Travel on the job

Most employers pay for meals, transport and hotel when you work outside your base city. These can provide substantial benefits if properly used.

Caveat: Being away from home has a cost on spouse and children so will suit single people more than married ones.

* Paid meals mean that you don’t have to spend on food. If you travel 4 days in a week, you could save more than half your food budget.
* Frequent flyer and frequent guest points can add up to many months salary in a year. They can reduce your holiday cost
* Add personal holidays to work trips, thus saving transport costs. This is especially valuable if you travel overseas

When you travel you can buy better value or cheaper products. Example: in Korea and Japan, you can buy good quality shirts for a fraction of the price in Australia.

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