Saving for Paris

This guest post from Doris Dillon
My husband and I recently decided to take a trip to paris. We are young, and have no children, and know (based on our parents drilling it in to our heads!) that we won’t always be as easily able to travel. We decided to go now before we have any restraints to hold us back. We are thrilled, and talk about the trip every day. I know it’s going to be the trip of a lifetime, but I’m also a little stressed out about how on earth we’re going to pay for it. We’ve started to save a little each month for spending money, and we’re fortunate enough that our parents gave us some frequent flyer miles to use for the flights, but the hotels alone are going to cost us an arm and a leg. We’re doing our best not to stress about that and to make all the changes we can to save a little money before we leave. One of my friends actually told us that we can check out all of the electricity companies in Texas and select the most affordable options. I wish someone had told us that sooner! We’re going to be saving a lot of money every month after making a switch, and we’re going to use that money to help buffer the blow of our Paris expenses.