Through the eyes of Zainab...
Saving up for that dream vacation may not seem as easy as it sounds. Many people save for weeks, months and some for even years, to get that week or two away from their daily routines and just relax. Whether it be that sunny trip to Cuba, or that visit back home to Greece or even that long awaited honeymoon to Paris, you should start saving today!
Here are some simple ways to how you can save money for that dream vacation you've always wanted.
1. Create A Savings Account
Set aside a reasonable amount of every paycheck to deposit into this account. When deciding on how to to save, consider the approximate cost of your trip and how soon you would like to go. Aim to deposit at least $100 to $150 from each paycheck. That being said, as long as you are depositing something and DO NOT withdraw your money, you can deposit as little as $20 or $50.
2. Stop Eating Out
A lot of us have the habit of eating out every single day! Whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or sometimes even all three. Try cooking a meal at home, and if you find that you don't have the time, pre-plan your meals on the weekends. Make larger portion sizes so that you can have leftovers for lunch the next day.
3. Budget Weekly Expenses
Little things like those daily coffee runs, weekly movie outings, or even just casual shopping trips can save you from spending a lot. Now I'm not saying to stop having fun, just limit the activities that will make you spend money. Set a weekly budget for spending on night outs with your friends and family, food, etc.
Cutting down little by little will help you save up for your dream vacation and it will also help you carry out good money saving habits.