Getting To Disney World – Revamping the Saving For Disney Series

Saving For Disney

In my house you will find many mason jars.  Their intended purpose (to preserve food) is the last thing you will find them used for.  See, I am a save-a-holic with very little saving skills.  I get an idea, and I start a jar for it. Basically because loose change is all I've ever had to work with.  But our family budgeting skills are getting better, and I think it's time to revamp our Saving For Disney challenge we bagan earlier this … [Read more...]

Saving For Disney – Week 6

Winter is a hard time to try and save money.  I cannot even begin to tell you just how hard of a time I'm having.  Though I do have a bit saved up, it's torture not dipping into it... It's too cold to play outside, and paying to heat this house is insane.  But, when I have a goal in mind I just keep on plugging away at it.  I know that come spring, it will be much easier to put those pennies...er..um...nickles away (I forgot, we don't 'do' … [Read more...]

Saving For Disney – Week 5

Jar of money

So, first off, I have to ask you all, how is your savings going?  The first month is complete - we're at the last day of January and those change jars are likely starting to fill up! I've broken the $100 mark, and I am happy with that.  Far from my monthly goal, but it's been a cold month and my oil tank seems hungry.  It's also been a slow month at work, so tips were down to almost half of my usual amount.  January is a hard month to begin a … [Read more...]

Saving For Disney – Week 3/4 Giveaway!

Disney Ears, Disney Autograph book, Disney Pens, Disney Plush toys

*The contest in this post is open to Canadian residents only.  My apologies to those who are not able to participate.* So it's week 4 already.  Sorry I missed last week.  But life has been a bit crazy over here... We've been putting our pennies in our Disney jar and having a blast doing it.  Have you received your Vacation Planning DVD yet?  The thing that I have noticed most since our savings journey began is that every time I see a Disney … [Read more...]

Tips On How To Save For Disney – Week 2

Ben and Pluto

So by now you have probably figured out your safe number.  The minimum amount of money you need to have saved to make your Disney Dream come true.  What is that number (you can tell me in a comment below)  If you still don't have that magic number yet, head on over to DisneyParks.ca and price your dream vacation. Check out week 1 to see how I came up with my number. I have to tell you that just as I started writing this, a commercial for Walt … [Read more...]

Tips on How To Save For Disney – Week 1

So it is week one in my goal for the year.  We're two days in and I'm off to a decent start.  Obviously my goal is to save enough money for my family of 4 to go to Disney World in early 2014.  The total that I have decided that I need is $6000.  I know - that sound like (and is) a lot of money for 1 week of fun, but for what I want out of our trip, it is worth it. I have spent a few hours on Disneyparks.ca, going to rates and … [Read more...]

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