How I budgeted my travel expenses for work and play

Air Canada Express Airplane

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE EMBRACE LIFE   Two words that comes to mind when I think back on the summer that has just passed is adventure and travel expenses. Not everyone has to worry about travel expenses when travelling for work but if you are on a budget this is critical to staying on top of your finances. Today I’m going to share with you my experiences from this past summer travelling for work and play with my family plus what lessons I’ve learned along the way.   Budgeting On The Road   Getting on and off 11 different airplanes in less than 2 months and several multiple hour road trips from one province to another certainly made for an adventure this past summer. When I was asked by my company to travel to various locations in Canada I was really excited, who wouldn’t be when offered the opportunity to travel when almost all travel expenses were covered? Though my company paid for all my flights, hotels and all but one of my rental cars upfront, I found that travelling for work wasn’t as easy as it sounded. If you are ever given the opportunity to travel through your employer […]

Cheap Summer Family Outings-Not Everything Has To Cost Lots Of $$ Money

By: Canadian Budget Binder Have you ever noticed once the winter sets in most people are comfy sitting inside with the family watching movies around the fire,eating popcorn or playing games. Well that gets old, although it’s a fairly cheap night in with the gang. Then suddenly our lawns turn from white to blah and from gremlins to warriors we battle our way to sun, sand,music,parties and the smell of barbeques! (beer in hand I might add) Yes, it’s that time of year in Canada where we start to hear the lawn mowers running,the birds chirping and your neighbours spring cleaning their homes. Then we have the  kids who are anticipating or better yet counting down the last days before summer vacation. We’ve hung up our snow gear to dust off the next seasons attire because it’s time to get out and get moving again. When we think of fun for the family we automatically think money don’t we. Yes money can get you top-notch entertainment but not everything that is fun and educational costs money . Keep in mind not everyone has money to save for family getaways or short jaunts around the city. It also doesn’t make sense […]

How To Take A Cruise On A Small Budget

How to Take a Cruise on a Small Budget Guest Post By: TacklingOurDebt Have you ever been on a cruise? Or are you of the belief that cruises are super expensive and not within your budget? I think most people believe that cruising is quite expensive. So today I am going to talk about how easy it is to take a cruise on a small budget.  Choose an Older Ship with a Luxury Cruise Line There are a number of luxury cruise lines to choose from and the thing to note is that as they launch their new ships with higher prices, they begin decreasing the price on their older ships. They do this for a couple of reasons One, because the new ship may have more glitz and shine, and it may have more facilities and restaurants. Second, because the demand to cruise on the new ship is higher because seasoned cruises are curious to see the new look, while back on the old ships the novelty has worn off for them. Even though the novelty may have worn off on the older ships it doesn’t mean that the quality of the ship or the cruise itself has deteriorated. […]