I was browsing Pinterest recently looking for creative ways to help our family save money in 2015 and I came across a bunch of pins for a “52-Week Money Saving Challenge”. I have to admit that the first thing that caught my attention was that everything was tracked on a cute and printable tracker. I’m a total sucker for FREE Printables that I will actually use and can benefit from. I love when they have fun colors and I can look at them and see the progress that we’re making as a family. Just give me a reason to head to Office Depot for a fun new pen and brand new pack of highlighters and I’m a happy girl! Yeah, I’m that dorky!
The FREE PDF Printable Files are at the BOTTOM of this post!
When I came across a printable from Fresh and Organized for her 52-Week Money Savings Challenge Printable I loved it and knew I wanted to use something like it. Overall I liked the general idea of the 52 week plan but after looking at it and thinking about it I decided that I didn’t like how uneven the savings plan was. The original idea behind this whole thing is that you coordinate saving the same amount of money as the numbered week that you’re currently in. So at the beginning you save very little and by the end you’re saving 40+ for the last few weeks. I don’t know about you but I can’t afford to save 30+ for that many weeks in a row no matter how hard I try and no matter how good my intentions are.
That’s why I created an alternate 52-Week Money Saving Challenge Printable just in case you think like me. I thought it would be better (for our family at least) to build it for the first half at a faster rate so that we could take a break half way through and lower the amount again so we could build it back up.
But just in case you didn’t like either of those 2 ideas I created a blank printable for you too. That way you can fill in your own numbers and save at your own pace while still having fun tracking on a fun printable.
FREE PRINTABLE PDF FILES:
*I know that the pictures look a little blurry on this blog post. It’s because they get enlarged to fit the space of my blog post area so they don’t look as crisp and clear here on the computer as they do on paper. Just wanted to mention that in case you were wondering!
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