Happy 2015, friends!

It’s hard to believe, but here we are!  As the Christmas decorations are put away, and I watch football with my little family today, I find myself doing what I tend to do every January 1.  Resolutions come to mind, on a variety of topics.  The old standbys, like getting into shape, taking more time for myself, and saving more money always seem to make an appearance.  I know I’m in good company, most people I know have some type of resolution or goal for the new year.  The resolution-making isn’t the problem, however.  It’s the whole resolution-follow-through part that is the real Achilles’ heel.  Usually it’s because we are unsure of how to actually accomplish our resolution, or at least how to do it in a manageable way that we can keep track of.  So, when I came across this chart on Facebook I wanted to share.  For those of us who are always searching for new ways to save money (and who isn’t, really?), here is a simple, straightforward way to save more than $1,200 in 2015.  I’m going to squirrel ours away in our safe, but if you were saving for something like a vacation wouldn’t a big old jar be great?  Then you could see the progress each week as you drop the bills in 🙂   Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 12.12.52 PM

 

What are your favorite tricks for saving money?  What is one resolution that makes a frequent appearance on your list but that you haven’t yet conquered?

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2015!

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