I didn't realize what a luxury vacations are until I became an adult. As a kid, I took it for granted that my parents and I would spend a week somewhere fun every single summer. Heather and I have taken maybe three vacations in ten years together, plus our honeymoon. Why? Because we rarely have the money to go where we want to go. That's lame, right? But vacations are a luxury. The thing is, though, everyone needs time off. Seriously, for your mental health, you need to take time off work. So if you, too, have trouble saving for vacations, try these tips. Trust me.
1. Put Your Cash in a Jar
I know this sounds silly, but it works. Heather and I have an Adventure Jar right now. In addition to adding loose cash and spare change, we also put in money when we argue or get bitchy with each other. Which we're doing way less since we now have to pay penalties.