You may be wondering, “How do I save for vacation?” Learn about this REALISTIC vacation savings challenge. It’s comes with a cute printable to help make saving easy.
I know Christmas just ended, but before you know it, summer vacation will be here! Many New Year’s resolutions are to save money, and this is a super simple way to start.
I have one of these challenges for Christmas savings too. It’s probably not a bad idea to start this one as soon as possible.
Easy 12 Week Vacation Savings Challenge
One reason I made this challenge is because of my crazy Visa bill in August. Usually, I put money aside to rent a beach house or pay for our hotel room, but it’s all the little things that add up. I forget how much things cost.
Last year we went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. My son has a summer birthday and always chooses a seafood meal because we’re ALWAYS on vacation.
If you haven’t been to Myrtle Beach, all you can eat seafood buffets are all the rage and unlimited crab legs for all! Well… it’s also very expensive!
Buying a new fishing pole (one of ours broke), bait, a new beach chair, groceries, putt-putt, boogie boards and sunglasses all add up. You get the picture.
It’s nice to have this extra cash to pay for things, so you won’t be surprised by your bill. Better yet, you aren’t even using a credit card.
How do I save for vacation?
You can go on any vacation, you just have to plan ahead. Here are some great tips to get you started.
- Make vacation savings a family priority.
- Set a vacation budget and stick with it.
- Make small sacrifices to save. My family is on a 30-day no eating out challenge now.
- Review your budget to cut back on unnecessary things. We’ve recently dropped DirectTV and got Hulu. We save over $100 a month on that one switch.
One of the reasons I love this printout is because it’s the perfect size to add to a business size envelope (you can buy these at the dollar store). Just cut it out and glue it to the envelope and start saving.
I actually started this savings challenge a few weeks ago. I printed it out, glued it to an envelope and stuck it in my desk drawer. I’m going into 2020 on a positive note!
Print out the Vacation Savings Challenge
Printing this savings challenge is simple. I save all my printable on Dropbox so I can give you a higher quality image. Click here or on the image below and it will take you over there where you can save it to your computer or print it out.
You don’t need to have a Dropbox account. Let me know if you have any issues and I’ll help get you going.