Last Update on September 10, 2015 // Written by Hank No Comments

Holidays are an important part of our lives. They give us the opportunity to relax and unwind after a tough year. A fortnight on a nice hot beach can be just the antidote for getting rid of stress and anxiety. So a lot of us like to go on holiday at least once per year. But for you it might well end up being less than that. So it's important to enjoy it as much as you can. You should start trying to raise funds now to pay for your next holiday. Make sure it's a memorable one at a luxury resort. You might also want to consider the services that you will receive when choosing luxurious accommodation. Check out this Resort hotel Yucatan as a reference and explore the various options that you can avail of from resorts such as these. That said, here are some excellent things you can do to raise the funds necessary for your next break in the sun. 5

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Downgrade Your Car

The first thing I'd recommend is downgrading your motor. Yes, I know you might have developed an attachment to your shiny new BMW. But this is likely to be the biggest cost you have in your life. And by downgrading your car you'll have extra cash left over, but you'll also be saving on costs each month. So get your car listed online and boot up that used car search engine you stumbled upon. Let's find you something practical and low cost! You'll have plenty of excess cash to put towards your dream holiday.

Ditch the Booze

Now, this might be the thing you struggle with the most because it was for me. Like most of us, I enjoy a drink. But I was surprised by how much of my money was being spent on booze, and I only drink to moderation. So, my tip to you would be at the very least try to cut back on alcohol during the week. You'll save money, and you'll feel good due to the detox. This will leave you with a lot of excess cash to put towards your holiday. Another great idea would be to set aside a jar and each time you have a drink during the week put some money in the jar as a punishment. Either way you'll be contributing towards your next trip.

Eat in More

As a culture, we enjoy the process of eating out at restaurants. And I'll admit the whole process of dining out is one that appeals to me. But, the major drawback of eating out is how much it can end up costing. A starter and main each, and a bottle of wine can set you back a hefty sum of money. So instead try to make sure you eat in more. Learn recipes and stock up on food that will cost you much less than buying dinner out. Work out what you'd normally spend eating out per week/month. Then figure out how much it costs you to eat from home instead. The rest of the money goes straight in your vacation fund.

Do Things That are Free

There's this common misconception that you're going to have to pay anytime you want to do anything. But let me tell you, this really isn't the case. There are so many things you can do for free; it's just a case of looking in the right places. I can recommend things like going for a picnic, or taking a walk if you live somewhere with nice views. Plenty of places also have free museums and galleries that might entertain you. If you can go a few months with free entertainment, you'll save a boatload of cash. Saving for a holiday is never as simple as you think it will be. So by using these methods you'll be able to generate a little extra disposable income. And you can put this income toward your next holiday. Good luck, and get saving!  

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