The Turks and Caicos Islands are perhaps some of the most beautiful islands in the world. The stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, and the exciting tourist attractions put the islands at the top of many people’s ‘Must-visit places’ list. But how can you save enough money for your time away?
Turks and Caicos rentals are always available, as are the many water sports activities the islands boasts, but how much will you need to start saving, and how can you even begin to start saving in the first place? We’re going to take a look at this now:
Set up a Savings Account
One of the first steps you need to take involves setting up a savings account. The mere act of having an account such as this should help you to save enough cash for your time away. Once you have the account up and running, deposit at least $10 every week, or more if you can afford it. You may also want to think about setting yourself a target of $3,000 and doing your best to reach and even beat it.
Stop Paying all those Unnecessary Subscriptions
Do you have a TV subscription that you hardly ever use? Do you pay for playing video games online but hardly ever make use of it? If you don’t make the most of your subscriptions every week get rid of them, and put the saved cash in your savings account.
Make a Budget
Another vital money-saving tip involves making a budget, this means working out how much money you have coming in each month and going out. Work out how much money you need so you can pay the bills, and do some of the things you love such as eating out once a month etc. Once you have a figure in mind, use that figure as your ‘Spending figure’, meaning you should only spend that much money each month (Or thereabouts) and save the rest for your tropical vacation in the sun.
Don’t Buy New Clothes for your Vacation Just Yet
The Turks and Caicos Islands can get pretty hot, and you may be tempted to go out and buy some new swimwear, some outfits to wear as you walk along the beach, or dine in a fancy restaurant. However, try to keep your spending to a minimum by taking a look at the clothes you already own. Unless your closet is quite sparse or you have absolutely no summer clothes, you should think about wearing your current summer outfits on vacation. Yes, you may have worn them last year, but chances are they’re perfectly good enough for you to take to a tropical paradise again this year. Save yourself some money and only buy the clothes you really need.
Limit your Spending when Grocery Shopping
When grocery shopping, most people tend to spend a little more money than they originally planned. This ultimately means that the $30’s worth of groceries ends up being at least $50, or more! When you’re about to stock up on food, take a shopping list to the supermarket with you, and stick to it. Take just $30 with you so you cannot splash out a little bit more, and remind yourself that the less money you spend today, the more money you’ll have to spend on vacation.
Going out for the Day? Leave your Credit Card Behind
If you’re planning to go out for the day, one of the best things you can do is to leave your credit card behind. Using your credit card can often be pretty tempting, especially as it may seem like you’re not really spending money at all. Leave your credit card at home and you won’t be tempted to spend more than you can afford. If you really do need to take your credit card with you, set yourself a spending limit and try to stick to it. Remember, the money you spend will have to be paid back, and wouldn’t you rather save it so you can splash out on your vacation?
Think about all of those exciting things you want to do in Turks and Caicos, and how having an extra bit of cash can make your tropical vacation even better.
Save your Spare Change
Whenever you plan to spend a bit of money, make sure you’re spending real cash, rather than just handing over a bank card and spending money that way. Not only will this make you feel like you’re spending real money, but it will also help you save. You may also want to think about saving your spare change too, for example, if your shopping comes to $19.45, save the 55 cents you receive and put it in a jar at home. Do this every time you shop, and you’ll soon have quite a bit of change to bank. When the time comes, you can use the mountain of spare change to pay for anything you like, helping you to make more of your time away.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are the perfect destinations if you want a tropic vacation somewhere really special. Making sure you have enough money to spend is important. Remember, you’ll need enough to rent accommodation, buy meals out, and generally have a lot of fun in the sun. Start saving as soon as you can so you have plenty of money to spend on your time away and give yourself the chance to have a vacation of a lifetime!