The $5 Rule
For the next year, commit to saving every $5 bill you come across. If you save one $5 bill every week for one year, you will end up with $260.
Every time you do a good deed, give yourself $1. Save these dollars together and after they add up, you'll have a fund for treating yourself!
The 365 Day Challenge
Put away 1¢ for every day you do the challenge. For example,Day 1: Save 1¢
Day 2: Save 2¢
Day 100: Save $1.00
Day 365: Save $3.65
By the end of the year, you will have saved $667.95!
Stop a Bad Habit
If you're trying to cut down on sweets or clean up your language, charge yourself $1 for every cookie you sneak or swear word you say. You'll either be saving money for a rainy day, or crushing a bad habit (or both).
Spend on a Friend
This trick can help you give to a friend who deserves to be appreciated. Drop $1 in a jar every time a loved one does something nice or makes you feel cared for. Then take them out to lunch, your treat!