52 WEEK MONEY SAVINGS CHALLENGE

Looking for an easy way to have an extra $1,378 in your pocket next Christmas for all those December expenses!!?


I invite you to try the 52 week money savings challenge!

I completed this challenge this past year and was able to have plenty of money in the bank for Christmas and then some… I'm talking over $700 left over to do with what I please.

It's very quite simple and extremely basic.
Here's the name of the game!
Each week of the year, you save that much in dollars!
Week ONE: You save $1
Week TWO: You save $2
Week THREE: You save $3

Voila! By the third week in January you have already saved $6!

You keep doing that all the way through the end of the year so that come December you have cash in hand and are ready to shop!

…ORRR… maybe you're saving for a HOUSE, a TRIP, a WEDDING, or a CAR… ANYTHING!

Come and join the money savings fun with me and let me know how you do!

Want to make your kids save to? Have them save in quarters, either in 25 cent or 50 cent increments!

Print out these templates and paste them onto a jar!

I want to save in One Dollar increments!
I want to save in 50 Cent increments!
I want to save in 25 Cent increments!
I want to save in One dollar increments Backwards!
I want to save in dollar increments bi-weekly!
I want to save in dollar increments monthly!

Start your savings adventure NOW!

P.S. If you want to read some updates from my savings challenge last year… I have some posts herehere, and here!

Happy New Years!!

K

36 comments:

  1. do you know of or can you devise a 26 week challenge for those that get paid every two weeks

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    1. Hello! I just uploaded another template onto google docs. You can save in dollar increments biweekly with it. Feel free to print it off! I made one that goes backwards as well if you prefer to save more money towards the beginning of the year, and less towards the end!

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    2. Ok, so Iove this idea, even have my teens excited about it. However would I be a pain to ask you to do a biweekly backwards????

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    3. Hi Rose!

      I have both forward and backward templates for the biweekly one. They are on the same page. You can find them under the "52 Week Money Challenge" tab at the top of this page. (:

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  2. What a fantastic idea! Is there anyway you could send me a copy of the label on the jar to be able to track my giving? Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Rick!

      I uploaded several different templates onto google docs (See links above in this post). Just select the savings template that you prefer and it should load and be printable. If you are having any issues with printing the template with google docs, please let me know.

      Thanks!

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  3. Hi! These are really good. I did notice a slight error on the biweekly template, though; it says "Dec 23 - Dec 31", when it should say "Dec 17 - Dec 31".

    Thanks for making these :)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I will have to correct it (:

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  4. Just one question: How big is the jar you're using?

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    1. I got the jar from the cafeteria at my university, so it is a very large jar. I know stores like TJ Maxx, Wal mart, etc. have fun jars that you could use!

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  5. Hi - love this idea - but I cannot access the print out sheets - can you email them to me please? - many thanks :)

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    1. Hi Tiffany!

      I will certainly email them to you!
      Just email me letting me know which ones you would like!

      lifeasyouliveit@gmail.com

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    2. Hey Kay Tek, I am on Disability and only get paid Monthly can you make one for a monthly save or tell me where to go and get it.thank you.

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    3. Hi Robert,

      I went ahead and uploaded a monthly template for you!
      It is up by all the other templates!

      Hope this helps!

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  6. This is a fantastic idea even my daughter got interested in saving this way! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!!

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  7. So awesome! Im going to make them for my kids also,but my two youngest i will use pennies or nickels that they earn :)

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  8. You can also save double the amound weekly or biweekly. Like 1-week 1, 2-week 2 , 4-week3, 8-week4, just double the money each time. You will save more but also more will come out of your pocket at the end

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  9. I need a Monthly saving spreadsheet for this one.. I am on Disability and only get paid Monthly.can anyone help.

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    1. Hi Robert!

      I added a monthly template for you!
      It is up by all the other templates. I have one that goes forward and backwards in dollars.

      Hope this helps!

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  10. Kay,
    Thank you for sharing these savings plans! I am blessed in receiving such a wonderful and painless ways to save and also teach this principle to my grandchildren. May you receive favor and a two fold blessing!

    Bettye

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  11. Stopping over from Mason Jar Crafts, I might give this a whirl! Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Hi Karen!

      You may have to download the template first in order to print it.

      If that doesn't work, feel free to email me which ones you would like and I can send them your way!

      lifeasyouliveit@gmail.com

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  13. Thanks for your inspiration! I have used your post to inspire a post of my own and give you a little "shout out" of thanks! :)
    http://smarttartslearning.blogspot.com/2014/01/52-week-savings-challenge-whos-with-me.html

    ~Nikki T
    Smart Tarts Learning

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  14. Is there an updated weekly goal (dollar) for 2014?

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  15. How nice, I will change the dollar onto euro for my template. Is it ok to use your picture of the jar on my (dutch) blog? Ofcourse I'll link to your blogpost.

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  16. Hey Kay I love this I idea but I can't open the links do you think you can send the boo biweekly one top me in an email.
    Flareclangameing@gmail.com
    Thank you so much. I look forward to your email.

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  17. Hi there! looking forward to implimenting this ASAP! My kids are going to love doing this too. I am not able to download the template. could you send it to me or help me download it. When I click the link there is not a template. Thanks!!!

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  18. I'm going to use one of the kid piggy bag cans that you have to use a can opener to access. I'm also changing it slightly. I'm choosing the dollar amount I want to have saved by the beginning of December - for me $900 is good, and then I'll change up the amounts so that I won't have a month where I'm having to save an overly large sum. My weeks 1, 2, and 3 will be the same but week 4 will be the amount I'd have to put away for week 42. Then week 5, 6 and 7 will be the same but week 8 will be what I'd save for week 41 etc. Get it?

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  19. This challenge is a smart way to earn your emergency fund. It should build a habit of saving in us too and remove the wrong money values we've had for so long. http://www.21stcenturynews.com.au/5-common-money-mistakes/

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  20. Such a great idea. My daughter had found your idea and emailed it to me. I started the $1 one and also the .50

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  21. I think this is a great idea - and the quarter challenge is fantastic for kids old enough to earn money with extra chores. I'm a little concerned about those of us who might be tempted to 'borrow' from the jar (sales do happen!!). In order to encourage restraint, I just have a specific amt transferred from my checking account (monthly for me) into a Christmas club account with my bank. I don't have to remember to 'put money in the jar' and the jar isn't handy for someone to 'borrow a few bucks' now and then. I started with $100.00 so by December I'll have $1200.00. It's easy, painless, took about 15 minutes online to setup and then I'm not tempted to 'borrow'. To keep the fun in it, I have the mason jar set up with the template attached and I my drop loose change in it every day with a colorful slip of paper showing the current balance in my Christmas account. It's amazing how the loose change adds up - another $200-300 a year! It's also very adjustable for those on different income levels to adapt.

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  22. Hi there, do you have a template for English pounds? Thanks Jenny

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