You want to be naked in the great outdoors. You want to visit a clothes-free resort or do a nude cruise. Or maybe you want to spend a weekend at a good nude beach.
But, alas, you have no money. Read on and you'll find some.
OK, lets look at a rewarding way to find money for getting naked.
Finding money starts with managing money. No, managing money is not an exciting topic. Some people would rather eat anchovies for a week than talk about money.
All it takes is 3 minutes a day. AND, the reward is great if you like nude recreation.
You will be a happier nudist in the long run through the financial freedom gained by taking this first step.
The first step is to understand your budget, to understand what you have and who gets it.
Finding out is easy. (photo courtesy of aanr.com)
Get a little pocket-sized notepad. In the very last page, write down some of the nude resorts, nude cruises and nude beaches you want to experience someday. A few have been mentioned in my previous posts here on Nudist Travel Guide Blog
or try the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR)
for a good list of North America destinations.
Now, put the notepad wherever you keep your keys. At the end of each day, when you turn in your keys, write down what you spent that day
Gas - $15
Coffee - $4
Lunch - $10
Snacks - $2
Not so fast. Give yourself a little reward
. Keep some gum by your new notepad. To get the gum, you must make your entries in the notepad. If you spend nothing all day, you can have 2 pieces. No cheating.
Challenge yourself to 10 days of writing everything down. After that, challenge yourself to another 20 days. That will give you 30 days of numbers to work with.
Then, look at the numbers, slowly, and start asking questions:
Are you spending money needlessly every week? How much are you spending on food and drinks? Could you spend less? What about entertainment?
Say you spent $4 on coffee, $10 on breakfast or lunch and $2 on snacks 200 times a year. Multiply $16 by 200. That's $3,200 a year!!! If you brownbag your lunch, buy snacks in bulk, and make cheaper coffee, you could get that down to a little over a thousand, freeing up enough money for nude recreation.
Is there anything else you can cut out or cut down? What changes do you have to make to afford your nude travel goals in the back of the notepad?
Could you buy cheaper shoes? Less electronics? Less books? Would you give up movie theaters for nude recreation? Spend less on weekends? Could you buy non-perishable groceries in bulk? Do you use coupons to save money when grocery shopping? Could you get a cheaper cell phone plan?
How much money did you give to credit card companies this month in the form of interest? Is that money better spent being naked? Could you cut out other things to get credit card debt down? Could you transfer your balance to a 0% or low interest credit card? Most of the major credit card companies have balance transfer offers for new customers whether nudist or not. Find yourself a new credit card company.
That wasn't so hard, was it? Worth the effort? Definitely.
Do this exercise. Repeat it. Get yourself to the places you listed in the back of your notepad. I am.
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