How to Save Money on Food While Travelling

I am a traveller by nature. I crave the thrill of the unknown and am planning to take a 5 month sabbatical to wander through South America to discover things that I haven’t even thought of yet. Travelling, however, is not a cheap hobby. In fact, it is most likely my most expensive indulgence. Most people travel and don’t pay attention to the cheap options that are in front of them when they are abroad, and end up spending twice as much as they really need to .

How to save money on food while travelling

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for experiencing and indulging when I travel (hello, macaroons, and gelato!), but I also think that having a food budget allows you to take in more activities.  For example, I rather spend my mom on a football match than an overpriced lunch.

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Why Going To Conferences Is Worth The Money

Conferences are way more than the speakers on stage, they are a lifeline to others just like you- others who are passionate about the same topics, and are quite possibly in the same stage of their career or entrepreneurship journey.

Why Conferences?

I’m a builder by trade. I help people and companies think outside the box when it comes scaling their businesses. It is, and will always be, my passion. That said, it’s really hard to find people who are in the same mindset that I am all the time.

Don’t get me wrong, I did 9 years at one of the biggest communications firms in the country, and totally understand the value and security that having a title at a firm provides, but having friends who all do that makes it really hard to find creative energy when you need it. Conferences, mastermind groups, mentorships, coaches, are all my lifelines to step outside the bubble that surrounds in my day to day live.

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Workplace accident? Here’s what to do

Picture the scene – you’re walking through your workplace, whistling a jaunty tune and tipping your wide-brimmed hat to passers-by, when disaster strikes!

A long electrical cord, laid out tight like a trip-rope in an old western, sends you flying through the air. You pummel into the side of a nearby shelving unit, knocking a set of cardboard boxes onto your bruised frame.

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There you lie, those passers-by looking at you in shock, your wide-brimmed hat crushed by a heavy box, and your kneecap looking like a tomato hit with a mallet.

You’ve had an accident in the workplace, and you’re not alone – 78,000 accidents were reported in the US in 2013, but only 20 per cent of those injured will ever make a claim.

But you should make a claim, and not just for your benefit – as a matter of civic duty.

Without injuries being held to account in workplaces across the US/Canada, there would be no incentive for employers to shape up on their health and safety legislation. Instead, they’d leave those wires creeping along floors, waiting to injure more people like a rattlesnake catching its prey.

So, if you are planning to make a claim, what should you do?

 

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You should always seek value  

To get yourself financially free, to make good investments and to get through life in a calm and relaxed manner – you should always seek value.

This applies equally to picking out your groceries at the supermarket, to buying a car, buying a house or an apartment, picking out investments for your future – and any other transactions you make through life.

So what do we mean by value, exactly? This may seem an obvious question with an obvious answer, but it isn’t. In fact, you could write a whole economic thesis on what does or doesn’t constitute value. But to simplify things, it means buying something at less than what you perceive to be its intrinsic value. This is not to be confused with simply buying cheaply.

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The value feeling

You may already know the value feeling you get now and again when you’re in the market for something like a car, a house or something much smaller scale. You look at a few then you see what appears to be the ideal candidate – but it’s markedly cheaper than you would expect it to have been.

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