The SAVE MONEY CHALLENGE: Crush Your Hidden Costs And Have Fun Doing It

savemoneychallenge.jpgSaving hundreds of dollars is both rewarding and exhilarating.

I want to make the process of learning how to save equally inspiring …

Because it can be!

That’s why I’m starting the SAVE MONEY CHALLENGE -- a 2 week challenge for you to complete from time to time -- where you are free to try your hardest to save as much money as you can in one unique way.

There will be a new and different themed challenge every time. When you’ve completed the challenge, you get to brag and share your epic stories about how much money you’ve saved while teaching others how they can get similar results.

This will be a great way for us to learn and grow. If we all flex our save money muscles together, we’ll be on our way to being financially fit in no time.

Action is what drives us forward to get closer to our goals. You can master your money one challenge at a time.

Are you ready to start unloading those hidden extra costs that have been weighing you down?

Start living life on your own terms. Every time you complete a challenge, you show your money who’s the boss.

I’ve said before that I want this site to be valuable resource for you to make your dollar stretch. Not only that...

I’d love to provide a safe space where everyone can learn to be the master of their money and live a better life. My hope is that these Save Money Challenges will push you over the edge to take action towards better financial health.

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Here’s How It Works

  1. Stay tuned for the blog post announcing the start of a new challenge. (If you haven’t already - you can subscribe to my weekly newsletter so you won’t miss the action.)
  2. Commit to the challenge head-on by leaving a comment on the post saying you’re in and what your savings goal is for the challenge.
  3. Prepare and read the articles and resources I’ll provide to help you learn how to save money in the area the challenge is about.
  4. Ask questions - we’re here to help!
  5. Go and DO the challenge saving as much money as you possibly can, preferably without cutting back. The goal is to get the same or better than you had for less money.
  6. Help others achieve their goals by responding to their comments with tips or encouragement.
  7. Check back often and tell us how you’re doing.
  8. Brag about your results and share exactly how you did it so others can learn from you.
  9. We'll wrap things up and complete the challenge in 2 weeks. 

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Talk soon,

Stephen

Comments

Jayne
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Always informative and evokes stimulating thought. Thank you Stephen!

March 08, 2016 @ 10:01 am
Stephen Weyman
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Thanks Jayne, I hope you'll come back next week for the very first challenge. It should be great and I hope to get as many people involved as possible so we can get some real back and forth discussion and help happening.

March 08, 2016 @ 10:52 am
cheekysaver
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I am in! I haven't given my budget a good hard tweak in a good year. These kind of challenges really help. March 15 is my sister's birthday and then it will be game on!

March 08, 2016 @ 11:10 pm
Stephen Weyman
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That's awesome - so glad that you're gong to join in on the fun cheekysaver!

I know you've been a long time reader and you'll be able to provide a lot of valuable input and advice to our other readers.

March 10, 2016 @ 8:34 am
cheekysaver
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Ok this is what I have been up to. I have crushed expenses so much in the past I am doing good there. There are some things that I have been able to do. One is to get rid of a few things I had laying around and I wasn't using. I am reorganizing my place and selling off items we no longer use. I have dropped a few sizes so all of my old clothes are going into a lot to go up for sale. I will sell them for less than thrift store prices plus it will be a great deal on the lot. This way someone pays to take away items I can no longer use and I can use the money to purchase new used clothes in a smaller size. I am about to be in trouble in the next size down so this really is needed anyway.

Part of the problem with me reorganizing was I needed some clear storage bins. I found them on sale at a grocery store for $9.49 for 10 bins with the lids. I went home and sold off some couponing stockpile items I was not using. I came up with enough cash to get 4 x 10 packs of the bins and bought some used scrapbooking supplies and clearance ink pads to boot.
If I had gone to the loonie store and picked up bins it would have been 1.50 each. If I had bought the scrapbooking punches new online it would have been $60 USD ($79.61) instead of $18 on a facebook auction. If I had bought the inks at a normal online store they would have cost $10.99 USD instead of $6.88 USD each. (Mom and I both put in a order together to save on shipping too) The point is, even though it was free money, I made that stretch as far as possible. Now I can finish reorganizing my kitchen cabinets, my bathroom cabinets, my stockpile and my crafts as well.

Do I spend some money? Yes, absolutely! I spend money on crafts and camping gear within reason. I do not eat out, I do not go to movies. They are entertainment and if it doesn't fall in budget I have to not buy or find another way. Cash is king in this house! :)

March 25, 2016 @ 2:36 am
Stephen Weyman
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Glad to hear you've already got your TV costs under control ($0) and you're doing lots of other things to crush your costs. You're better than me avoiding eating out and movies all together! I know those are huge luxury expenses, but they also happen to be 2 things that I really enjoy.

Nothing wrong with spending money - we just need to be smart about and spend in the areas that we value the most.

March 25, 2016 @ 10:27 am

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