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Ask the Virgo Girl: How to Save Money to Travel

We are so excited to partner with Dr. Walter Hidalgo with a goal of being more socially aware. Here, he answers your questions and shares advice on life and wellness while living in a social media driven world.


My New Year’s plan is to travel more. I want to travel to a new place starting within my surrounding city limits at least once a month. How can I realistically get this promise to myself without letting time and finances become an obstacle.

Advice from Dr. Walter Hidalgo:If you want to be realistic about traveling consistently without letting both time and finances get in the way then consider starting small.  In other words, instead of traveling once-a-month consider doing it every three months (that’s 4X a year).  That way, you can plan ahead while putting money aside.  There are several apps like Acorn that takes your money and reinvest it into the stock market so you can save it while growing it (and you can take out any amount you want at anytime).  Also, tax season is a good time to put some money aside into a future trip.  All in all, you have to get in the habit of putting money aside in the same way you do in the event of an emergency.  Traveling is something I encourage everyone to do so treat it like an investment (toward yourself) and plan accordingly.  

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Dr. Walter Hidalgo is an educator and spiritual life coach. He has a masters of arts in Church History and Sociology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University and a doctorate of ministry from New York Theological Seminary where his focus was on the intersectionality between Hip-hop culture and socio-spiritual movements. He has taught in universities, high schools, prisons, not-for-profit organizations and faith-based institutions from all over the world. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, “Beyond the Four Walls: The Rising Ministry and Spirituality of Hip-hop,” – which is now a web series entitled 73 to Infinity. He has partnered with us to offer one-on-one coaching dedicated to supporting you through your transition in personal and career growth.

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