How to save money so you can spend more
|Going abroad is always fun,
but a lot of us find that when we get there we cant quite afford to do
all of the things we want to do. If youre planning on going abroad any
time soon and want some help saving up for a trip, here are some tips to help
Most of us just tend to put all of our income in one place and
take out what we need when we need it. However, if youre determined to
have a great trip abroad and save money then you need to learn how to save
properly. Either set up a new account with your bank or use cash to put the
money youre saving for holiday away from all of the rest of your money.
This will prevent you from eating into your holiday fund if you overspend and
will also help you keep track of how much youve saved and how much you
have left to save.
Be safer with your bets
bet big or bet often, its better to be safe than sorry if you want to
save up for a trip abroad. Keep your bets low risk while youre saving up
for holiday fun and if youre a regular gambler you should set yourself a
gambling budget, either per day or for the entire time leading up to your trip.
This way you wont be spending the money you could be using to make your
trip abroad that much more special. If youre the type to be tempted on
online casinos and pick up all of the promotions then try going technology free
for a while. Youll save money on your electricity and you wont be
tempted by those promo notifications.
is one of the biggest expenses when it comes to going abroad. Trains, shuttles
and plane tickets can suck your holiday fund dry if you dont plan
your travel properly and give yourself time to look. Booking travel at the last
minute is one of the biggest and most unforgiveable mistakes that holiday
makers make. The closer you leave booking travel to the day youre
supposed to leave the more expensive its going to be. Plane tickets
especially can get notoriously expensive if you leave them to the last minute
so, as soon as youve made the decision to travel, book your flight.
Airport parking is also a big hassle for travellers and suffers from
the same problem. The earlier you book your airport parking the more likely
youll be to reserve a space and get it for a reasonable price. If you
dont manage to book your parking you do have a couple of alternatives
that might save you money. As long as you havent left your booking
urgently late you could visit a price comparison site like
Airport Parking to look for
deals and cheaper options. If youre having a parking emergency and there
are absolutely not spaces available you should try looking at hotels near and
around the airport. They tend to include free parking when you book a room
overnight, which might even end up being less expensive than parking at the
airport. Itll be a bit of a walk to your terminal the next day, but at
least you wont be paying out the nose just to leave your car somewhere.