Travelling is one of the most memorable experiences which you will enjoy in your life. If you find yourself making excuses as to why you cannot go exploring the world because you think you cannot afford it, it may just be a matter of finding ways to save. There are a number of simple ways to cut your weekly spending, allowing you to put more money into your travel fund.
Save on your coffee – instead of purchasing coffee at your local café, spend $3.25 and purchase two travel mugs from K-Mart, then make your own coffee – you will save yourself between $4.20 to $4.50 per cup.
Cancel your gym membership – go for a walk or a jog instead. Some gym memberships can cost up to $100 per month.
Apply for a rewards credit card – some cards offer airline tickets, car rentals and hotels. The trick to avoiding any unforeseen charges is to make sure that you pay the balance off each month.
Borrow books from the library rather than purchasing the latest bestsellers. Costing over $20 each, reading can quickly become a very expensive hobby.
Make your own lunch – nine times out of ten homemade salads and sandwiches are better than the store-bought kind and cost a fraction of the price to prepare.
Ladies, do your own nails. With the average cost of a manicure being around $30-40, if you usually get a manicure once a fortnight you can save yourself up to $1,000 a year. Now wouldn’t that be better spent on a holiday?
Have any of these helped you to save money for a holiday? Do you have any other money-saving tips to share?