It’s been a while since I originally posted my 26-week savings plan, so I figured it was time for an update! If you’re anything like me, visualizing your goals plays a huge part in the success of a goal.
When I set out to grow my blog to $7,500 per month (October 2015 earnings….income report to be posted soon!), I started with my end goal in mind. I looked at what my then-monthly income was and calculated how long it would take me to meet my goal if I simply duplicated my efforts up to that point. I visualized all of this on a whiteboard, then eventually moved it into an Excel spreadsheet to help me change my projections along the way.
When a friend needed help earning extra money, I helped her come up with a solid plan on paper based on her evening & weekend availability as described in my post 7 Ways to Make $500 – $1000 per Month.
I think visualizing your goals and putting them down on paper is so important! I have yet to fail to achieve a large goal that I took the time to plan out on paper. It makes sense – putting it on paper means you’re essentially coaching yourself to believe in your goal. And writing it out with numbers applied to scenarios gives you a blueprint to follow so you always know whether or not you’re on track.
26 Week Savings Plan Printables – Save $1000
So in this post, I’m hoping to help as many people as possible meeting a $1,000 savings goal by providing a few different printables to track that goal. Printables you can put in your day planner or hang on your fridge to keep your goal in mind and check off as you go.
I’ll start with my original printable $1000 savings tracker, then add other versions in different colors and formats. I hope you find one that suits you (I think little things like colors makes all the difference…if someone made me track my goals on a peach-colored tracking sheet, I would be like “blah I’m so unmotivated!” but give me a hot pink or purple printable, and I’m stoked! LOL). If you hadn’t noticed, I had my blog redesigned last month, and I had my designer go with all the colors of the rainbow. I think it’s made a huge difference. Whereas my blog was busy and overbearing before (dark, bright pinks and oranges primarily), it’s light, bright, and fun now! It makes me happy. 🙂
So before I get off track any further, let me start with the first printable!
Free Printable Savings Plans – Start with $26, End with $1001!
This is my original savings plan. It’s a pink/grey combo – a light color palette for a serious goal. My kind of tracker! Even though the image below looks really tall, the sheet will print out on a single piece of 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper and looks great in black and white if you don’t have color ink.
To grab the printable, click on the image below. The file will be in PDF format.
And here’s the same savings plan, Christmas themed! I don’t know about you, but I think the right colors make all the difference in the world. 🙂