This week the challenge is to save…. $33
How did you do last week with saving $33? You should have an additional $167 in savings now.
5 creative ways to save money:
- If you are tempted to stop at a fast food restaurant or a coffee shop every morning on your way to work, drive a different route. If you aren’t driving by it, you won’t be as tempted.
- If you are debating on going out to eat when you should cook at home, sit down and eat a banana and wait 10 minutes. Your brain might just enable you to change your mind!
- If you are assessed a late fee or a penalty, ask for it to be waived. If you have never been assessed a fee before, they might just say yes.
- Check for air leaks around the doors and windows and seal them to avoid losing your ‘bought’ air.
- Turn your air up one degree. You might find you are just as comfortable and you’ll save money!
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!