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5 Budget-Friendly Destinations for the Bucket List

Traveling does not have to ruin your budget. And saving money does not have to be a reason to forego going on trips if you want to. There are so many beautiful places that are fairly cheap to explore. From pristine beaches to dramatic landscapes and everything in between, here are some of the budget-friendly destinations to add to your bucket list.

Argentina
Iguazu
Argentina is an affordable destination with plenty of sights and experiences to offer. Buenos Aires not only has a vibrant nightlife scene, it is also an excellent foodie destinations. The country boasts of stunning natural scenery. Argentine Patagonia is home to Tierra del Fuego, which is a popular attraction in its own right. It serves as a jump-off point for travelers going on excursions to the Antarctic. The Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego is one of the best fishing spots in the world. Make a trip to the nature reserve of Península Valdés which is a UNESCO protected area for some dolphin and whale-watching.

Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni
For a country that is home to the some of the most amazing sights, Bolivia has remained under the radar. Explore the well-preserved colonial buildings of La Paz and know more about the country’s pats in its museums. Taste the flavors of the city through its dishes and drinks that you can enjoy for cheap. Travel to other cities to see more of the country’s attractions and join the revelry in one of the many events and festivals celebrated throughout the country. Another must-see is the Salar de Uyuni which is the largest salt flats in world located southwest of the country.

Cambodia
cambodia
Cambodia has long been a popular destination among backpackers. Accommodation, food, and traveling around the country are affordable. Finding a good place to stay that comes with all the comfort and convenience one would need is easy. A trip to the country is not complete without visiting the Angkor Wat and all the other ancient temples and ruins in the area.

Hungary
Budapest
Delectable foods, thermal spas, and beautiful scenery are just some of the many reasons to visit Hungary. Spend time enjoying the buildings and food in Budapest or you can head to some of the country’s popular spas. Board the train or bus to head out to nearby towns and cities for a wonderful nature getaway.

India
Taj Mahal
The home of the Taj Mahal remains to be one of the cheapest destinations in the world. Travelers often find it cheap to travel from city to city to see and experience more of the country. The culture, beautiful and iconic architecture, glorious food, and stunning scenery are just few of the many reasons to visit it.

Saving Money Basics to Live By

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Saving money may seem easier said than done for some people. While there are money-savvy individuals who make it look like a breeze, others struggle in figuring out how to save on top of all the expenses and bills that need to be paid. And getting started is not just the hard part. Sticking to the habit of saving for a financial goal has its share of challenges. If you want to become better at managing your finances, here are some of the basics that could prove handy in seeing your savings grow.

Work on a budget

Mindless spending is one of the factors that make it more difficult to save up. Unnecessary purchases, regardless of how small the amount involved may be, all add up to money you could have saved. A great way to break the cycle of needless buying is to have a budget plan and stick with it. Work on a budget that includes having money set aside for your savings fund and sets a clear limit of how much you can spend every month.

Record your expenses

Keeping track of your expenses lets you see your spending habits. It gives you a good idea of how much you are spending and where your money goes. Make it a habit to record every single purchase you make. Categorize and organize all the information you have. The available data can be quite useful in analyzing your spending habits and in making some adjustments or changes, if needed.

Get inspired

Set financial goals that will inspire and motivate you to get started. Evaluate your income and budget to see what would be the realistic amount you can save every month. Once you have figured out an amount, prioritize putting your money to your savings account. Cut back on your other expenses instead of using up your savings for the month when you exceed your budget.

Make savings a priority

Most people have different priorities for saving money. You may have varied reasons for setting your own goals. Focus on what you think is most important and make it a priority. Save money for every money goal you have. If you have to choose, pick the one that matters most to you and set aside the money for it regardless of how difficult it may get at some point.

Explore options

Find opportunities to grow your money. Start investing your money. Look for ways to maximize your savings. Learn about interest rates and other ways to grow the money you have saved.