5 Legit, Non-Sucky Ways to Save Money for Travel

Here are some legit, non-sucky ideas for saving money for travel (plus 10 others that are simply good practice to keep in mind).

Think about listing your space for during popular festivals and events, and definitely high traffic holiday periods.

Utilize AirBnb During Peak Times

Instead of a plain veggie burger, I’m throwing on slices of avocado, shredded carrot, fresh spinach, salsa and jalapenos for a restaurant flavored experience at a fraction of the cost.

Buy More Food, But Also Buy Less

If you own a decent vehicle, there’s probably no easier or more flexible way to make an extra income than by becoming an Uber or Lyft driver.

Drive for Rideshare Apps in Your Spare Time

Snatch up free furniture, clothes, and other goods listed on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Gumtree, and community message boards. Then take these goods and sell them at your convenience.

Don’t Sell Your Stuff… Sell OTHER People’s Stuff

A simple spreadsheet will do the trick. It’s all about becoming aware of where the money is going so you can allocate it more wisely.

Use tools or apps, like Mint.com, to track your budget and expenses.

Some banks have a system that rounds up your debit card purchases to the nearest dollar, putting the extra change into a separate account. When you pay for something with cash, keep the change and put it in a jar at home.

Set up a ‘save the change’ automatic bank transfer.

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