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  • What's up guys?

  • Today I'm going to be sharing my top 25 tips for saving money for travel.

  • I'm really hoping that you'll be able to add a few of these tips to your arsenal

  • and make that dream trip of yours a reality.

  • We all dream of travel, right?

  • Whether it's a simple weekend getaway or an around the world trip, we all yearn to escape,

  • disconnect and enjoy life to the fullest.

  • Some might tell you your dreams are are too outlandish, too expensive, or simply unachievable.

  • I disagree.

  • What many of us fail to realize is that these crazy travel dreams of ours can be made a

  • reality by simply setting goals and working hard to reach them.

  • Are you ready to learn new ways to save money for travel?

  • Great, then let's get started.

  • Number one, cut your habits by fifty percent.

  • You wouldn’t believe how much you can save by cutting your habits in half.

  • When I say habits, I mean things like coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, eating out and more.

  • The idea is that these habits you do every single day, if you could cut them in half

  • you could save yourself a ton of money.

  • Track your daily spending. You could download a budget tracking app on your smartphone or

  • simply create a GoogleDocs spreadsheet and document every penny that you spend.

  • Yes, it’s a lot of work but at the end of the month you can look back and breakdown

  • the numbers of what you spend on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

  • Once you figure out how much you're spending on a daily basis, do yourself a favor and

  • set a goal and try to cut down your costs by a few dollars per day.

  • Think about it this way. If you cut down $3 dollars off of your daily average, you'll

  • have $90 dollars extra at the end of the month. That's almost one hundred dollars of savings

  • per month with just this method alone.

  • Avoid dining out! Now, this one is going to be tough for those of you who work all day

  • and when you get home you just don't feel like cooking. But, if you're looking to cut

  • back costs, you know yourself that you shouldn't be eating out.

  • Instead of dining out, head to your local grocery store with some of your favorite meals

  • in mind, get the things that you need and cook them at home for the same price and you'll

  • have a weeks worth of meals.

  • Use coupons. You don’t have to feel like you're being a cheapskate by using coupons.

  • It’s not called being cheap, it’s called being smart!

  • Find promo codes before shopping online. If you're an online shopper, be sure to scour

  • the web for promo and discount codes before you finalize your purchase.

  • Some of the best places to find discount codes these days are: RetailMeNot.com, Coupons.com and Ebates.com.

  • Sign up for email newsletters for your favorite stores, restaurants, airlines and more.

  • Before you know it, you'll be receiving discounts, promo codes, and other great deals directly to your inbox.

  • The best way to do this is to create a separate email address just for newsletter signups

  • so that you don't get 100 emails a day to your primary email account.

  • Unplug Everything. Yeah, I’m serious about this one. Unplug anything and everything in

  • your house that youre not currently using. I started unplugging everything around the

  • house a few years ago and I saw immediate results and of $50 per month or more of savings.

  • The easiest way to tackle this is to pick up a few cheap power strips, plug everything

  • into them and with a flip of a switch you can turn everything off in one switch.

  • Sign up for a free checking account with Charles Schwab. Charles Schwab offers a free checking

  • account with no minimum balance, no fees, and also allows you to take money out of an

  • ATM anywhere in the world for free. That's right, no ATM fees worldwide.

  • Cancel Cable TV! Do you really need 151 channels? Once you figure out how many channels you really need,

  • call your cable company and try to renegotiate your contract.

  • Sometimes a quick call to customer service can save you a lot of money.

  • Avoid going to the bars. You and I both know that most people spend about fifty dollars

  • on average per night on a Friday or Saturday night. Go out twice per week and that's one

  • hundred dollars per week, which is four hundred dollars per month. Instead, grab a six pack

  • or twelve pack. Head back to the house, have some snacks, have some friends over and have a good time.

  • Downgrade your cell phone plan. Do your really need 1200 minutes per month?

  • Figure out a monthly average of how many minutes you use and how much data you use and adjust your cellphone plan accordingly.

  • If you're one of those people who only use your phone for emergency purposes,

  • maybe a cheap pay as you go plan might suit you better.

  • Downgrade your gym membership. Are you currently paying $75 or $100 per month for your gym membership?

  • If so, you might want to go check out if there's a Planet Fitness near you which

  • is like $10 per month. If not, you could always look for other gyms that offer specials to new members.

  • Got skills? Pick up some freelance work.

  • Move home. I know, moving home can be dreadful but it can also save you a ton of money.

  • If you can finagle a way to move home without sacrificing your sanity, do it!

  • Sell your car and buy a bicycle. Not only is a bicycle going to save you a lot of money

  • in the long run, it's also a great way to stay in shape.

  • Cut your own hair, like I do. Or, find a friend who can cut your hair for you.

  • Stop buying books. No, I'm not saying don't read books, I'm saying go to the library and

  • borrow the books.

  • Got a bunch of old clothes that you never wear? Bring them to a local consignment shop

  • and make a few bucks on the things you'll never be using anyway.

  • Downgrade your living situation. Okay, so maybe you can't move home with your parents.

  • No problem. But, are you spending more money than you need to on your current apartment?

  • Take a look on Craigslist or even ask some friends if they know of any cheaper places

  • Stop going to the movies. You could wait until the movie comes out on Netflix or Redbox

  • or you could stream the movie illegally online. Not that I condone that type of behavior.

  • Got a spare bedroom? Rent out that extra room to a family member, friend or maybe even someone from Airbnb.

  • The last four tips were submitted by some of my followers.

  • Kerri says, start a $5 jar. Every time I have a $5 bill I put it in a jar instead of spending

  • it. It becomes a fun little game and it adds up much faster than you'd think.

  • Kimberly recommends that if you get a raise at your job, don't add it to your current

  • budget, stick it in a savings account for your travels.

  • Gisela recommends that you make your coffee at home. That's another great tip guys. Making

  • your coffee at home will save you a ton of money. The money that Gisela saves on not

  • buying coffee out, is the same money she puts into a jar that funds her travels.

  • The last tip comes from Annie, a long time follower of mine. She says that everytime

  • she cusses, she puts $5 in a jar. I don't know about you, but I would have like ten

  • thousand dollars saved up if I was to put $5 in a jar everytime I cussed. I cuss a lot!

  • Annie also goes on to say that you really just need to cut out everything you can live

  • without. Now, figuring out what you can live without can be tough, but once you do figure

  • that out the savings just start to add up.

  • Well, that just about wraps up my top 25 tips for saving money for travel. I really hope

  • you guys enjoyed this and I hope you found the video to be helpful.

  • Do you have any tips for saving money for travel? Leave a comment below and let me know

  • your best tips for saving money for travel.

  • Oh, and one more thing. I just want to let you guys know that I'm going to be starting

  • to create two new videos every single week from now on.

  • One of the videos is hopefully going to be a vlog style video. It's going to be me taking

  • you on an adventure of some sort here in Mexico or where ever I am in the world. I'm going to take along with me.

  • The other video, most likely gonna be informative, whether it's a travel tip or a travel Q&A, or whatever. Something like that.

  • I'm also going to throw some review videos in for products I really love and really enjoy using.

  • So, if you think you might be interested in following along with me, you must subscribe to my channel.

  • All you need to do to subscribe is to click this little button right here

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  • Thanks again for joining me and I'll talk to you guys soon.

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