Your 52 Week Challenge To Save Money for a Cruise!
By Jen Campbell of Escape Destinations Travel
If you’ve been trying to save money for your next cruise/vacation but are having a hard time getting started, here's an easy way to save money that starts with just a $1.
This $1 for 52 weeks challenge is geared towards those who have a hard time saving money. The first week, you will put just $1 into a savings account or large type money jar (one you cannot easily get into). Each week, you will slowly increase the amount that you put into your savings by $1. By the end of the 52 week period, you will have nearly $1,400 saved up for a cruise or vacation! This would be a super vacation fund to go someplace absolutely AWESOME! Set a goal (such as an amazing destination you’ve not yet been) and you’ll get there.
While this method of savings is not for everyone, it works well for those who have a hard time sticking to a budget. The success of this plan relies on the simplicity of it and how it starts at a very low amount. The amount you save gradually grows, making it easier for you not to “miss” the money that you put away. And, if you have a little extra it will help speed things along! If you're a visual person like me, a large money jar would visually show you how much progress you're making!
If you are thinking about trying this savings plan and not quite sure if it will work for you, ask yourself one simple question. “Can I find 1 extra dollar each week that I can put into savings?” Sure you can, we all can do this!
Here’s some ideas so far: Avoid that soda from the soda machine, that cup of coffee, a candy bar, or lunch out! Just think, simply saving 1 lunch out a week could compound the money saved even faster!! The average lunch out costs $5 and up, just "brown bagging it" one day will help you reach your goal quickly!!
We’d love to hear if you have a different way of saving money that works for you. Leave a comment in the section below and tell us all about it.
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