Chris Folland here with the 3 hacks.
‘The 3 hacks for what?’ you may well ask!
These are the ones for having the freedom to choose to travel.
Let’s say you want to travel although you don’t have the money or resources, well here are the 3 hacks that we go through when we decide that we want to travel.
The first one is we decide how much the trip is going to cost?
Plus – where we’re going to go, how long we’re going to go for, and the specifics on what each step will cost, including airfares, accommodation, etc, so we have an idea of how much money it’s going to be.
So the first one is to decide how much money that trip is going to cost.
The second is to divide that figure by the number of weeks between now and when we need to pay for that trip. So now, we’ve got it down to a weekly amount.
And the third thing is to literally put aside, for example via a weekly AP, that money into a separate ‘travel’ account.
So what happens if you say “oh listen, I can’t afford to put that aside each week”, our next step is to look at where we’re currently spending money, and take the lowest value item that we’re spending money on – for example, for some, it might be a daily takeaway hot chocolate from their fav cafe.
We can then ask ourselves – would I prefer to keep having this drink, or to have the freedom to go on that trip? If we choose the trip, then we simply need to stop paying for that lowest value item and allocate that money to our priority item which is our trip.
The alternative that we took is to simply look for an additional income stream and have that as our goal to earn some extra income through our side hustle and allocate the profit from your extra income to our trip.
Yes – I agree!
It just sounds so exceptionally simple when you think about it!
Although what most people do is give up their freedom to choose to do the extra things in life because they think they can’t afford it. Whereas it’s actually simple money management and these things start being possible – sooner rather than later.
Have a fantastic week ahead and in the meantime, ciao for now 🙂
It’s worth checking out this interesting article on bigger-picture travelling –
“Why the Freedom to Travel Matters” D. Noll (2019)