After all the holiday spending, most of us are busy making New Year’s Resolutions. After losing weight and getting organized, saving money is the most common resolution for Americans and one that half the country will give up on before February.
It is possible to save $1,000 in one month even on a meager salary – I’ve seen it done and done it myself. But accomplishing it is not without a fair amount of sacrifice. That’s why every day through the month of January we will be posting a new tip to get you to your goal.
Why should you take this challenge? On one level because an extra $1,000 would be nice. On a deeper level, learning to hold back is an excellent exercise of your faith and will strengthen your trust in God.
The human brain is very programmable and we often program ourselves to one way of thinking about money. Stretching out of our comfort zones in this way often serves to remind us of our priorities and why we’re doing what we’re doing. Even if you don’t need the extra $1,000.00, push yourself to try different things.
Reaching $1,000 may be unrealistic for some of you, but with nothing ventured, nothing is gained. Even if you feel $1,000 is unattainable, see how close you can get. You’ll be surprised how far a few sacrifices and a little faith can get you.
As is the case with most money matters, talk is cheap. In order for this to work, you’ll have to implement the daily tips and do it now.
The Tips So Far