Being frugal comes naturally when you’re a student. Especially if your income is limited yet you have dreams of seeing the whole freaking world.
So when you finally save up just enough cash to make that trip you’ve been planning for months, you need to be extra careful with how you spend each penny.
Here are a couple of ways to help you minimise your expenditure during your trip:
1. Live at the centre.
Saves you lots of time and money since you don’t need to commute as opposed to living at the outskirts of a town.
It’s the best way to see new places and experience new things.
Buy yourself a bunch of fruits, water, some healthy packed food and head out to the park. That should cost you around $5. Plus views and fresh air.
4. Partner up.
For those deals and discounts. You know. 😉
5. Take the overnight bus.
It’s the cheapest way to travel between two cities and you also get a free “bed” for the night.
Always be kind.
So most people have this idea that traveling is only for the rich with money to spare and so on. Truth is, travel is for anyone who prioritizes it. If it’s that important to you, you’ll make it happen. No matter what.
Below are a couple of tips to help you save up for that trip you’ve always dreamed of:
1. Give up expensive habits.
Unnecessary shopping, exotic dinners, always going to the movies, pricey gym memberships, taking taxis everywhere…you know what I mean. Swap these for cheaper alternatives like home-made meals & workouts etc to reduce your budget and increase your savings.
2. Make a monthly budget.
Record all your expenses, from how much you spend on accommodation to all those little snacks you buy every day and figure a way to minimise costs on everything you spend on.
And stick to your planned budget, unless there’s an emergency.
3. Save little amounts every day.
When you save little amounts consistently over a period of time, you won’t feel the pinch as much as when you put aside a lot of money, but only once or twice a month.
4. Open a savings account.
Open a savings account that allows you to earn interest with time. A good way to make extra cash.
5. Keep your eye on the price.
Always remember why you are saving, so as to motivate yourself to keep up at it.
Always be kind.