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My Travels -> Australia

My Travels -> Australia

Originally, I was not going to make a blog post just for my day of traveling. However, there were a couple things I thought were worth sharing. For starters, I was trying to board the first plane, but the lady at the gate was telling […]

Australia Pre-Trip Post

Australia Pre-Trip Post

June 28, 2018 Words cannot describe how excited I am for this study abroad trip to Australia. Not only will I have the option to explore a new country, continent, and island (I just had to put that in), but will be able to experience […]

Australia Pre-Trip Tips

Australia Pre-Trip Tips

  1.  PASSPOORT
    • Make sure you check that you have your passport at least six-months in advance before traveling out of the country.
  2. Packing
    • Toiletries- toothbrush, razor, facewash, brush, makeup, etc.
    • Medications- pack all meds and vitamins on carryon bag!!
    • Clothes- look up weather for that time of year AND what the weather is in Australia while packing
    • Extras- small umbrella, pillow case, sunglasses, hats, backpack, camera, etc.
  3. Money
    • Make currency exchange several weeks prior to departure as it must be ordered
    • Personal opinion- take more cash than you think you will need
    • Once arrived in Australia, split the cash you have into several places
      • Example: wallet/purse, backpack, suitcase, and safe in room if available
Have NO money, but still want to travel??

Have NO money, but still want to travel??

Being able to travel is a privilege. So, no it is not easy to get to another country if you have no money or in other words, if you are broke. The easiest way to fund a trip is raising money from other people. I’ve […]

Young, dumb, and BROKE

Young, dumb, and BROKE

Most teens and young adults are not the best at saving money. In fact, most of them are just flat-out broke. So, if you are a travel junkie like me, how do you still get overseas? Friends and more importantly, FAMILY!!! Thankfully, I have been […]

Your second HOME

Your second HOME

If you invest early in a second home, your vacations in the future will be so much cheaper. That I promise! What I love about this posts is as long as you have a steady income, you have the possibility to own a second home. Work on paying off your first mortgage. Once you have enough equity on your house or condo, refinance. You then will have enough cash to make a down payment on a second home, which you then will rent out. Try to put down enough cash so that all your rentals should cover your yearly expenses for that second home. It might take a lot of extra hours or hard work to get to the point of owning that second home, but trust me, it’s worth it.

HOME

Notice throughout the first part of this post I use the word home. Not house, but home. Your second property does not have to be a house. Condos are sufficient and are sometimes preferable. You can choose between beach houses, mountain houses, lake houses, condos near a beach or in a touristy city. Any place that you can call yours, meaning you pay the bills, is your home.

When having a second home, you are not only saving money in the long run, but you should be proud that where you are staying is considered yours. This in the end is building up your assets, thus, providing you with more in the end. If you are planning on having children, they will enjoy this second home like no other. They will probably enjoy it more than the house or condo they would live in. This is their vacation and because you own it, you should be able to afford to take them more than if you had to rent a place out.

Plan trips way in advance!!!

Plan trips way in advance!!!

First off, unless you just crave for the unexpected, every trip you plan should be long before it happens. Now, I’m not saying you can’t decide to go to the lake this weekend if you did not plan it ahead of time. What I’m trying […]

Why this blog??

Why this blog??

First off, thank you! I am thrilled you are reading this. I wanted to clarify “Why this blog??” what I am hoping for it to become. As you could probably guess from the title, this blog is for everyone who is wanting some help building […]