to see how much you’ve collected. Get it in notes to make it a lot more manageable to use!
If you build up your funds enough, and then have a spare change jar on top of it, you can easily have some good spending money for your big trip away. So now when you want to check yourself into the JW Marriott Santa Monica, you can sleep soundly in those soft hotel sheets knowing all the souvenirs in the shop next door can be yours. It’s your big trip away, you deserve as many trinkets as possible!
Saving doesn’t have to be hard!