Tips to Budget For Your First Skydive

Thursday, July 11, 2019

How much is it worth to you to change your life for the better? That’s a heavy nudge in the ribs, we know, but hear us out: skydiving is worth it, and you’re going to discover our full meaning very soon. Why? Because saving up for your first skydive isn’t going to be as hard (or take as long) as you might think! We’re here to help.

Tax Yourself

Here’s a fun one: Get into the spirit early. Skydiving is all about mastering your fearful, lazy, boring instincts and replacing them with brave, confident, adventurous ones. Try assigning a dollar value to the times you notice that “non-skydiver” self pop up, and putting that money in a jar. One example: every time you miss a workout, a dollar goes in the jar. Every time you don’t speak your mind in a meeting, that’s a fiver. Every time you wake up late and snorf a drive-through breakfast, the same amount of money you paid for the hockey-puck sandwich goes in, too. Off-label benefit: By the time you jump out of a plane, you’ll already be harder, better, faster and stronger.

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Keep the Change

Did you know about this super-cool thing? At some banks, you can sign up for an automatic savings program that constantly goes around giving your savings little nibbles. Here’s how it works: When you make a purchase with the debit card associated with that account, the bank will automatically round up your purchase up to the nearest dollar and deposit that difference into a savings account. Buying a smoothie that’s $5.68? Your card will be charged $6.00, with 32 cents dropping straight into your skydive savings. You’ll probably end up with a couple of dollars a day appearing in there, as if by magic. You’ll never miss it.

Throw Dead Weight Out of the Plane of your Life

Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but hear us out: Skydiving is about freedom. Right? Being weighed down is the opposite of freedom. Also right? Well: One of the world’s most time-tried methods of making extra money is by going through your garage and your closets and your storage space (and, and, and) and gathering up the things that are still worth something to somebody but just hold you back now. The motorcycle you haven’t ridden in three years that you’re still, for some reason, insuring? Yeah. The motorboat that’s been in drydock since you married your seasick spouse? Uh-huh. The leather jacket your ex gave you? Definitely. You’d be shocked at how quickly you can experience the freedom of a skydive after you experience some strategic freedom from unnecessary stuff.

Skydiving is about freedom - Skydive Tecumseh

If you follow even one or two of these tips, you could be on track to book a skydive in just a few weeks. WHOA, right? So: What are you waiting for? We look forward to getting your reservation on our calendar lickety-split, dear reader — and high-fiving your savvy saving stories, too!

Tandem Skydiver in freefall at Skydive Tecumseh

I've been wanting to skydive for a number of years and on September 3rd for my 50th birthday, I jumped with Skydive Tecumseh. The staff were amazing and the experience was unbelievable and I will be back!

Jeffrey Gee