Archive for February, 2018

Planning A Trip Outside Of The Country

I planned to travel next trip, I would like to do it on the 18th birthday of my daughter as my gift for her. My plan is not to throw an 18th birthday party but to spend it outside of the country. I was thinking Singapore or Hongkong. I even thought to bring one of my sisters since she was working in Singapore before and definitely she knows the place so well.

I am about to check what needs to do to prepare for a trip:

I already have a destination; what I’d like to visit in Singapore is Sentosa, the Universal Studio, the River Safari and many more. If not in Singapore I’d like to try Hongkong and one thing I’d like to visit there of course with kids is the Disneyland. Since I already have the place, I need to know then how much would it be the total cost once we are already there. The flight can be book in advance so that’s not part of the expenses once you   get there. You should be doing an extra savings for the fare so you don’t have to touch the savings for the expenses you will incur when you are already in the place.

So you should know the hotels, Inn, hostels of those places, which one is affordable but safe. Yes, you must consider the safety of the area where you will book a hotel to stay especially when you have kids around you. It is better to choose an expensive hotel than to check a hotel which is very affordable but the safety is not good at all, know the cost and the safety at the same time.

Start saving as soon as possible when your trip is just in a year or two. Cut the eating out at all, if you are fund in going to the coffee shop, you need to cut it out. And if you are used to eat in the cafeteria at work, I guess you need to bring lunch from home. In my case, since my work is scheduled in graveyard, and I’m afraid that if I would bring lunch it will just be spoiled so I budget my money everyday. I made sure that I will just spend P100.00 that includes my lunch and my fare at work.

If you have credit cards, make sure that you have applied that gives you reward for travels. I knew some but since I don’t have credit cards, I don’t know which specifically.

When you withdraw from ATM cards, choose your own bank in that way there will be no extra charges.

When it’s time for you to book your flight, check some great deals or of what I know, there are better chances for great deals when you book it in advance.

This is just the first part; I’ll tell you more some tips in the next post.

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So Proud

Just today my husband told me that he sold an expensive exercise machine at work. Yes, my husband is working at one of the mall for retired military in the US. It was only a part time job but we are thankful because that means to say it will cover some expenses at work. Don’t get me wrong, his pension can still manage us but with his work it would help us more for his ticket to us. He doesn’t have any commission for the sells he made but he said it felt good to fulfill something at work. I am so proud of his accomplishment today. We are struggling everyday but we make sure we will be able to overcome it. Yes, money can do so much to us but the family is always our priority that is why we are working so hard for them. To my husband, congratulations!

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