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There are many ways to save money in this world, but some of the easiest things you can do are actually the most obvious and quite simple – that is if you put your mind to it, make a commitment, and strive to fulfill your goals.
After I graduated from University in the United States, I decided I wanted to leave and travel the world while seeing some amazing sites and destinations. Luckily, I had been working throughout university, paying my way as I went, and also was able to save quite a lot of money along the way. When I began traveling I didn’t have a lot of money, but I did have enough to get started. 4 years later, I’m still traveling and still able to live frugally, pursue my dreams, and save money in the process.
But how did I save money to travel the world? Well among many things, one of the things I did was to reduce my spending on the little things.
I worked for a company for years throughout university driving a truck around and collected waste and garbage from the upper class. Many guys I worked with would stop off a gas station and run into the convenience store to buy a soda, a snack, and maybe some candy to top things off. $10 later, they come out of the store, jump back in the truck. 1 hour later, that $10 would be complete consumed, with very little show (other than maybe a sore stomach) for the money. That was 1 hour of income, and added up day after day in a similar manner, that amount of small money start to really add up.
That’s when I got to thinking, one of the absolute best ways of how to save money is to knock out the unnecessary things. Simple right? Yes it sounds simple. And it really is. That is if you make the commitment and do everything you can to save money in order to travel. If you don’t make the commitment, you’ll find yourself grabbing a pack of gum, reaching for a soda, or getting an unnecessary snack or item.
Now that being said, I know we all have weaknesses and passions. My personal passion is food, I simply love to eat – but I love to eat full meals and not so much snacks. So knowing myself, I avoid most snacks (with occasional exceptions of course), and use my money for full meals, which I appreciate more.
Learn about yourself and what small things you can cut out of your life to save more money and be able to do the things you want to be doing – like traveling!
Do you have any other tips about how to save money to travel? Would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Thank you for watching!
Music used in this video:
Song Title: Heritage Place
Author: Josh Woodward
Direct Link: http://www.joshwoodward.com/song/HeritagePlace
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