Affording Family Fun Times: Budgeting For A Trip To Disneyland

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Parents often have great ideas about the activities and items they would like to get for their kids. Unfortunately, money is often the thing that stands in their way. That is why it’s important to be as sensible with your families finances as possible, then anything you save can go towards booking that trip to Disneyland and having some serious fun time with the family.

Deal with your debt

Dealing with any debt you have is vital in your quest to raise the funds for Disneyland. The reason for this is that it doesn’t make a lot of sense saving up all your cash to spend it on a fun trip if you are struggling to pay off debts that you already have.

OK, so this is probably not what you wanted to hear, and yes, fun is important. However, paying your bills and having a good quality of life is more important than anything else, so get this sorted first.

With this in mind, it can be very useful to sit down and look at your options with regard to the debt you have. When you do this remember to consider the best debt consolidation companies, as well as speaking directly to your lender’s to see if you can work out a more reasonable repayment scheme.

It can also be helpful to identify which of your debts is costing you the most in interest and eliminate this one first. Then, once this is paid, you will have more money left to save up for your dream trip to Disney. (1)Image

Pack those lunches

You can also save a considerable amount of money by making packed lunches for everyone in the family to take to work and school. The argument in favor of this is that buying readymade or hot lunches is pretty expensive. Something that if you multiply this by the number of people in your family can add up to quite a lot of money that could be put to better use in your Disney fund.

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Instead, make a list of the lunches you will create for each day and take it when you go your weekly grocery shopping. Then you can make the next day’s lunch each evening, or if you are super organized prep an entire weeks lunches like this.

Coupon to save

Most people are aware that they can save money when couponing, but can you really save enough to fund a trip to Disneyland? Well, actually you can if you choose to be really committed to the process.

This means clipping coupons from magazine inserts, and getting them online, as well as planning your grocery shops around the items that are on offer each week.

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However, once you have been doing it for, a while you can really build up a stockpile of items that have cost you very little or were completely free. Something that you can use instead of buying items in your weekly shop that will free up a significant amount of money for your Disney trip fund each week.


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