You too have discovered the secret, "want what you already have not what someone else has"As my partner and I have made more money, we have consciously kept our spending virtually the same. That gives us more money to play with each year. We invest most of it and use the rest to fund our obsession with travel.
A big house, fancy clothes, eating out, or expensive cars don’t make us really happy. Sure, they are nice...but we don’t need them to sustain our happiness. Travel makes us happy. So we have cut costs in all other areas and put that money towards travel.
1. We fly to Florida from Texas, not Canada.Everyone on the boards seems to go to Disney almost yearly, how do you all afford it? We are from Canada and I feel like we've been saving forever!
Could you share how you are able to get tickets with credit card rewards?CC rewards points, an above average household income, and a middle class lifestyle.
Our last Disney trip (2 of us) cost us 1k all in. Flights, hotel, tickets, and most transport was covered by CC rewards.
Capital One Venture sign up bonus. ***************** for tickets which codes as a travel expense so you can use your points against it.Could you share how you are able to get tickets with credit card rewards?
We go 1 time per year. We buy annual passes and then go within the 12 month period the next year- getting 2 trips on one pass. Then wait 13 months and do it again. Saves our family of five about $2000 plus discounts on merchandise and 35% discount on hotel rooms.Everyone on the boards seems to go to Disney almost yearly, how do you all afford it? We are from Canada and I feel like we've been saving forever!! I would love to be able to go yearly but it's so expensive! last time I was at Disney was in 2011 with my then boyfriend now husband, since then we've bought a house got married and had 2 kids and are only just now getting to a place where Disney is a financial possibility (then covid came along ) I've been pricing things out and once you factor in the exchange rate we are already pushing $5K not including flights food or souvenirs.
savings tips from frequent visitors would be great
My favorite place to learn more is on this blog post:The concept of renting DVC points is intriguing to me... Can someone point me to a thread where I could learn more?
We've only been once before (and an upcoming trip this summer), but we could probably afford to go more often if we wanted to - we just also like to see other places. We manage our finances similarly to many people here: paid-off modest home, drive our reliable, non-luxury cars into the ground, public schools, keep our cell phones until they break, cook & eat at home, discount flights, value resorts, etc... We also try to keep our trips short and cram as much as we can into a few days!
But thanks for asking this question, DisneyMama811! I've been wondering the same thing myself.