Travel Nurse Tips: 6 Steps to Saving Cash for Travel Nurse Adventures
One of the greatest aspects of being a travel nurse is the ability to immerse yourself in a new city and enjoy the exciting adventures while your there. Wouldn’t it be nice to leave on your next travel nurse assignment with a bucket list of adventures and extra cash to enjoy everything you’re dreaming of doing? Here are 6 simple ways to save money and earn extra cash before you leave on your next travel nurse assignment.
Step 1: Learn to Live Within your Means
Evaluate wants vs needs: ask yourself do I really need this or just want it, eliminate items you just want and save for the bigger picture when you will be enjoying your travels with some extra cash. You can also set up a travel account at your local bank or credit union to set money aside from each paycheck. Put loose change in a large jar marked dream destinations and fill it with any change you find or save. As the jar fills up, it will serve a reminder and inspiration to keep on saving.
Step 2: Sell what you Don’t Need
We all have great things around our house that we don’t use or need. For example, you can sell books that you do not use anymore at Half Price Books. You can sell your old clothes at places such as Plato’s Closet. Other great items that you can get fast cash from our shoes, furniture, and jewelry. You can get creative and sell old video games and electronics or even games and toys from your childhood.
Step 3: Learn to be a Bargain Hunter
Coupon, coupons, coupons! Be sure to check websites before ordering or purchasing anything to see if there are coupons and discounts available. Companies will often offer a discount if you submit your email and it never hurts to ask if there are any additional discounts on items or if they will be marked down soon. Hit seasonal sales for items you know you will need in the future. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the best times to shop but don’t limit yourself to only these. As a bargain hunter, you can always be on the lookout for items at thrift stores or garage sales. On holidays, don’t forget you can re-gift items you don’t need, make a gift or offer to help with a task as a gift.
Step 4: Pick-up an Extra Job
Picking up an extra job may be tiresome, but the extra money earned can make the difference between traveling to an exciting weekend excursion and staying home on the couch while you’re at your travel nursing destination. There are many part-time jobs that offer enough flexibility to fit almost any schedule. Working in a retail store or service industry is an excellent way to earn money. Look for stores or restaurants that offer employee discounts on products or food that you like. It’s also easy to pick up hours as a dog walker, nanny, house sitter, elderly care or Uber driver. Any job that offers tips is an added bonus.
Step 6: Find Cheap Entertainment
There are so many things to do that are free or cheap and entertaining. Just because you don’t want to spend money doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. In fact, once you start looking for free and cheap entertainment, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to do. Parks, hiking, biking, and sightseeing are all free. Make it a goal to see every park in your city or visit your local museums which usually offer discount tickets. It’s also nice in the summer to take in free events such as outdoor concerts or plays in the park. You can also throw a potluck dinner with friends, game night or movie night.
Once you start your job as a travel nurse at your dream destination, you’ll be glad to have the extra cash on hand to enjoy weekend excursions, local restaurants, and activities. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in your new culture and relax in knowing you have money in the bank.
If you’re looking for a travel nursing agency that is founded by veteran nurses, Vero RN is the company for you. Vero RN can place you in hospitals and clinics that can help you realize your true potential. Search for jobs and register for new one's today. Dial 866-617-7682 to start your journey.
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