It’s been a long time, but we’re hitting the road again this summer! One of our favorite things to do is travel, and we’ve always made room for trips, both big and small, in our budget.
If you’ve followed along with my blog posts, you’d know that one of my favorite things to do is travel, and I find it even more rewarding when I can do it well within my budget. Having a baby hasn’t changed that, and we’re excited to be planning our first vacation as a family of three!
Budgeting is the perfect way to keep track of where your money goes every month, but it’s also a great tool for planning and saving! Not only can you monitor mandatory monthly expenses, but your budget will allow you to easily see how much is left over for the fun stuff.
I’ve found that one of the most confusing things about saving money is figuring out what in the world you actually need to save for. Everyone pushes this idea that you need to have a back-up stash of cash in your possession in case anything unexpected should pop up – even as kids, most people have piggy banks to save up spare change for a rainy day. But what about things like life events (weddings, having a baby), large purchases (buying a house or car), or vacations?