Looking for ways to start the new year with a little more cash? Try one of these monthly money saving challenges, each with a different way to help you save!
Who wants to save some money in the new year?! Whether you want to pay off some debts, go on a family vacation, or add to your savings account, it can be done. Most of us have some pretty bad spending problems, but the key to living on a budget is to focus on needs – NOT wants. I realize that it’s difficult for some people to budget, so I really hope that these monthly money saving challenges will help!
6 Monthly Money Saving Challenges To Try To Start Off The New Year
1. The Save By Number Plan – 4 Hats and Frugal
My friend Amiyrah details a great way to save by using round monthly numbers. Visit her post to see exactly how to break it down each month. At the end of the year, you’ll have saved $340 – but go ahead and up the numbers each month to save even more!
2. The $10 money saving challenge that will save you over $500 – Honey + Lime
I really like the $10 money saving challenge, it requires stashing away $10 each week for 52 weeks per year. To make this a monthly money savings challenges, group this into monthly amounts if you’d like. That’s only $40 per month (or $50 for the long months with 5 weeks), not too bad! Omit your daily latte at your favorite overpriced coffee shop and you’re set. Stay on the course and you’ll have $520 at the end of the year, click the above image to print out the image of the $10 money savings challenge
3. The money savings challenge for kids – Mom Dot
Trisha over at Mom Dot shares a fun way to get the kids in on learning how to save their money. It uses quarters instead of whole dollars, so this one should be easy for kids to follow through with!
4. The original 52 week money saving challenge – Honey + Lime
Basically, you will save the dollar amount for each number of the week you’re on. Week 1 would be $1, week 2 would be $2, and so on. By the time you get the week 52, you’ll put in your final $52 and will have saved $1,378! Print out the chart here.
5. The 52 week money saving challenge in reverse – Funtastic Life
This is one of our favorite monthly money saving challenges, it’s similar to the one listed above – but in reverse! The thought is that it’s easier to start off bigger in the new year, once we get to December, the holidays make it harder to save larger amounts. Click the link above to check out how my girl Leanette does it!
6. The 30-day personal finance guide – Refinery 29
There are 30 tips to follow for each of the days of the month to take a look at your financial habits and make simple changes to help you save money. This plan suggests saving the dollar amount for each date ($1 on the 1st, $2 on the 2nd, etc) and shows you how to come up with the money to save. By the end of the 30 day plan, Refinery 29 says that you’ll save around $500+!
Best of luck saving money in the new year!
And remember, you’ve got to make more money before you can save more money. Best of luck to you in the new year!