This week the challenge is to save…. $45
How did you do last week with saving $18? This week is a lower amount, so hopefully it won’t be hard to save! You should have $28 in savings now.
5 creative ways to save money:
- If you live in a state that qualifies for No Beer Purchase Rebates, go on Ebay and see if there are any available for things you bought recently.
- If you have multiple trash services or power companies in your area, call both and see who has the best rates. Sometimes they will compete against each other for your business.
- Watch a video on youtube on how to sew and repair clothes instead of throwing them out.
- Write a list before you go shopping and stick with it. Not just for the grocery store, but also for yard sales, consignment sales, retail stores, etc.
- If you have credit card debt, call and ask for them to reduce your interest rate.
What is the Money Saving Challenge? Click below to learn more:
Are you up for a Money Saving Challenge? You’ve probably heard of the 52 week money saving challenge and I thought it would be fun for us to do it together! I wanted to change things up though and instead of us saving in typical order, I have devised a way for us to save $1397 over the next 52 weeks while making it creative and fun! We won’t be going in numerical order and I replaced the $1-$9 amounts with $10 (so 10 weeks we will save $10).
Before you get started with the challenge, you need to make sure your family is on a budget. You can use my FREE Budget Binder to help get control of your finances. The goal for the money saving challenge is that the money will come from your weekly allowances and not from your overall budget. So you’ll save the money by saving more at the grocery store, not dining out, using less gas, avoiding spending money on miscellaneous items, etc.
You’ll deposit the money into your fund. In 52 weeks, you’ll be $1397 closer to your goal just by doing this challenge! You’ll continue to save money in other ways too. For a trip to Disney World, you’ll need to save about $3000 (aiming for at least a 5 night trip, maybe longer!). My goal is to help you do that in 18 months. If you do this challenge for the next 18 months, you’ll have $2095.50 saved by October 5th, 2016. You’ll just need to save $904.50 from other creative ways! That means you could visit Walt Disney World during the holiday season in 2016 and if you can get off during the first 2 weeks of December, you’ll pay some of the lowest prices of the year.
Join the Saving for Disney with C2D Facebook Group to discuss the challenge and more ways to save money!