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Just wanted to know how you guys fund your trips do any of you use websites like cedar finance? So the is for people who dont have time to save but can still make money, so what do you guys use or how do you fund your trips? :P

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I definitively dont play with my money - i have worked too hard for it.

When you want to gamble - you can use any provider who offer that service, i guess.

Therefore you suggest one - with your first post - i dont know... Smells a bit like well engineered spam

When not - sorry - but...

To ask another one of your questions: I guess most of us, has save his money during some time

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Divide the world in many shorter trips so I can keep up in the rat race, working on my career, while making more and more money every year, investing and saving, until one day I can do the big trip without having to sacrifice my pension, returning to a new low paid profession I hate, or living as a bum dreaming only of yester year but hating the prospects of the rest of my life,
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Just wanted to know how you guys fund your trips ... ?
Save? Max out the credit card?
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Divide the world in many shorter trips so I can keep up in the rat race, working on my career, while making more and more money every year, investing and saving, until one day I can do the big trip without having to sacrifice my pension, returning to a new low paid profession I hate, or living as a bum dreaming only of yester year but hating the prospects of the rest of my life,
Gotta say I'm with Wheelie on this one. (disclosure: we're a family of 4 and travel with 4 wheels rather than 2, but...) We've been lucky enough to have jobs that let us work abroad - left the US 17 years ago, spent years living in Russia, Europe and now China. We get the "new cultures" aspect, plus keep a salary, plus can do shorter trips that cover all the surrounding countries, and explore our current country of residence in greater detail than would be possible if we had a strict travel deadline. We're not "round-the-world travellers", but we are "world travellers" ... the kids have been in 40+ countries to date, though some when they were too young to remember. And we've still got a few years to go before they head off to uni ...
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well just to clear up if you were smart you would know that investing isnt wasteing your money as this is my full time job i invert companies money to double or even triple their income
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well just to clear up if you were smart you would know that investing isnt wasteing your money as this is my full time job i invert companies money to double or even triple their income
So why not invest your own money, triple it and use that to fund your trip?
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So why not invest your own money, triple it and use that to fund your trip?
Because 90% of all day-trader - so called - lose their (financial) arses ..

It's gambling, pure and simple. The bookmaker always wins at the end of ther day.
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It's gambling, pure and simple. The bookmaker always wins at the end of ther day.
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Well I'm not sure that's strictly true. One time I was in a Casino with my sister of all people on a long night out, and we ended up winning a 100 quid and had kebabs for breakfast at 5.30am. I think mine was 'house special' 6 quid kebab. So there!
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hey

Just wanted to know how you guys fund your trips do any of you use websites like cedar finance? So the is for people who dont have time to save but can still make money, so what do you guys use or how do you fund your trips? :P

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cedar finance is it a scam ? they want photo id and utilty - JustAnswer

The answer given here about Cedar finance is a little unclear but they could be dodgy, I presume this is who you are talking about.

As for financing travel, if you don't have the money most people don't go. To get the money people work long hours, save hard for several years, don't go out or buy stuff they don't need then sell or rent out their house if they have one. Alternatively you can take out a loan or use credit cards.
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