Are you hoping to get away this year with your family? Are you struggling to save and budget? This blog post will give you some tips and pointers of where to tighten your purse strings in order to gain a little more cash to make those vacation or travel dreams a reality.
At the start of every month make a budget for your entire family making sure to include in this what you spend on bills, groceries, social expenses etc and what you want to save. Make this budget your bible and stick to it as much as possible. However, life can be unpredictable and there will be unexpected expenses that you don’t foresee. Therefore, it is vital to have some savings stashed away. Most importantly be honest with yourself. I have found that the best way to attempt this is to actually write down everything you spend for a week and then figure it out from there. What you can cut, what you need to keep etc.
accessories for the children. Take that as an opportunity to clear out their old toys that and either donate them or try selling them on eBay or similar sites. There are loads of fantastic free sites you can use to sell these unwanted items. You can then put that money into your savings account for the next family holiday. And an added bonus is that you will no longer be weighed down by stuff! It can be a hard process but after decluttering you will feel lighter overall!
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only will this save you money but it’s also better for your health. Are you spending money on a gym membership you never use? Why not just workout at home or go for runs etc. or make use of offers like class pass and save yourself the wasted monthly fee. For me Starbucks can get quite out of hand! I found by cutting it out and simply using coffee from home I saved about $150 a month!
Every small change you make to yourself and families life will add small change to your pocket. This small change will allow you more room to go on family adventures. If travel is a priority there are loads of ways to make it happen! Start with these small changes and see how far across the globe it can get you!