It is a fact that money is easier spent than earned, and for truckers it is not different. Being a truck driver is a lifestyle itself and most of the time it doesn’t involve saving money. It is so easy to spend your hard earned pay at fast food restaurants and casinos and other places one might actually live without. So is it possible for a driver to save money while driving a truck? Of course, it is! And there are three great ways we would like to share with you.
Stop eating out!
There is an amazing solution to stop spending at fast food or pizza restaurants. All it takes is just to invest into buying a nice portable refrigerator. You only have to spend your money once to stop saving. You can buy fresh food in grocery stores and prepare yourself some healthy meals. Which means this option is not only better for you budget, but for your health as well.
Create a budget plan!
Determine how much you spend and how much you get. See what expenses are fixed. These are expenses like rent, monthly bills and all expenses that occur every month and stay the same. There are also variable expenses. This is how much you spend on food and gas, etc. When you analyze the result, you will see how much you can save. You should review your budget every month. It surely takes some discipline but it’s a great way to see where you stand financially and how you can improve the situation.
Create an emergency fund!
Emergencies happen and there is no way we can avoid it or control it. Save some money from weeks with high mileage. Or you can always sell some stuff you feel like you don’t really need. It takes some time to build your emergency fund but be patient. One day it can really help you out financially. But remember to use it wisely. If you question yourself whether the situation is really emergency, the chances are it is not.
These are three tips to help you save the money instead of spending it. Know some more and willing to share? We will be happy to hear from you in the comments.
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Interesting read. I do like the tip on not eating out, even without the trucker lifestyle its a great money saving tip that you’ll see pay for itself in the long run. Actually all the tips above can apply to most lifestyles if you think about it. Great advice that I’m sure to take up myself.
Hi I agree, I’m not a trucker though I believe these tips will be sufficient for the traveler like myself as well. I do like to travel when I can and someday hope to make it into a permanent lifestyle. Once that happens I know things like saving money and making a budget plan will be a big concern of mine.