Our travel savings jar

Posted By Allison on Oct 4, 2012

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This is our travel savings jar. As you see, we are saving for a trip to Hawaii.

Like many people, we live on a budget. We avoid debt and do not carry credit card balances. So, we save for big vacations. A few months ago, we decided as a family that Hawaii is our dream vacation. I found a jar, my daughter decorated it, and we started saving.

This isn’t the only place our travel savings add up. We also have a bank account dedicated to our travel funds. We add money to it every month. We also build our travel savings with tax refunds and windfalls. The jar is symbolic, but the money in it adds up quickly. The jar is nearly empty in this photo because I had recently deposited $64 from the jar into the savings account.

Where do we find money for the jar? At our house, small change and bills from our pockets regularly find their way onto the counter, onto the dresser and into the laundry. All of that goes into the jar. Instead of spending the coins in your purse or wallet, add them to the jar. See a penny, pick it up… and put it in the jar. It’s a painless and nearly effortless way to save.

What’s your dream? What can you do today to move it forward?


This post appeared on Travel Tips Tuesday at suitcasesandsippycups.com and walkingontravels.com.

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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.


  1. Aww! I love that handmade sign and that you are instilling in your children positive money managing skills, as well as the ability to dream about the future. They will certainly remember those things when they reach their goal in Hawaii.

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  2. We have a travel savings jar too. It’s a huge pickle jar carefully decorated to highlight our love of travel. We’ve been using it for years.

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  3. You make your every moment memorable..Jar drawing is so cute.

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