It seems crazy that I used to avoid travel so often because it was so expensive. True, depending on where you go and what you do, travel expenses can definitely add up. But the thing is, if you are savvy with your budget and know the right ways to make your money work for you, travel can be crazy affordable! On our recent couple’s getaway to Nashville, we managed to actually slash our expenses in half. Here’s how we stuck to a budget, saved money and still had a flippin’ blast in Nash.
My husband, Tom and I recently took a 3-day trip to Nashville. It was super last-minute which meant we really had to stick to a budget that wouldn’t break the bank. While our food and drinks budget allowed for a little wiggle room, our aim was $100 per day. Some days were more, some days were less and we ultimately stayed under budget and had an amazing time! Now I’m breaking down for you how you and your partner can plan a foodie tour in Nashville even when sticking to a limited budget!
Lately, I cannot seem to stop telling people how to save money — and fast! Recently, I added up the numbers and by using some of the following methods, our family was able to free up an additional $40,000 per year. Just by working to reduce our monthly bills, we were able to save more money all year long. I mean…big time! Now, hopefully you’re not wasting as much money as we had been, but hopefully, that’s enough proof to assure you that the following money-saving tips really work.
I recently had the opportunity to go along with our oldest daughter when she purchased her very first car. By very first car I mean one that she didn’t buy from mom and dad. Now, I may be a lot more financially savvy than I used to be, but I have never purchased a car, let alone negotiated the price of one ever in my life. There is a certain level of people-pleasing that I’m accustomed to and while I’m working on lowering those levels, I wasn’t sure I was totally prepared for negotiating car prices. Spoiler alert: mama cut 10% off the cost of the car and didn’t falter once. Now, ladies, it’s time to unite. Let me break down how you can be a negotiating boss — no man necessary.
So recently I started learning sales tactics to use in my own business and you know what? I hated them all. There are a ton of sneaky sales tactics that are being used on people every single day. These tactics are part of the reason we were in debt for so long. Thankfully, I feel like I’ve become sort of immune to these little sales game. I’ve written this post all about how your favorite stores are tricking you into spending more so that you can start to see it too and hopefully outsmart the system the next time you shop.