Happy New Year! I hope you had a fantastic celebration and are as excited as I am for the new year ahead. Like everyone else, I have lots of hopes and dreams for next year- and I’m already putting plans into action to make them happen! One of our biggest resolutions this year is to whip our savings into shape.
While we are always trying to add more money to our savings account, this year we are taking it very seriously. We have a few goals in mind that will cost a pretty penny, including an anniversary vacation we’re hoping to take, a down payment on a bigger house to save for, and things that come up like medical necessities. We’re even looking ahead to next Christmas!
The only problem with saving for so many different things? It can be stressful trying to figure out how much money to put where. While we’re working on figuring out a plan to get that streamlined, I’ve started a daily challenge in the meantime that will help us kick our savings into gear- without even noticing!
While I still fully recommend finding a savings plan that’s right for you and your wants and needs, this one-year savings plan may help a little. Putting aside as little as $1 a day can add up to a HUGE savings at the end of the year! In fact, if you follow this plan by saving from $1 to $5 a day, you’ll have $1,095 saved at the end of this year. That can more than pay for Christmas, or maybe a weekend road trip to your favorite vacation spot. That could be money down on a new car, or the funds to start up a new hobby. Whatever you decide to use it for, it’ll feel like bonus money since it’s just a couple of dollars a day that you won’t even miss!
You can grab the free printable here or by clicking the image below. You do not have to go in order, but try to check off one box a day all year long. Pick a fun place to keep all your cash and hang this chart up somewhere that you won’t forget about it! Then come back next year and tell me what you treated yourself to!