Saving for Vacations

This post is dedicated to our readers in the U.K.  It is all about you and your dream vacation.  With the crumbling markets and soaring inflation in the world economies, you wonder whether you could manage to save for one.  There is an article in front of you with ISA written on top.  You pick up the magazine and among other options for getting an ISA, the one which strikes you is that you can open an ISA account with just £1.  Well, that’s a good start for accomplishing your “dream vacation mission”.  You find out other methods of savings for the vacation like:

Opening as ISA account

money saving tip #1Through the multiple features of this account, it turns out to be an ideal way to make some savings.  You have Regular savings accounts, from which you can save anywhere around £20 to £250 per month.  Then you have Investment ISA that gives you best interest rates, added to it you have the Children’s savings account.  All these may help you to pile up your money.  Then you have instant access to your money whenever you want, and the best part is that you don’t have to pay any tax on the interest from your savings.  It could not get any better than this.

Estimate your Travel Expenses

It is a good idea to pen down the estimated expenses that you may incur on the trip (including the air/train fares). You can then analyse, where you can trim down, and which are largely unwanted expenses. This will give you an estimated budget on how much you need to save before you head for your dream vacation.

Automated Savings

One excellent idea to save some money is to take out a fixed portion from your paycheck and put it away as travel fund every month.  But if you tend to forget, you can set up a savings account (ISA is best) and set an auto-pay to it, hence every month, funds will be automatically transferred from your salary account to your travel account.

You Liquidate

You may also decide to get do away with all the unwanted things you have collected through the years, and which are gathering dust from non-use.  You can collect up to £40 on the sale of a filing cabinet, or another £140 on your dishwasher.  It is a very effective way to make some cash on dead items or items that you don’t use.

Watch your Spending

You can also start saving by trimming down your unwanted expenses.  You can save directly on your cash spending or indirectly through electricity bills and water bills.  If you have a gardener or house cleaner, you can think of bidding them goodbye and try out your own gardening or cleaning skills.

Well, after taking all the steps towards saving, finally the day will come when you realize that you have saved enough to cover your travelling expenses.  Now, isn’t that something?  Enjoy your holiday!

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About Heidi

Heidi has a passion for travel and has been exploring the world with her husband and 2 kids, since August 2012. She's visited more than 50 countries and loves to write about their family adventures, mishaps and costs. She has been an inspiration to others wanting to live their dreams. Her travel tips, planning posts, cost breakdowns, accommodation, and product reviews are also very popular. Her current home base is in Spain. Any post on this site may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, there is no extra cost for you and we may receive a commission.

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