If you thought those 52-week saving challenges are impossible to do, think again.
In fact, some netizens who successfully completed the challenge went viral all over Facebook just before the year ended, inspiring everyone to actually participate in the saving dare.
Jb Dionisio, for one, saved a total of P69,000 in the course of 52 weeks.
As of writing the post already has over 25,000 likes and over 20,000 shares.
“Nung nabasa ko yung about 52-week money challenge nung 2015 sa blog ni Kuripot Pinay sinubukan ko lang at nag-enjoy naman ako sa idea na mag-save ng small amount per week.” Jb shares in an interview with FHM. “Sa una madali sya since small amount pa lang. Naramdaman ko yung hirap ng challenge nung nasa gitna na ako, na more than 1k per week ang kailangan i-save.”
He adds: “Ang maganda kasi dito nade-develop yung way mo ng pag-iipon, na dapat magtipid ka o kaya iwas sa pag pagbili ng mga bagay na di mo naman kailangan. Iba din sa pakiramdam pag nagagawa mo yung challenge every week.”
Jb also advises that you don't need to start from a big saving amount if your budget doesn’t permit it. “Choose a weekly increment that suits you. Magsimula kayo sa amount na komportable kayo.”
Up for the challenge? In case you want to start the year right and finally build that saving plan, Jb shares different 52 Weeks Money Challenge templates to help you get started.