How Much Money Have You Saved For Christmas?


easy saving for Christmas chart

If you are starting to panic because it is September and you haven't saved money to buy those hot Christmas toys  kids want this year, you are not alone!

But take a deep breath and relax. As of today, there are 104 days until Christmas. And I have a have simple money savings challenge that will help you save enough extra cash to help boost your holiday spending budget.

If you use the easy chart below to start saving money today, you will have an extra $364 to spend for the holidays. Not a lot of money, I know, but every little bit helps. Plus, you can try to increase the amounts if possible.

As of today, there are 15 weeks until Christmas, but in order to have time to finish your shopping, I am going to use December 15 as the end date for this weekly savings plan. There are 13 weeks until December 15. Which means you can work on building up a little extra Christmas cash and still get your holiday shopping done on time.


Easy 13 Week Savings Plan For Christmas



                                               Save                                       Total

Monday
$1.00
$1.00
Tuesday
$2.00
$3.00
Wednesday
$3.00
$6.00
Thursday
$4.00
$10.00
Friday
$5.00
$15.00
Saturday
$6.00
$21.00
Sunday
$7.00
$28.00
Week 1 Total Savings

$28.00




Then start over every Monday again with one dollar. At the end of the 13 weeks, your total savings will be $364.00

That's it. It really is one of the easiest ways to save money that I have come across.

I like this weekly savings plan because it just seems more doable and not so overwhelming when you start with smaller amounts of money. And finding something that you can stick with is half the battle. You can use this idea throughout the year as well, or even when you just need to raise a certain amount of money within a specific time period.

If you would rather just save a set amount of money at the end of each day, here is a chart that shows how just how much those dollars will add up to by December 15, 2017 (94 days).



Amount Saved Every Day
Total # Days
Total Savings (After 94 Days)
$1.00
94
$94
$3.00
94
$284
$5.00
94
$470
$10.00
94
$940
$15.00
94
$1410
$20.00
94
$1880
$25.00
94
$2350


The most important thing though is to start saving money today. Any amount you can do, just start. The more you begin to save, the better you will feel. Chances are, you will think of other creative ways to have more money left at the end of every day or week to add to your holiday savings.

And in 94 days, you will have a nice little saving set aside to help buy those presents and stocking stuffers after all.