I don't know about you, but I'm not really good at saving money. Never was. It's been even more challenging since we became a single-income household 5 years ago. Since that time, finding a little extra to put into savings has become nearly impossible. Or so I thought.
Last week, I came across this 52 Week Money Challenge chart posted on facebook and decided to use it as a guideline for saving money throughout the year.
As you can see, it starts off pretty easy for the first half of the year, but shows that even saving a $1 here and $2 there really adds up.
I'm really hoping to be able to stick with this, at least for the first 40 weeks, after that I'll be using any extra cash for Christmas shopping! But, whichever week I stop, I intend to begin back at week one just to keep it going.
I made my first deposit to savings last week and as silly as it sounds, transferring that single dollar into our savings account really made me feel a sense of accomplishment. It may just be a dollar, but it's a step in the right direction!