When many people take a vacation, it follows them home…in a bad way. That means that when they return home, they’re still paying on the credit cards that they used on vacation.
Everyone today has the mind set of simply pulling out their credit cards to pay for vacation. That can be very dangerous but people seem to think that’s the easy way. It is so easy to pay cash for a vacation despite that popular opinion. You start by having a weekly deduction from your paycheck automatically put into a savings account. This money will get out of your check before you even see it, much the same thing as the government takes taxes out of your check. Many people do not really stop to think how much money the government now taking, but that is a matter for another article.
But What About This??
In this example we will put $20 per week into a savings account. At the end of 1 year, you have $1, 040 to spend on vacation. You may say that $1, 040 is not much money for a vacation, but what you can get is a vacation that doesn’t follow you home. You can take a 3-4 day vacation and pay cash for it.
If you want to go on a more expensive vacation you can always just take a weekend trip one year. Do not spend all of the money that you’ve saved. Only spend about $300. The next year you’ll have $740 from the previous year plus $1, 040 from the current year. The total money available to spend on vacation would be $1, 780.
Taking a break from your routine life and goes on a vacation with your family, once or twice a year, if possible, has tremendous benefits.Everyone who has a full-time job knows how boring it can be to work towards a whole year without getting enough time to unwind. In the daily routine busy life, the family members don’t get adequate time to interact with each other, though they stay together in the same house. A vacation provides them ample opportunity for all the members to be free from their routine responsibilities, and chat heart-to-heart, exchange jokes etc during their travel and on the vacation spots, in a very relaxed way.Relationship counselors will always advice couples to try and spend some time away from their house on a romantic vacation, if they have issues that they may wish to solve. Not only does it give a couple time to reflect, it also ushers a feeling of relaxation. This is one of the issues that can bring any warring parties together.
Remember the primary purpose of a vacation is to move away from the stress of work for a small while and enjoy yourself. You can do that in 2-3 days or a few weeks. It is much less stressful when you return and know that you’ve all ready paid for your vacation.
Obviously if your budget allows you to define more money aside than $20 per week for a vacation, so you can have more money to spend for your vacation.