How to Budget for Future Fun

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Right now, we are all looking forward to a bright future where we can go out, have fun, and see our friends. Hopefully, by the time summer rolls around, some restrictions will be lifted, and it may be more like the one we imagined.

At the same time, it may be a long while until we can live the way we want to. Whenever that times comes, having something to look forward to is a great way to stay motivated and inspired. So, while stuck indoors due to social distancing, take this time to start planning and budgeting for future fun. 

Save Money Indoors

Let’s face it; not being social saves us money! By staying indoors, we are saving money on gas, food, drinks, and entertainment. The money that we would be spending can be put aside for vacation savings. Also, if you are currently spending an abundance of cash on DoorDash and Grubhub, try cooking at home in your apartment a little more often to save money that can be put towards a trip or weekend getaway in the future. 

Start Planning

If you already know what you want to do when restrictions are lifted, start planning it now. Early planning can be mutually beneficial to both you and the travel and hospitality industries who are offering specials to encourage future bookings. Take advantage of these offers to save money and give yourself something to look forward to. 

Don’t Overspend

This pandemic has put a financial strain on just about everyone, so don’t feel pressured to go all-out once the world starts to re-open. It may be tempting to go out and do everything that you missed doing, but don’t burden yourself with all of those expenses right out of the gate. 

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your future will be one for the books and won’t break the bank. 

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