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A Penny: Economics 101

This series of posts follows Fi and her family as they plan a 6 month family getaway to Uluwatu, Bali. If you want to know more or catch up on previous entries, visit the first post in the series here: Family Tropical Adventure in Bali.

Guest post by Fiona from Destination Bali

bali adventureEconomics 101 (otherwise known as the boring bits).  A Lot of people have been asking about this topic. Maybe the finance part of our trip to Bali is the thing that can bring our dreams to a grinding halt.  Below is list of what we need to pay for and how we plan to do it. It’s easy to talk big when it’s only in 8pt font. I do feel like I am airing dirty drawers in public here (not that I have dirty drawers…)

The big stuff

House/mortgage: We are renting the whole kit and caboodle to some lovely family who will love it as much as we do.  Hopefully it will be for slightly longer than the straight six months (we haven’t done too much about this yet as it’s too soon).

Tickets & Health insurance: Tax refund

Passports: One per month for 5 months

Accommodation: Our savings

Spending money: We are selling the car before we leave

Seems like a lot of money but it’s still the same price as if all 6 of were to go to Disneyland for 2 weeks!  We are trying to pop a bit away each month and save from all the extras we no longer need as we keep saying, “When we are in Bali…”

Feel free to ask more if you would like to know.

Did you hear about the earthquake in Bali?

Read the other posts in this series (in order):

1. Family Tropical Adventure in Bali

2. A Walk: 6 Months on a Tropical Island

3. A Tree: The Journey Begins

4. A Place: The How and The Why

5. A Scare: The Highs and the Lows

6. A Drama: Lemonade from Lemons

7. A Mistake: Why not easily fixed?

8. A Preview: Of things to come

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