Looking to go on vacation? It’s time to start saving up for that trip you want. With these money saving tips, your dream vacation has never been easier to achieve.
Open a Dedicated Savings Account
One of the best ways to start saving is opening up a savings account dedicated to your vacation. Start by putting a certain amount of money each week into your account, leaving that money there until its time for your trip. You can open a savings account at your local bank or go with an online bank where you’ll be less likely to withdraw your money.
Budget Your Money Each Week
Another tip to successful saving is budgeting your money each week. Instead of going to your favorite store and buying something you don’t really need, try putting that money away into your vacation savings account! The more you budget, the more you’ll save.
Start Saving Spare Change
Don’t throw your loose change to the side! Counting coins will payoff in the long run. If you have a lot of spare change, start saving it. By saving your coins, you’ll be amazed by the amount of money you’re actually putting away into your account. Try saving your change for a year in order to have extra spending money on your vacation.
Put Away Your Tax Refund
One of the best bonuses you get during the year is from your taxes. If you receive a decent amount of money back from your refund, consider putting it away into your vacation savings account. Even if you only put half of the refund away, you’ll be thankful that you did.
Sell Your Stuff
Selling your stuff is one of the easiest ways to make some quick cash. It’s as simple as turning on your phone. Today, there are numerous apps that allow you to sell your belongings online that you may not need anymore. That purse you were dying to have but never used, or that guitar you never played can all turn into cold, hard cash. Don’t want to sell your stuff online? Throw a garage sale! It’s a great alternative to get some extra money in your pocket.
Slash Your Eating Out Spending
Eating out may be a big part of where your money goes. You start your mornings off by buying coffee, then go out and grab lunch with some coworkers, and if you have a lengthy commute, you may stop on the way home for a quick bite to eat for dinner. Try limiting eating out a few times a month to help grow your vacation savings account. You’ll be surprised how much money you’re saving when you stop spending so much on fast food and restaurants.
Track Your Saving Progress
The best way to stay on top of your vacation goal is to start tracking your savings. If you have kids, make a wall chart of your savings progress. This will keep your kids involved in the process, making it easier for you to stay on top of your spending and saving habits.
Save Money and Book a Bus Tour
Looking for a simple and affordable get away? At Martz Group, we would love for you to be part of our bus tours. We’ll take you on a multi-day trip to some of your favorite destinations in New England, New York, and Maryland for a trip to remember. If you’re looking for a quick trip to the Poconos or a weekend vacation to Atlantic City, we also offer different bus fares to get you where you want to go. Save on your vacation and book with Martz today!