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How do people save for Disney?

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    What do you do to save for Disney?

    We have a large money jar that we put any change into
    The kids wash cars and do extra chores for disney dollars which arent proper one but little credit notes we give them which we change to proper dollars when we get there
    We also ebay anything we can find including things from car boot sales
     
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    just save our hard earned cash, nothing special to make more money
     
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    We have a change jar. We save every penny we can but something always comes along like a car service. That's why it's taking us 7 years. :lol:

    I recently set up a new bank account specifically for a Disney fund. I've already got enough for a new passport. :D

    I need some ideas please.
     
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    and thats taken you how long :D
     
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    well :fingers: crossed you have more than enough for when you go, we have gone without for over year now for this trip but worth every sacrifice
     
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    I try to take a certain amount out of each paycheck and stash it away if I can. To he honest sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but I do try. We also have a change jar that we throw money into and try not to touch it.

    I wish I could figure out some stuff to sell on e-bay, but I so can't think of anything :shrug:
     
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    That would be us too lol. save change....plus we have a savings account dedicated to "play" so by the time we can book our trip in 2010 we will have more than enough. we make a certain deposit amount out of every paycheck into it :)
     
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    I buy a lottery ticket each week too but I can't recommend that as a foolproof method of saving. :lol:
     
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    I buy AP's with my tax return. That is the biggest expense for us.

    I have a change jar, that adds up pretty quickly. Any rebate checks, work reimbursements, etc go in there as well. I also put a portion of my paycheck into an ING account that I can't touch easily.
     
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    you have a point there Johnie..never thought of that.....hmmmm
     
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    oh to live stateside to save costs. just a minimum trip for us costs around $10k
     
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    I don't think I would ever get to go if I lived in the UK (or anywhere else abroad) :(
     
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    why?
     
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    Well 10K is a LOT of money. I can't imagine that I would ever be able to save that to go on a trip.
     
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    yeah it's a heck of a lot of money and getting worse with the airlines too.

    The thing is, with the exchange rate, it can still work out better than going to Disney paris.

    If the exchange rate ever took a dive though hmmmm
     
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    but wages reflect the cost of living here, well it used to, not so much now with everything going thru the roof. but i guess you guys earn less there, butr the cost of living is much much less, even a gallon of gas must be around $9 here
     
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    not everything is cheaper in the US, electricity and water were certainly a lot more expensive.

    i tend to buy things towards the holiday each month as we always diy- i save for flights then get car hire, spending money etc.
     
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    yeesh....no more complaining from us about the amount we save to go lol
     
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    but we do have further to come mikie so will always cost more

    ok brit thx. i always thought it was so much cheaper wherever you lived stateside
     

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