Manifest Money Today! How To Save $1000 In 14 Days Challenge
By Katherine Hurst
Updated January 3rd, 2017
If your Law of Attraction goal is abundance, it’s important to work on ways to improve your financial strategy. This helps to rewrite unconscious limiting beliefs that tell you that you’re not capable of manifesting money, and it gives you empowering practical skills that support your vision for the future.
Try this 14-day financial wellness challenge to instantly improve your money situation and create a life that consistently fosters greater levels of abundance. Each day, you’ll think about new approaches, both for that day and the long-term.
Now, if you are going to follow this plan, please keep an open-minded approach. Thoughts like “I can't do this” or “This is not possible” will only hold you back. Remember, that the true goal of these exercises is to give your financial situation a boost. Even if you do not save $1000, you will save enough to have that little bit extra and feel less stressed about money.
14 Day Challenge To Save $1000
Plan out packed lunches for the next 6 days, instead of eating out (but allow yourself to buy a meal on the 7th day, so you’re more likely to stick to your habit). Many people can save about $60 a week doing this.
Plan all of your meals ahead. And make shopping lists. Do not buy anything that is not on your shopping list. And make sure to use up the things that you've already got before buying some more.
Log everything you spend for the full 14 days. Since you’ll have to write down all you buy, you’ll be less likely to make frivolous purchases, and you’ll also be constantly checking in with how much you’ve saved. Plus, keep all of your receipts for the record.
Turn your home’s thermostat down by three degrees. Experts say that can cut your heating bill by about 9%.
Save money on your water bill as well by installing a point-of-use hot water heater, heating water on the stove and only running the dishwasher when it's full.
Find things you don’t want or need, and sell them online. Think unworn clothes that you don’t like, books in new condition, or vintage accessories.
Tell people you know that you’re working on savings, and share tips. This also increases accountability.
Check your current cell phone plan and see if it’s really optimal for you. If that’s not clear, talk to your provider to work it out. You could save anything from $20 to hundreds of dollars per year doing this.
Designate one day a week as a “no spending” day, and stick to it.
Ask people over to dinner instead of meeting at a restaurant, and either cook an inexpensive meal for them or agree that each guest will contribute one aspect of the meal (e.g. a side, a dessert, drinks and so on).
Start buying generic versions of the things you don’t care much about (e.g. detergent, soap, toothpaste and so on). Studies suggest you could save between $50 and $500 per month.
Try a “cash only” approach for a week, which forces you to be more conscious about spending and stops you from focusing on the concept of lack associated with using credit cards.
Forego getting someone to make small repairs you know you need done (as long as they’re not hazardous), and look up a DIY tutorial instead.
Swap out exercise classes or a gym membership for watching fitness videos at home and finding ways to work out in nature (e.g. jogging and cycling).
When you make an online purchase, take a minute to search for a voucher that could reduce the store price. One money-saving expert saved $300 a year with this approach.
Look into whether there are free rewards associated with your car insurance, credit card or place of employment, and take advantage of them!
Cut your commute expenses by reducing the number of days you carpool (if you do). For example, if you do it once a week instead of 5 times, you could save around $65 per week on gas (for an average commute).
Make a deal with yourself to only buy something new when you’re replacing something old (e.g. shoes, coats, electrical goods) for at least a few months.
Say an abundance-creating affirmation every day, such as “I spend wisely, I attract money, and I live a life of abundance.”
When it comes to expensive purchases, look to buy something with a price-protection guarantee—that means if the price goes down later, the company will refund you the difference in price.
Look around your home and check that it’s well insulated for the cold months. This is environmentally friendly and a good way of saving cash through lost heat.
Try negotiating with your insurance company for a lower price. In many cases, they’ll be pretty responsive if you think you’ll take your business elsewhere.
Think about the skills you have, and how you could make money from them. Could you make jewelry? Tutor students in a subject? Teach people how to play an instrument?
When you find something you’d like to buy, first take the time look online to see if you can get it for a cheaper price (in different stores or on an auction site).
Put barriers in place to stop yourself from spending unwisely. For example, you might put credit cards in a safe, or expensive foods in a high cupboard so you’ll only eat them when it’s really what you want or need.
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