Holidays are the best but planning can take a lot of time and research, especially if you've got a strict budget to stick to. But whilst setting a budget might seem like a wise thing to do, this expert has revealed that you might actually be a lot better off without one...
'The concept of the budget is imperfect' says Brad Klontz, psychologist and financial advisor. 'The emotional part of your brain responds to the word "budget" in the same way that it responds to the word 'regime': connotation is deprivation, suffering, agony and depression'.
Instead you should be focusing on the amount of free time you have, and think about how you would like to enjoy it: Three-day weekends at the sea, a longer holiday, and a week's rest at home, for example.
Now think about where you would like to go. Want to go to Thailand? Great choice! Look at the airline tickets, make the necessary total expenses, and start putting the money aside now. A San Francisco State University research proves this: Those who spend their money on experiences rather than material things are happier and do not feel guilty about the money they spend. So enjoy, and create the best memories of your life!