I was asked to attend a wedding in Africa in December of 2014.
My first thought...how am i going to afford a trip like that!??
I am very good at budgeting and i am also good at traveling! I am really good at researching and finding good deals. and thank goodness for things like Groupon that make it easier to travel and get great deals on activities and places to eat.
I was doing my usual blog browsing and i came across this graphic:
What you do is you get a jar...box...can...Tupperware...you get whatever you want and each week you deposit a certain amount of money in it.
By the end of the year you should have OVER $1000 to do what you need to do with it.
My weakness is going to starbucks. They have an amazing passion tea that I LOVE buuuut i does not agree with my budget each month. my solution: i found a very similar tea on Amazon that i purchased (for a really good price) and i will make my own tea. The excess money that i will have each week/month from those extra expenses that i am cutting back on will go towards this challenge.
So at the end of the year when i am ready to go on my trip, i will have MORE than enough spending money to have fun with! I will not have to wait and fit the trip into my budget at the end of the year. I will not have to stress about not being able to enjoy some good food or go shopping while i am there!