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.
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!