This is a compensated, partnered post with brightpeak and The Motherhood. All opinions are honest and are my own.
Did you know that about 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings account, and 21% don’t have a savings account at all? Especially if you’re a young couple just starting out, or if you’re a young family with lots of expenses, it’s easy to see how having a savings account can seem out of reach.
I love the idea of finding ways to save more money, but I’ll fully admit it’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life and lose track of savings goals. That’s why I was pretty excited to learn about brightpeak’s free $500 Savings Challenge – it makes it pretty foolproof to set aside $500 in savings… in just one week.
I signed up to give the challenge a try – I was curious what kind of steps one has to take to achieve the goal of saving $500 in seven days. Were they going to suggest ideas that were really difficult to accomplish?
When you sign up for the challenge, you get one email each day with an action you can take to save money. And guys? Each suggestion was really reasonable. My favorite suggestion is selling something worth $100. It’s my favorite because it accomplishes two things – decluttering the house and earning money! If you take a look around your house with open eyes, I’m sure you can find an item worth $100 to sell on Craigslist or a local Facebook garage sale group. And if you can’t find one item, surely you can find several items to list that total up to $100 (For example, I have a big stack of E’s 3T clothes she’s outgrown – it’s so easy to sell them if I just put my mind to it!). You’ll be one step closer to your savings goal, and you’ll have purged items you didn’t really need anyway.
There are, of course, 6 other days worth of challenges, and I’ll keep the rest of the actions a surprise so you can learn them for yourself. I’ll say this, though – it’s totally achievable and realistic to save the $500 in 7 days and get the boost to your savings account you need!
Sign up today for the brightpeak $500 Savings Challenge – it’s free, and you’ll be on your way to savings success! By entering your first name, last name and email address, you’ll receive:
- Daily challenges delivered right to your inbox
- Insider tips on the best savings account features
- Expert advice on how to make – and stick to – savings goals
- Easy tricks to help you spend less and avoid top mistakes
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Guess what? One of you will be $25 closer to your $500 savings goal, because brightpeak is letting me host a giveaway for a $25 VISA gift card! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter: