While I don’t say I’m an expert in much (anything, really), traveling without having any money is definitely my forte.
Get started on a personal project. Besides the mundane life of maintaining your existence, branch out and possess something creative or off-beat. Brainstorm a second life, a free life, from your recycled day and make a move towards it.
Consignment stores are your friend. Not only will consignment stores pay you for your clothes (as long as you’ve kept them in decent condition) but you can get some pretty amazing deals yourself.
Took a few really awesome road trips. I worked three jobs after college (so if you assume people who didn’t go full-time right out of school are lazy, you’re mistaken), but it’s a lot easier to take a random Monday off when you’re working mainly in the service industry.
Just say no to hipster food. If you like spending loads of money on bite sized food that looks cool in pictures but leaves you starving, then you have fallen into the hipster food trap.
Take public transportation. Be greener and cheaper and hop on your local bus or train.
The reason most people don’t save is because they don’t realize what the value of that money is long-term; they don’t understand how to tap into the power of compounding.
3. “Always keep your passport on you when you’re overseas.”
Between my 8 tricks you could save $6,800 a year to put towards travel.
Save that “extra” income. Whether it’s overtime pay, a tip, or a 13th month bonus, separate it right away from your disposable account and deposit it to your savings account.