I know that saving money isn't always an easy task for everyone. I'll admit that it didn't used to be easy for me. Plus there are times when you just can't set up those automatic transfers to your savings accounts like so many of the money gurus out there say to do.
Well, you can set up those automatic transfers, but then you're still transferring the money right back into your checking account.
So to help myself combat this issue, I created a money saving game. I made one of these charts that you see below and every time I was able to transfer an amount of money from one of the boxes into my savings account, I simply put an X through the box, which is so easy to do from my phone.
Last year, I shared the first chart for $1,250. And today I am sharing 5 more charts for a total of 6 different charts. Simply pick the chart that works for your goals. There are total of 55 boxes with numbers. Every time you transfer the money to your savings, just cross off the box.
Use this chart to save $1,000 in the next year.
Use this chart to save $1,250 in the next year.
Use this chart to save $2,500 this year.
Use this chart to save $5,000 this year.
Use this chart to save $7,500 this year.
Use this chart to save $10,000 this year.
Simply save the image to your phone, computer or tablet and pick a number to save for that week and then transfer it over to your savings account.
I've found that the game is even more fun when you randomly pick a number and don't even go in order. But obviously this is your game to play, so play as you will. Have fun! And happy saving!
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Clarissa Wilson is a financial strategist and online educator who holds two master’s degrees in Forensic Accounting. Also creative and spiritual, she is an intuitive empath and introvert. Clarissa is the host of The Prosper + Profit Podcast, where money conversations occur on a daily basis -- as she believes that money shouldn’t be a taboo subject. After growing up on a dairy farmand learning to work hard for money, Clarissa awakened to a path that allowed wealth to flow easily to her. Clarissa currently lives in Pennsylvania with her two cats.