Got Resolution? Why not make this little money-saving ditty one of them – I am. We’ll probably be more successful than say, ummmmmmm ……any weight loss resolutions ( just keeping it real… I’m just saying)
This little challenge seems to be all the rave this year. It premise seems pretty basic (don’t you just hate when someone says that? It makes me feel like, if I don’t get it – the first time – I’m a lot challenged… just saying):: You start by saving one dollar the first week of the year and gradually save $52 in the last week of the year.
The idea seems to have been started last year by, Kassondra Perry-Moreland, who owns the Facebook group for the 52-Week Money Challenge, and *BOOM!* it went viral. Kassondra talked to Martin Williams of All Things MW and offered this reason for starting ‘the thing’::
“I am a single parent, and I have worked at my job for 22 years. I just worked 53 hours alone in this payperiod and do this all of the time. I decided that this is the year that I will have something to show for working all of those hours instead of just bills left over at the end of the year. I work better if I am held accountable, even in my personal life, so I decided to see how many of my friends would be honest and say they needed help with a structured savings plan, and even if they don’t would they help me. I had no idea that it wold turn into what it has in just the last two hours”.
Here’s how the weekly breakdown looks like::
I’m going to give it a try. I do think that I’m going to do it in reverse, though.
That way, when the holiday season rolls around, my saving amount will be ‘Min-Na-Mall!
Are You In?
…. do tell