How To Save for Expensive School Trips
How to Save for Expensive School TripsIt's that time of year when school trips are in full swing. Rather, if you're going on your first college trip or you're a parent preparing for your child's first overnight trip. I wanted to share with you a few tips that I used to save for my son's expensive overnight trips.
Typically parents will know beforehand when the tentative trip date. Don't be afraid to ask the school when the tentative date is and what was the cost for the trip the prior year. If your children have an end of the school year trip planned. Most schools will start sending out the information in the fall. Most schools will also offer fundraising to offset the cost for families. This is a great way to subsidize the amount for families.
Sell Your Craft
I know people or would coordinate bake sales at their job or even sell snacks to raise money. If you child creates stuff. This is the perfect opportunity to offer the items for sale and to let your friends and family know that the proceeds are going to their trip found.
For the child that has everything. This is perfect! You can have friends and family contribute to an account if they don't know what to get your child for Birthdays or holidays or even a "just because" gift.
You don't have to know how much the trip is going to cost to start saving for it. Create an account for each child as a school trip fund. This is a great idea to already have the money saved. If you start the found while your child is in elementary school saving $5 a week really starts to add up. When it's time to pay for trips. The money is sitting in the bank receiving interests. It's never too late to create a savings account. A lot of people think it's too late once the child is in middle school or high school. You can always use the money to offset the cost or for your child to use as spending money.