When we come into small financial wins it can be difficult to think of little else other than, “treat yourself”. However, the wins of today can turn into the big adventures of tomorrow and so when you’re no longer occupied by the 9-5 lifestyle you can live large.
Here are five adventurous and crazy things you can do by investing a small lump sum amount into your superannuation account.
Go where the wild things are
There is nothing more breathtaking than the mysteries of the animal kingdom, especially the Serengeti annual migration. By putting away your tax return, you could follow the great Serengeti wildebeest, consisting of large numbers of zebra, Grant’s gazelle, eland and impala, travelling in herds seeking fresh grazing plains. Change up the vantage point and take sail over the Serengeti with funds from your footy tipping sweep.
Bungee into your retirement
If thrill seeking is what the future has in store for you then start preparing yourself to jump head-first into the active Villarrica volcano. By stashing your birthday cash away in your super, you could potentially be plummeting out of a helicopter and then cruising back down the volcano on a bobsled to relax in the local hot springs.
Go on a dig-venture
If your retirement isn’t looking as physical as jumping out of a plane or into a volcano, then expand your knowledge by pursuing archaeological projects. Discover hidden cities and artefacts from times past at the multitude of dig sites looking for volunteers to aid the excavation process over the European or Middle Eastern summers.
Get cultured at Burning Man
Burning Man is a festival that is about community, art and self expression that is generated by its citizens. A trip to Black Rock will bring you endless experience as you walk or bike through the desert which becomes a temporary city bursting with life, art and culture. After the festival, why not embark on an epic West Coast road trip in your RV.
The year long vacation
While a year long vacation may seem practically and financially impossible now, putting away the small wins over a period of time will build up quite the holiday piggy bank in your superannuation. When the time to retire does come around, you could feasibly sail the seven seas (so to speak) for a whole year. From the Great Barrier Reef to the French Riviera you could sail past uninhabited islands, luxury resorts and rolling coastlines.
The next time a financial win comes your way think of all these incredible adventures and invest in your future. By letting small amounts build in value over time in your super, who knows what your future has in store!
If you’re looking to boost your superannuation, take a look at three ways you can do so, here.
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