IF YOU’RE desperate to get abroad next summer but the thought of booking a dreamy getaway makes your purse quiver, then you need to take a leaf out of this savvy mum’s book.
The money-saving expert has revealed her top eight easy tricks to help you save £1000 before the summer to help you splash out on a holiday.
Vicky shared her top eight tips for saving £1k before the summerCredit: Vicky Smith, 38, from Berkshire
Vicky Smith, 38, from Berkshire, said her favourite thing about saving money is the ‘peace of mind’ it gives you to know you can afford the big things you really need.
But the freelance writer and blogger at More Than a Mummy, revealed if you want to save £1,000 in time for a summer holiday then start by figuring out how much you would need to put away a week to hit your target.
The money-saving expert, who is mum to two daughters, ages six and five, said: “If you have 26 weeks until you need your £1,000, you will need to put away around £38.50 a week.
“To help you hit your target you may want to look at cutting your budget and maybe topping up your income too. Try these tips to make it easier to reach your summer savings goal.”
Vicky recommends looking at what you already have in before making a shopping listCredit: Getty
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD BUDGET
Vicky said you should start by taking control of your food budget by examining your weekly spending on food and see if there are ways to make savings.
She suggested switching to a cheaper supermarket, bulk cooking meals and using cheaper ingredients.
She said: “Bulk out a chilli with red kidney beans as these are cheaper than the minced beef. If you work away from home, then take your lunch in with you, as well as your daily coffee.
“When you’re making your shopping list, be sure to shop your own kitchen first. What tinned goods are in the cupboard and is there any meat or fish in the freezer? This will mean you spend less at the supermarket.”
Vicky also said she would encourage people to swap takeaways for cheaper home-cooked options.
She explained that the great thing about saving money on your food budget is that you will see an impact straight away and all it takes is 20 minutes of planning …….