Happy 2016! Now that we’re in the new year, it’s a great time to start some saving. It can be very difficult to save money without a plan, so hopefully my Save $2016 in 2016 chart will help you! If you put away $38.76 each week plus another $.51, you will end up saving a total of $2016! You can use that money for a vacation, for the holidays, stash it away as a nestegg – anything!
Here’s how this works – print out this form and keep it on your fridge or in a safe place. Each week, put away $38.76 or more (I would round this to $39 if you can – it saves a bit more and makes it easier for you to not have to count pennies). If you can put this money away in a savings account, you’ll earn even more on top of that (not a ton, but something!) At the end of the year, you’ll have a nice savings!
If you find that your budget doesn’t lend itself to saving $39 per week, save $5 if you can. That will still have you saving $260, which can take care of your holiday gifts and decorations! Do what you can do, but it’s always easiest to start earlier rather than later!