How To Save Money On Hotels And Go On More Vacations

How To Save Money On Hotels And Go On More VacationsEver since I switched to self-employment and became location independent, I have gone on several trips. Having the ability to travel more was one of the reasons I left my day job to work for myself, so it makes sense.

I am often asked questions about how we are able to afford these vacations, and many just assume that we’re spending thousands of dollars on each vacation. Or, that we are in debt…

Neither of these are true.

Our vacations are usually fairly cheap and that is how we are able to go on so many. We spend no where near the $4,000 average that others spend on each vacation.

We are able to spend significantly less than the average because we actively look to save money when on vacation, such as with how much we spend on where we sleep. Usually hotel costs are one of the largest parts of a person’s vacation budget, but they don’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to save money on your accommodations, and, this way you can go on more vacations because you can spread your vacation budget further!

Here are my tips to save money on hotels and rentals so that you can go on more vacations. Also, I have two discounts below that will give you a $25 off Airbnb coupon code and a $30 Uber coupon code, so continue reading! :)

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7 Things I Won’t Cut From Our Budget To Save For a Down Payment

7 Things I Won't Cut From Our Budget To Save For a Down PaymentAs most of you know, we are in the very beginning stages of buying a house and possibly moving to Colorado. However, that’s not planned to happen for at least 1.5 years from now.

Some of you have asked why we’re waiting to buy a house and why we’re not moving right away.

Well, we still have to save for our down payment.

We would like to put around $100,000 on our next home (GAH that is scary to even think about), and that means we really need to buckle down and start saving since we still need to save for retirement as well.

We need to save money so that we can go to Colorado a decent amount and find our dream home. I don’t want to buy a home or live in a brand new town that I haven’t researched or visited at least a few times.  [Read more...]

How To Become Financially Stable and Keep The Job You Love

How To Become Financially Stable and Keep The Job You LoveOne phrase I often hear is “Michelle, you’re just lucky. Your story doesn’t really apply to anyone else.”

Someone even tweeted me yesterday and told me that while they liked my story, that it’s just not realistic.

I even had a friend tell me the other day that she hated her job and she felt like she was having a quarter life crisis. She didn’t know what to do next – leave her stable, but stressful job, or finally pursue something she wanted to do?

One of my top tips for anyone who wants to pursue a job they want is to work towards being more financially stable.

It makes the whole process easier because you won’t have to stress about money (as much) and you can focus on other things in life. Being financially stable can make getting or keeping your dream job more possible for many people.

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