You can’t beat that feeling of having a holiday on the horizon.
Life is always better when you have something to look forward to. Maybe a visit to family and friends, or maybe some rest and relaxation in a tropical destination.
Whatever the reason, here are five ways you can save money to get that next holiday in the calendar ASAP.
1. Cut down on pesky bank fees
Adding guacamole should never be a question. Put extra cash in your pocket by paying less in fees.
2. Keep your eyes on the prize
Visualising success is half the battle. Pin a photo of your dream destination to your fridge, or keep it on your desk to help you stay focussed. Better yet, keep your goal where your money is – try the savings goal feature on the Bank First app and watch your holiday photo materialise as your savings grow.
3. Stay on track
’Budget‘ doesn’t have to be a dreaded word. A good budget planner will help you see what you’re actually spending, and how much you still need to save. As Oprah says – when you know better, you do better.
4. Make your money work for you
You’ve worked hard, you’ve saved cash. But what have those savings done for you lately? Make them earn their keep with an interest-bearing savings account.
5. Out of sight, out of mind
Reduce temptation – set up automatic transfers (you can do via internet, mobile and app banking) on pay day into your savings account, and don’t touch it. Soon enough, you’ll be on your way.