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1. Posted by Sparhawke (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

I have finally found a job, which will allow me to have about £60-£80 spare to save up for a 4-6 week (possibly months if I go to India) trip in September but my main worry is not being able to hold on and keep it safe, I am sure many other people have the same problem about saving but how do you do it?

How do you keep yourself saving a sum of money week after week for months and not dipping into it and what keeps you focused on your eventual goal?

2. Posted by chemgal (Respected Member 149 posts) 8y

I have a high interest online savings account which I can't access through on my debit card. The only way I can access the money is by transfering it online to my cheque account. I found I never dip into this account. Good Luck with your savings! :)

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Buy a key operated piggy-bank, lock it and throw the key in the ocean:)

Start putting ur dollars and pounds as the case may be and break it open when ur trip is finalised

4. Posted by dajaga (Budding Member 27 posts) 8y

well if you have the chance go work up in northern canada especially fort mcmmurray (northern alberta)
i have managed to save 1300$ per pay check and still have 500 left over to do what i want i did this for 12 months and im off to south east asia with 25000$ i worked 21 days straight and 7 days off at 10 hours a day plus they gave me 2.5 for rrsp which im using

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 21, 2008, at 5:22 PM by dajaga ]

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6. Posted by phernandez (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

When I was saving to my interrail, I have a tin to keep my money.

Everytime I have a 2€ coin I put that in the tin!

It was a great help! In 3 months I´ve put togheter 432€, just in coins!

:)

The rest of the money was from birthday and those things...

7. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 8y

It's all in your priorities! I live in an inexpensive rental, have a 15 year old car, an aging computer, and few expenses beyond my Jack Russell Terrier and myself. Right now I need many things - a new bicycle, a new computer, furniture, etc., but travel comes first with me. I can live another 12 months without a new computer or furniture, but as I'm aging, I feel that now is the time to travel. I have a limited income, but will spend at least 20% of this on travel in 2008.

I have one of those internet savings accounts (Emigrantdirect of New York) - I just hook it up to my regular checking account 3,000 miles away in Oregon, and transfer excess dollars to this account. When I need the cash for travel expenses, I just do a withdrawal transaction directly into my Oregon checking account. My New York bank pays close to 5%, while a regular savings account here at home pays almost nothing. I'm very well pleased with the service too - excellent! Just google for Emigrant Bank.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 25, 2008, at 11:27 AM by Daawgon ]

8. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Quoting phernandez

When I was saving to my interrail, I have a tin to keep my money.

Everytime I have a 2€ coin I put that in the tin!

It was a great help! In 3 months I´ve put togheter 432€, just in coins!

:)

Same here! I dropped all the one dollar coins i picked up into a chocolate tin and soon found that i had "accidentally" saved 300 dollars!

9. Posted by htdg (Budding Member 24 posts) 8y

I send all my money to my mother and she won't give them back no matter what i say.