Budgeting

Date: 2016 Mar 2

You'll stretch your budget if you do the following:

  • Make daily and weekly budgets and stick to them.
  • Prepare your own food. It's cheaper than eating out. If you do eat out, eat your main meal at noon, rather than in the evening.
  • Plan your activities around free, inexpensive and discounted events.
  • Take care of your belongings and safeguard your travelers checks, cash and passport.
  • Loss from carelessness or theft is hard enough to bear at any time, but it is even more distressing abroad. Pickpocketing is common, particularly in spots frequented by tourists. Write down the numbers of your travelers checks and make a photocopy of the document page of your passport, and keep these in a separate place in case the originals are lost or stolen.
  • With a little realistic planning, you won't be caught by surprise later on.