Want to save an extra $1,000 in the next 12 months?? Buckle up your burrito’s because this money-saving chart is seriously awesome AND it will help you do just that.
DITCH THE COMMITMENT WITH THIS MONEY SAVING CHART
I spent five years playing college volleyball, and although I had the time of my life, it has left me feeling utterly and completely commitment-shy.
I’ve seen many money-saving charts that are built out by weeks and then you are supposed to follow along with the prescribed amount from week to week. Nopedy nopedy no. I can’t do that. That is micro-managing at it’s worst, and as I said, I’m so over being micro-managed.
So I made one that will allow me to continue (I welcome an occasional enabling) to dodge commitment by giving me the freedom to choose how much I want to save each week while still achieving the same results. Boom baby!
How to use a money saving chart
Guys… it’s SO simple! This one especially so because I ditched the schedule!
Each week, just choose an amount you want to save and once you’ve put that money where it belongs, (an extra savings account, an envelope or a mason jar somewhere… whatever), just color that circle in.
Once all the circles are colored in, you’ll have yourself an extra ONE. THOUSAND DOLLARS. 🙂
ideas for money saving success
Now, I’ve provided the chart, but you actually have to do the work and I know how hard that can be… So! I thought of a few ways to help you (there’s that enabling again) be more successful in actually saving the extra $1,000.
1. Set a reminder on your phone every Monday to transfer the amount to your savings account.
2. PRINT IT OUT and paste it on your fridge. Visual aids were invented for a reason: SUCCESS!
3. Get your sister, your aunt, your hairdresser, and your mother-in-law in on it too!
4. Pull your chosen savings amount out in cash (if you’re going the cash route) at the grocery store after you check out.
5. Set up the entire year’s worth of automatic transfers right now (for the extra commitment-shy folk… 🙂 ).
6. Put a reason behind your savings. Is it an emergency fund? Is it a vacation? Is it a new wardrobe? Whatever it is, put a reason behind it so your excitement can grow with your cash.
7. Surprise your spouse. Wouldn’t it be so fun to tell your spouse a year from now that you saved an EXTRA $1,000 and are taking them to HAWAII??? #goals
There you have it! A fun and simple way to save some major moolah! I hope you seriously kick butt with this money-saving chart. As for me, I’m aiming for Hawaii. 🙂