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Money saving tips????

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1. Posted by Dani 26 (Budding Member 30 posts) 7y

So all of us here have got to be in the same boat!

So we all must have some money saving tips to help each other???So what tips or do you people have as I am interested to hear may be able to help me save my money quicker!!!

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

Tips for what part of the world? Tips for Europe would have little meaning in the USA or SEA.

3. Posted by Dani 26 (Budding Member 30 posts) 7y

Well I am saving my money at the moement in the Uk to go travelling around oz!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Make sure what you take in is more than what you spend. Seems simple, but credit-card debt has grown by 90% in Canada since 1997.

Plus start a savings account and have a certain amount automatically transferred into it every payday.

5. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 7y

A phone card
Book all dosmetic flights in advance
Stock up on bathroom stuff, suncream, tootpaste, shampoo and the like ..!
Cook your own food whenever possible
Some hostels do a free breakfast and even evening meal
If in OZ look out for 'happy hour deals' on the airline websites
Rail cards, bus passes in advance
Shop around for the best price on a visa, i got my visa for £10 when i went to Australia, i have read of people saying they spent £140 on a visa, it may have been a different length of visa but still seems a bit out of proportion ???

Really can't think of anything else.

6. Posted by LoreleiLee (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

Im in the process of selling all my possessions on ebay!

7. Posted by darrylyoung (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

I'm in the same boat here, I'm planning on a RTW trip heading out around October so I need to start saving more and more! One thing I have noticed though is that I've saved so much money not going out much, i.e. 'nights out' - I didn't really spend that much when I did but over the past few months I've cut it right down and had just as much fun hanging out with friends at home/having parties etc.

Good luck with your saving, I'm looking forward to seeing more tips :)

8. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

I used to think I knew how to save money...until I went backpacking around oz and realized how little I can live off of. biggest money saving tips I can give before a big trip are:

If you drink...Don't go out drinking, cause you're gonna drink heaps there.

Do not eat out. Ever. do not even go to the corner store and buy a bottle of soda. It all adds up.

Drink water. eat eggs, chicken, fish, fresh vegetables, fruits and nothing else. eat enough to be healthy, anything else is a luxury.

Live with your parents and mooch off of them. if that's not possible. live with as many roommates as you can...and get used to it. Because you will never be a alone when travelling.

If you don't need a car for work. don't own one.

pass time by exercising and doing something creative or productive.

If you ever start to question any of it just ask yourself. "would I rather go out and get a ton of little things over the course of the year or would I rather scuba dive the great barrier reef?