23 Little Ways I Saved A *Lot* Of Money To Travel The World
Yes, you CAN have a travel fund, travel as often as you want, to all the places in your bucketlist and do all the things you’ve dreamed about doing. Here’s how I did it –
- I stopped paying Rs. 200 for coffee everyday and restricted buying coffee to two or three times a week.
- If I was going out for dinner, I made sure I didn’t order anything else for lunch or brekkie.
- I “pre-gamed” at home to avoid purchasing drinks at clubs.
- I stopped buying new clothes – I started to love my old ones. (At least that’s what I told myself)
- I used apps to sell used accessories and jewellery.
- I got fewer haircuts.
- I did a lot of “free” things – Free concerts, free courses online and more!
- I watched cable rather than subscribing to Netflix
- I stopped upgrading technologies like iPhones, music systems and computers.
- I relied heavily on wifi instead of 3g.
- I stopped buying expensive take-outs and ate what my mom made.
- I restricted my cravings and eat what was already there in the fridge.
- I avoided taking cabs as much as possible and relied on my parents to pick or drop me to places that were on their way to work.
- Two words: Sale shopping.
- I gave up my expensive gym membership and (tried to) work out at home instead. I’m still trying very hard to succeed at that.
- I saved a LOT of money by living with my parents, which was not the case when I was in college.
- Before I had a full-time job, I tried to earn as much by freelancing. Internship – check, Paid volunteering – check, event coordinator-check!
- I travelled very smart!
- I made note of every flight deal, hotel offers, free Uber rides, etc!
- I packed smarted so I didn’t have to spend on excess baggage fee.
- I saved a huge chunk of my salary every month.
- I did a lot of research to find a good interest bearing savings account.
- I used smart apps (coming up in the next post!) to track my finances.
Trust me, these little ways can save you a LOT of money. Start saving so you can start travelling. It’s THIS easy! 😉