Still Think It’s Impossible To Pay For Your Dream Trip?

I know, I know. You just can’t save money for that family vacation you’ve been pining over for years. There’s just not enough money coming in, and too much going out to bills and such. I sympathize, my friend. I get it.

A friend on Facebook posted this handy-dandy chart on how to painlessly and gradually put over $1300 into savings in one year. It’s almost a mnemonic device: Put $1 in a jar (or savings account…whatever works for you) in week 1, $2 in week 2, and so forth until one year later, when you magically have more than $1300 saved up. That’s 2-3 adult domestic plane tickets, plus meals. Or gas money to get you across the continent and back.

I know, you’ll say $50 is a lot for those later weeks! Sure, but it’s little more than going out to dinner for 2 each week. This is a gradual shift in how you view money, so by those later weeks, you’ll be used to socking away larger amounts of money.

Try it. My wife and I are going to. Here’s that handy chart to print out, paste on your piggy bank, and check off the deposits as you go.

The 52 Week Money Saving Challenge

The 52 Week Money Saving Challenge. Photo was uncredited on Pinterest.


Disclaimer: This is obviously not going to work for people who are barely scratching out a living. If, in fact, you are one of those people, I’ll post some future ideas on how to improve your situation, whether you’re solo or have a family.

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Chris Cavallari

About Chris Cavallari

Chris is a longtime digital content producer based in Maine. Since 1999, he has been an early adopter and active participant in blogging, podcasting, and social media, and has been guiding small and mid-sized businesses in leveraging video, social media, and digital publishing to the fullest. With an avid love of travel and the outdoors, Chris started in 2009 to give him a platform to showcase his outdoors and travel adventures, and to help educate others in doing the same.