Ever bought something you’ve ended up regretting? It’s really easy for us millennials to do. You see something in a store and decide then and there that you have to have it. You buy it, and a month later you would rather have the money you paid for it.
I’m not attacking all things. Some things are great to have, other things are just necessary. However, if you could just spend less money on things, you could save more for experiences. Specifically- overseas experiences.
I’ve never regretted the money I’ve spent abroad, and I know my fellow travel enthusiasts will agree. My first ever time abroad was a school trip to China when I was fourteen and I still regard it as one of the most enlightening experiences of my life. Being in a new culture for the first time utterly changes your perspective- suddenly the whole outside world becomes real to you.
I still remember all the big highlights of my trip - the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall. But there are so many smaller moments like being stuck in airport at 3am with my friends or seeing a squat toilet for the first time- these moments are half the fun.
So maybe, it’s worth saving money towards travel while you’re still young. Put off revamping your wardrobe or redecorating your home or buying the latest iPhone. You can buy those things when you’re working nine to five with two weeks of holidays a year. Spend your money on experiences while you still can.