Category: Budgeting

By , September 28, 2011 6:00 pm

Well, we’ve been on the road for a few days now, and it dawned on me that we never quite finished our pre-trip “how-to” type posts. So today, we’re officially releasing our daily budget. Our daily budget for two people is $100 Canadian Dollars per day. This figure includes airfare, food, lodging, new clothes, replacing stolen cameras, and each and every other expense we may incur on the road. To &#91read more]

By , February 16, 2011 6:40 pm

I grew up living on top of a grocery store.  Literally.  My parents owned a small town Saskatchewan grocery store with living quarters upstairs.  Grocery shopping as a kid consisted of running down stairs at supper time to pick up the ingredients mom required.  Anything we wanted was always on hand. Needless to say, after I moved out there has been a gradual evolution of my grocery shopping habits.  When &#91read more]

By , January 24, 2011 5:30 pm

For roughly the last 10 years I’ve been emptying the loose change from my pocket and tossing it into a novelty sized beer bottle piggy bank.  I never seem to miss the stuff, so it’s been an easy way to save. After our recent unexpected expense we decided it was time to open that sucker up and see just how much was in there.  My initial guess was somewhere between &#91read more]

By , January 21, 2011 7:30 am

Disclaimer, we are not trying to advertise for TD Canada Trust, they just happen to be the bank we use.  I highly expect that you can find similar accounts and options at any of the big 5 Canadian banks. Important Update: We have not been able to access our funds using our TD bank cards at any of the ATM’s we’ve come across in Guatemala.  The ATM’s all have appropriate &#91read more]

By , January 9, 2011 2:34 pm

At this point we have no idea how much our around the world trip will cost. I suppose, we won’t know the total cost until we stop travelling and compare what’s left in our bank account to what what we started with. Regardless of how you intend to travel, you will likely need at least some funds for plane tickets, meals, and hostels. We are no different. Some people are &#91read more]