Every new year we are inundated with new and creative ways to lose weigh or be happier or, our favorite, save money! I am sure you have heard of the escalating “Dollar-Per”Week” method. Basically you put aside 1-dollar the first week of the year…2-dollars the next week….3 the following week and so on until you work your way up to $52 the final week of the year. If you are diligent you would put aside almost 14-hundred-dollars by years end. Well, as a twist to that way of saving Apartment Therapy suggests saving an escalating dollar-per-day method. Basically, put aside 1-dollar on Monday, 2-dollars on Tuesday 3 on Wednesday and so-on. If you are diligent you will put aside $28 per week, totaling $1,456 by years end!
Now, I don’t know about you but I am not the greatest at following through with this sort of endeavor. I start out with best intentions and the follow through wanes rather quickly. However, we had a KICKS 106.3 listener provide a heck of an idea! She said she uses change. Dollar coins are cumbersome to spend so she suggested using those. However, even more problematic is smaller change. She said she keeps dimes, nickels and pennies in old liquor bottles. She stated that putting change in old booze bottles makes it even more difficult to get out and spend on yourself.
I doubt I will be looking at an “extra” 15-k at years end but, gosh, it sure is fun to think about isn’t it?