Febusaving for Flights to Germany ~ the little lioness

Febusaving for Flights to Germany

I’m not a bad saver – I have my ING direct account which I direct $500 to each fortnight on payday, plus I have extra payments in the home loan account, but it would be nice to see how much more I could be saving if I cut back on the little expenses that add up through the week – the takeaway soy lattes, the diet cokes, the bought lunches that I could have easily brought from home with a little planning.

Febusave is an ANZ bank led campaign to get women looking at their finances and what they could be saving towards with a little better money management. On the site they have tips and education on savings and finances. Another site they have going is SmartyPig which allows you to open a dedicated account to save towards your goal. You can make transfers, and friends and family can help you out along the way!

What am I saving for? Flights to Germany this Summer!

Our plane to Athens
(no idea what airline I’m going)

Rish has a conference, so why not tag along and see some of the country? :) I haven’t been there yet, so many things to see and do! (and save for!) I actually won’t be saving for the flights themselves, as they’ll go on my credit card as soon as I confirm my dates, and I have the cash to pay that off… more i’m saving for is for spending money, accommodation and so on.

It will be a nice way to finish my uni semester – it starts back next week, and will go through til mid May. I have my own conference to go to (back to Melbourne!).

Wish me luck? I’ll try to let you know how I’ve gone ;)

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0 comments for “Febusaving for Flights to Germany

  1. February 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Oooh, sound slike an awesome plan – totally checking out the website ;)
    PS: awesome HK bag!

  2. Shelley
    February 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Boyd and I went to Japan last year basically doing the same thing, I had a conference so he tagged along (well, turned up after). Having the conference part paid (including my airfares etc) for made the whole thing doable financially. Also spending some time there first for the conference helped me get grounded so we were able to make the most of the holiday afterwards. I highly recommend the whole process.

    Also hopefully I’ll be living on that side of the world by next year so you can come visit me (and Eva!) too :-D

  3. February 1, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    yay germany!
    can i make some kranski jokes then? everyone loves a good kransky joke ;)
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..I’ve almost passed the one-month mark! =-.

  4. February 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    @Shelley – no idea where we’ll be living by mid next year, I was looking further into how on earth I may be able to register to work in the US, and freaked out.

  5. February 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    How exciting, heading o/s. Look forward to hearing more about your plans.
    .-= PlanningQueen´s last blog ..Serabeena Review and Give Away =-.

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