Easy tricks to save money (even if you earn little)
After countless emails asking how I can constantly travel the world, I decided to share some helpful tips on how I learned to save money for travel – and while traveling.
In the beginning, before I made a living working as a digital nomad, I had to save on my own. The money did not come miraculously. In fact, I confess that years ago, I used to be a bit of a broken hand to save money …
When I left my job in 2015 to embark on this traveling adventure, I didn’t know exactly how it was going to unfold. He just knew that he wanted to live traveling as long as possible.
I had an average income and lived paying rent.
I decided to save $30,000 before I quit my job so I could transform my lifestyle. I lived, consciously, below my means.
I learned how to spend less, save more, and earn extra extra money.
It wasn’t easy, it required hard work and sacrifice. But if I could do it, I’m sure you can too. It does not matter if you want to travel for two months or two years, or what is the destination of that money that you want to save. The process is more or less the same.
Take the advice, adapt it to your way of being, and you will tell me …
Take responsibility for your finances
I don’t want to sound critical. We all start here …
What did the school really teach you about financial planning? For most, not much.
Handling money is a learned skill, but most of us don’t master the basics until we are adults, if we ever do …
If you want to save money for travel, now is a good time to review those basics, and perhaps solve some of the bad financial habits that we all acquire along the way.
Remember this is a marathon, not a sprint.
You are committing yourself to the long term.
There will be times that you will find it somewhat difficult to fulfill.
Saving enough money for travel, or anything else, is hard on the soul and demands sacrifice, which is why so few people succeed.
The right mindset is all you need.
Ask yourself how much do you want this?
No one else will do it for you … It is YOUR responsibility all the way.
Equally important is the question how many times are you willing to try and fail until you have successfully learned all the habits and strategies that will put the necessary amount in the bank for you to travel?
Well. I think you are ready for this! (Just don’t expect it to be super easy.)