I recently mentioned that we’re going on a ten year anniversary vacation. We’re all booked up for flights and our resort. Since we’re staying at an all inclusive resorts, we are comfortable that we have most costs covered. One thing with other trips is you get stuck with fees, meals, drinks, etc. We already have that stuff covered.
But, still, we had to pay for it. I don’t know about you, but we often fund things like this from several different sources. That was really true with this trip.
Funding Our Anniversary Vacation
Here are the list of sources that we’re using to piece together the budget:
- A portion of our 2016 tax refund. We always put some toward travel, and this year we put some extra for this.
- A portion of our annual vacation savings. We fund our vacation savings fund throughout the year, and a little bit went to this trip for the year.
- A portion of one of my two ‘extra’ paychecks. We budget for two paychecks per month, but have two months where we get three. This is often used for funding ‘special’ items and this occasion seemed fitting!
- Reward money from four different cash back credit cards. We have four cards that we use to maximize our category savings, and we cashed all four in to put a pile of money toward the trip.
- Side hustle money from both me and my wife. Extra money can often help fund some of the extras. It seemed to fit perfectly.
The trip is going to be fun, though I am stressed as I’ve never flown international. It’s nice to know that the money aspect won’t be causing too much stress if all goes well!
Readers, how do you fund your vacations? Have you ever had a special occasion trip like this that you’ve saved for? Let me know your experiences in the comments below. Thanks for reading.Copyright 2017 Original content authorized only to appear on Money Beagle. Please subscribe via RSS, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or receive e-mail updates. Thank you for reading.