Happy New Year to all my friends, family and readers here at Money Saving Maine-iac! I am making a few personal New Years Resolutions this year that I will post about at a later time. Today I wanted to share 3 ‘Challenges’ that I will be participating in, in 2015:
(1) 52 Week Savings Challenge You start off slow–week #1 is only $1–but as the weeks progress you save more until at the end of the year you have more than $1300! This should more than cover our Christmas budget for 2015. We started this week and have a $1.00 balance. 🙂
(2) 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home We are moving and down-sizing with David’s upcoming retirement and will be mortgage free! I’m starting now to clean out the house so I won’t have so much to move. I’ve gone from room to room (leaving the basement for last, yikes!) and made my plan and have crossed off week 1 by cleaning out the cupboards under the 2 sinks in the downstairs bathroom. Who knew there was so much there for me to get rid of?!
(3) The Joy Dare: Three prompts a day to find 3 gifts. The number one effective exercise to limit stress — is to exercise gratitude thinking. I’m excited about this challenge! I’ve pulled out a brand new notebook, nothing fancy, to keep as a gratitude journal and will record these in it along with other blessings I am counting.
How about you? Are you participating in any challenges in 2015?