My 52 Week Money Challenge: How I Plan to Save $16000 in 2020
Now that October is almost coming to an end, I’m in my printables designing mode. I’ve been able to create a few planners printables, and pretty happy with the outcome.
My most recent one was Daily Planner 2020. I was not planning on creating it with whole lot of pages, but it did come out to be 580+ pages. I was also able to create this Financial and Budget Planner.
52 Week Money Challenge 2019 is part of that binder. While creating that one, I thought of designing the one for 2020 as well.
Why? You ask, it’s too early. Why not? If you ask me. There are two months left for the New Year’s and why not start thinking about financial planning. Festival season is about to start, and you may want to create yourself a budget for shopping, so it would be a great idea to start thinking about how you’d like to shape your 2020 financially.
But, you don’t have to start using it right away. Probably download it, and save it somewhere safe, where you can access it later on.
How does 52 Week Money Saving Challenge work?
Let’s talk about this 52 Week Money Saving Challenge. I’ve been doing it for some time now, and out of most of the challenges this one seems to be the most doable. Only because you get to decide the amount of money you want to save every week.
For me, I’ve done $1 and $2 increments before, so I’m challenging myself with $10 increments each week. I know, it is going to be pretty challenging, but challenge is what we are looking for, right?
This is how it works , in case you’re reading / hearing this for the first time. 52 Week Money Saving Challenge is perfect to save money over a period of time. You save a certain amount of money each week. Because you save in smaller amounts, you don’t feel the pressure to save big, all at once.
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So, you decide the amount, there is no hard and fast rule. Idea is to put aside some money every week. To keep track of how much you’re putting every week, you can write down the numbers on a sheet of paper, or print this 52 Week Money Saving Challenge template. Once you decide the amount, simply print the copy, and start saving. When you have put the money away, simply check off that row. You can set up a money jar, or even a savings account in your bank.
My goal for each week is going to be an increment of $10, so by the end of 2020, I would have saved appr $16000. What do you think, is it reasonable? Please let me know in the comments below.
This is how I’m planning to achieve my goal in 2020. I’m going to print this printable and put in my binder. I’m not going to be strictly doing $10 increments, but I’m going to put some money, more or less each week.
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Because amount you want to use for every week is totally up to you, you can start from $1 or even go up to $50. You should be fairly comfortable with the amount you want to use, because the way this system works is, you are going to have huge amount that needs to be saved towards the end of the year.
That time also happens to be around December and Christmas. Time when most of us find ourselves on tight budget. So to make most of this system, if you want you can reverse the chart and start your year from the amount you are supposed to save at the end of the year. Or you can put away the most amount in the middle of the year, when you think your expenses won’t add up too much.
You can save the increments of $2 each week. You will end up saving $2700 at the end of 2020. Not bad, right?
This is how reversing the template and amount works: Let’s say, you wish to go with $1 increments, the amount you will be putting in your savings account will be $52, next week will be $51 and so on. You can also pick any amount from other weeks, save that much in your account and mark that week as done. Simple!
If you wish to use your own amounts, I’ve designed this empty template. You can go with any number each week. It’s very flexible and you are not obligated to save the fixed amount. I’d recommend to save some amount, small or big. Here’s the version for empty template.
So, are you ready to save money in 2020? Come, let’s see if we can reach our respective set financial goals in 2020. Please share how much you are planning to save in the coming weeks and months. Let’s say Goodbye to unwanted and unexpected expenses and say Hello to savings, and more savings!
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