Saving Just $3 A Day Pays Off By The End Of The Year
Members Were Sparked
say you started your new exercise and eating right program january 1. if you were to also put aside $3 per day since january 1, by the end of the year (hence Christmas time) you will have right over $1000 to spend. don't buy that favorite coffee drink from your local stores and spending $3 (or more) per day. spare your wallet and spare yourself the added calories by NOT buying the coffee. reward yourself with new clothes, vacation, spa treatments... enjoy you!
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Since the first of the year, I've saved a dollar a day for the number of the month--January, $31 (1x31), February, $56 (2x28), March $93 (3x31), and on target for April as well (at $4/day). That money goes straight against debt.
By the end of the year I'll have paid off an extra $2500 of principal on debt :)
I decided to save money for an outfit or vacation or anything you want in a jar...depends on how it works out for myself. If I drink all my water a day save $1 if I eat all my fruit and veggies $1 if I don't drink diet drinks save $1...total of $3 a day will go a long way after a year..
Put one thing from the cart back, then put that $ in savings.
When I go "major" shopping at the grocery store or for clothes or paper goods, before I pay at the checkout line, I look at my cart and I put one thing back on the shelf. Then I go home and transfer the amount of that item into my savings account, even if it's only $2 or $3. Now I look forward to putting back more expensive things so I can make bigger transfers into savings when I get home. 211
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.