52 Week Money Challenge

With the New Year in full swing, it’s the perfect time for a fresh start and a time to plan out things you’d like to accomplish this year. Vacation has been on my mind ever since Triangl sent me their new Gigi bikini, and I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what I want to do since I’m also still trying to save up for school.

We’ve all seen big time bloggers and celebrities that get paid to go on vacation (living the dream, am I right?) But as of right now, I’m living on a budget and have to be practical about my list of wanderlust destinations. Most people think they could never save enough money to travel out of the country or to have some extra Christmas cash at the end of the year, but I’m here to show you how it is totally possible for everyone.

When my mom sent me this 52 Day Money Challenge via Facebook, I thought this would be the perfect time to start saving some extra money towards something I really want to do. If you complete every week of the challenge you’ll end up with over $1,300 – which is definitely enough money to take a cruise, book a fun weekend getaway, or splurge on a designer staple – the opportunities are endless! Instead of saving in huge increments, it builds up slowly so that your money is more spread out which makes it that much easier to save. I might have to cut back on the chai tea lattes and macarons, but if you are intentional about where your money is going you will feel so much better about it by the end of the year when you’re relaxing on the white sand of your tropical destination!

A few helpful tips before we start:

– Find a piggy bank or some safe place where you can’t touch your money

– Check off your weeks as you go to hold yourself accountable

– Make an inspiration board nearby to keep you motivated

– Try the challenge backwards so that during Christmas time, you won’t have to save as much money!

I’ve created a printable for you if you’d like to join me on this journey! Click here to download the challenge.

52 Week Money Challenge

What would you do with $1,378? Let me know your thoughts on this challenge and what you would spend your savings on in the comments below!

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17 Comments

  1. January 5, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I really like this idea! Go mom!!! I am going to try this out & work towards getting entirely new bedding. Not the bed in a bag kind, no, the big girl kind with lots of designer fufu pillows & fluffy duvet. Good luck on your savings and hopefully a gun trip to go on.

    Janeane
    http://www.designingfrommycloset.wordpress.com

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 12, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      She has some great ideas! That’s a great investment and I wish you good luck also! Those fluffy and fancy pillows are my favorite 😉

  2. January 6, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I’ve read about the money challenge before! And the thing that stops me is all the money during Christmas! You total just changed my mind about it with flipping it backwards. I can’t wait to see your Triangl bikini! They have the cutest suits. Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 12, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      I think I’m going to do it backwards too, it seems like too much money to save during the holidays! And I can’t wait to show it off, their suits are seriously the cutest! Xo

  3. January 6, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Good plan – if you put the $ in a free savings account you can earn interest and have even more! It’s fun to watch money grow 😉
    Good luck! And Happy New Year!
    http://www.everydaystilettos.com

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 12, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      That’s a great idea! Thanks girl, hope the New Year has been treating you well too :)

  4. January 6, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    I’m so doing this. Looks like I have a little catching up to do though. Thanks for sharing Ciera!

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 12, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      That’s okay, it won’t be too hard to catch up! Can’t wait to see how it goes for you and what you spend your savings on :)

  5. kavyaede
    January 7, 2016 / 6:10 am

    I absolutely love this idea! I am so going to do this! It’s so exciting! Thank you sharing, Ciera! Have a great day, babe! :)

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 12, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Yay, I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to go through it together!

  6. January 8, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Wow, this is such an AMAZING idea! Not only is this good for saving up for something specific, but it’s also great for saving up for a rainy day. I will certainly be doing this, thank so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 12, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Thanks so much girlie! So true, it’s always good to have some extra cash for something special that comes up!

  7. January 8, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I really love this idea. It does not seem that hard but it really adds up. I think I would not spend it at the end of the year. I would just do it all over again the next year to build up my savings. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 12, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Exactly! That’s a great idea to build up your savings even more. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  8. January 25, 2016 / 7:56 am

    So doing this, love the idea!

    • WorldWideStylista
      January 27, 2016 / 9:26 am

      Thanks girl! So excited you’re joining in on this journey!