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April 21st, 2022 at 10:35 pm

I was asked to visit the Turks and Caicos, but really didn’t plan on it, since I’m heading on vacation next week. I treated myself, to this trip after paying off so much debt and not taking a vacation in about six years. 


Well my client, whose contract ended last month, asked if I’d be interested in another two month contract and of course I said yes. That’s about $6k extra a month. 


So with that, I’ve decided to take the trip to Turks and Caicos. Total with hotel and airfare is $847. 


I figured student loan number three will be gone next month, and now I want to go. I have a gig that pays $800 a month, I consider this my whatever money. I usually throw/divvy up the $800 and apply to my  EF, IRA and student loan. 


After this trip that’s it for me until next year. We are planning on going to Italy but if I don’t meet my halfway point for student loan number four, I won’t go. This is my motivation to go full ham on my last student loan debt. 

4 Responses to “Trips ”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    that is amazing how you are just slicing through everything.

  2. Turtle Lover Says:

    Sounds like fun planning .... and you need balance 😊 that's a good thing! (Some work some play)

  3. Lots of ideas Says:

    I’m glad you are rewarding your hard work!

    For your trip to Europe, a reminder to let your bank and credit card company know you will be traveling, and where so they don’t randomly decline your card because you are using it somewhere unexpected. You can call, or some cards have a place to do it in their website.
    Also, write down your card companies’ non US phone number and your credit card numbers and keep that separate from your cards and money. And don’t label it too explicitly either!

    Also, I recommend registering with the State Department on their website. They will send alerts if anything unexpected happens, plus will know you are in a country if things get crazy - I do this even for places that I think are totally safe - it just takes a minute.

    Also make sure you have electrical adapters for wherever you are going. You don’t want to realize at midnight that you can’t charge your phone!

    I also always pack a few snack foods that I like because for me, a part of jet lag is that the meal times are off and I often am very hungry around midnight, which would be dinner time. A package of peanut butter crackers or a granola bar have been godsends when I was too hungry to sleep.

    Have a great trip!

  4. Amber Says:

    OMG, thanks a bunch Lots of Idea. I registered with the state department, I never thought about that. I already had my universal plug, I read about it some place. I also didn’t think about snacks, I’ll definitely add a few to my suitcase.

    I called my CC company a week ago and they no longer require notification. I thought that was weird

    Thanks again for the tips

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