Who doesn’t want to take a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of work, social obligations, and everything else the world throws your way. The idea of piling up on a beach with a good book, a cocktail, and no worries appeals to everyone.
However, while many people dream of renting a car and taking off for parts unknown, few can fund that vacation and realize that dream. Fortunately, there are ways that you can fund that vacation without going into debt to do it.
Take Out a Small Loan
One of the easiest and quickest ways to fund your next vacation is by applying for one of the many available installment loans online. Getting these loans is usually easy to do, easy to pay back, and you can generally have your money in a short amount of time. Just make sure to make your travel plans after you receive your loan, to be on the safe side.
Use Your Tax Refund
When you get your tax refund, deposit it into its own account, just as you would for your emergency fund. Vow not to touch that tax refund for anything but your next vacation. There are quite a few places you can go on vacation with money from your taxes, whether it’s a small vacation to the beach or a larger one to another state or country.
Pick up a Side Gig
Another way to fund your vacation may take a little longer than the two previously mentioned, but it will work. Try picking up a side gig on top of your regular day job and stick that money aside in your vacation fund. There are many different gigs that you can pick up online from taking surveys to becoming a freelancer that will help you reach that goal of a vacation next season.
Save for It
Most people have an emergency fund stashed away for a rainy day, so why not start a vacation fund as well. You can easily go to your bank and open an account for that purpose. Vow to put at least $20 a week, more or less depending on your budget and soon you’ll have enough to go on a mini vacation at least. If you want your vacation to be longer, then save a little more each week or for a longer time.
Have a Yard Sale/Sell Online
Everyone has stuff around the house that they don’t need or want anymore. Funding your vacation is the perfect opportunity to clean house and sell some of that stuff off. Whether you’re selling it online, at a yard sale, or at the local flea market, you’re bound to get quite a bit that you can put up for your vacation fund and declutter your property to boot.
Everyone deserves a vacation and should be able to take one at least once a year. The tips above will help you fund yours and may even leave you some money in the bank when your vacation is complete.