10 tips on how to save money on your gap year

If there is any advice I would make anyone, then it is to travel. Travel as much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Because life is not meant to be in one place only. And the more you see about the world, the more you will learn. Not only about others and their cultures, but also about yourself. A cliché, but true.

However, I am not the first person to give such advice. In fact, many people are traveling, so more and more programs and opportunities have been launched , as has the gap year. For those who do not know yet, a Gap Year is something of a rite of passage for everyone, especially those over 20 +. This is the time to clear your mind, find out what you want from life, and discover what the world has to offer you before you settle down and start a family.

A gap year can take a few weeks to a few years. However, it is also expensive and therefore it is important to plan in advance and save as much money as possible. That's easier said than done. But here I can give you some savings tips to help you and make sure your passport will be used wisely.

Spartipp # 1: Set Targets

Why am I making a gap year? It's a big deal, because you put in so much time, money and energy that you'll never get it back. Set goals: What do you want to achieve? How long should it be? Where should it go? Answering these questions will help you plan your austerity measures and convince a parent . Surely they will help you save money for the gap year.

Spartipp # 2: See You A Job

I mean, that's obvious. Here you will earn the income that goes into your moneybox. If you have the opportunity, ask your boss for overtime, even on the weekends. If that's not possible, think about a second job. Become a freelancer. Baby custom. Schippe snow. Take a walk with your neighbor's dogs. The more you work, the more money you make and the less time you have to spend it again - sort of a logical savings tip. So, if everyone is on their way to enjoy the Friday night while you work, just remember that the others will not spend a week in a beach hut in Thailand or come face to face with a great white shark in a cage on the Cape Town coast.

Spartipp # 3: Live To Your Parents

That may sound pretty harsh when you've already left home because you have to limit your independence and can not follow your own rules. However, you get three meals a day, which your mother cooks for you, which, let's face it, are usually great. It will (hopefully) be less clean and there will be a free resident nurse if you get sick. So not everything is bad. And even if your parents ask you to contribute to the rent, I guarantee you that it's still cheaper than a home, so you can still save money. And you do not have to worry about renting them or taking them off when you start your gap year.

Spartipp No. 4: Lived Retired

I do not mean that you should go into a cave, but you definitely should not see you every weekend on the dance floors of the city. Drinks, movie tickets, concerts, eat outside, everything costs. Instead, do a movie night at home. Invite your friends and cook together or go out and enjoy nature. You get fresh air and guess what? It is free! Thus it is the perfect tip to save money.

Spartipp No. 5: Sales

If you have many things to fly around that you no longer need, sell them! Note: What is worthless to you is valuable to someone else.

Spartipp # 6: Write Your Expenses

Check how much you spend on gasoline, food, rent and entertainment per week. Then think about where you can reduce your costs or even save completely. Goodbye cigarettes, hello snorkel paradise Costa Rica .

Spartipp No. 7: Running Community

Or take the bike, walk or use public transport to work and anywhere else if possible. This protects your wallet, your health and the environment.

Spartipp No. 8: Open A Saving Account

It's almost obvious to save money: put on a savings account where you deposit money every week and take care that you never go off. If the temptation is too great, let your parents open the account for you, then you can make sure that you do not get the money too easily.

Spartipp No. 9: Become A Vegetarian

That hurts me to write it, but meat is quite expensive. To become a vegetarian or limit your consumption of meat once a week will save you a lot of money. I'm sorry bacon.

Spartipp No. 10: Broken To Money

It's easy. Ask for money on special occasions, such as holidays and your birthday. Be honest when it comes to why you want money and people may be more generous. Travel has never hurt anyone.

Finally, remember that modesty is the key to success. Focus on your goal and control your finances, and you'll soon have enough together to go on an unforgettable journey with the prospect of everlasting memories and new friendships as you find yourself.