1.07.2015

Happy Savings!

Hey 2015
Am I the only one who thinks it's crazy to be writing that? 

When we rang in the new year this year, the hubby and I decided we really wanted to get a hold of some aspects in our life. The big one - our finances. We both dream pretty big so we want to be able to achieve those goals this year. {more on my goals of 2015 later}

So I went to every girls researching spot and began to researching savings. I got a lot of good and helpful info there. After I found this info though, the hubby and I had a meeting to set some things up for us. I decided the one thing I am going to take seriously this year is our budget binder



I came across this awesome chart on pinterest to help the savings begin. The idea is that each week you put a little away so at the end of the year you have a nice savings for Christmas, vacation or just in case. 

This chart shows after 52 weeks you will have $1378 in savings. There are so many charts out there, just find one that works for you and your family.   




Happy Savings in 2015!


**pictures are from pinterest**

4 comments

Ashley said...

I just did a post about this exact same chart! I did some of it last year and it helped me so much! Sometimes if I have a little extra cash one week I will put in a little more and mark off a week that corresponds with that amount - I don't always do it in order but I always make sure the entire list is checked off by the end of the year!

Tiffany said...

I love this! We have always wanted to be better at saving. So a chart like this is awesome!

Shannon Q. said...

I've seen this chart also and thought it was such a good and awesome way to save a fair chunk of cash by the end of the year. Someone also mentioned that they didn't go specifically by week, but would put away a bigger amount one week if their paycheck was larger or they had more cash, and then put away a smaller amount when maybe they were running on less cash another week. That was a helpful perspective I thought...I put away my dollar last week so I'm on my way :)

Kelly Lamborn said...

I've been thinking a lot about a savings plan for this year. I have it set up with my bank to automatically transfer $25 of each paycheck into my savings account. I know that's not a lot but once I get a good chunk of my CCs paid off then I will start doing more. I figure I have to start somewhere right..