How would $25,000 change your life? Most likely, you could use that money as a down payment for a house, prepare for retirement, or take a serious chunk out of your student loan debt. Keep in mind that saving this money “fast” is still going to take a while. You would need to save $2,083 a month to save $25,000 in one year, or $1,041 per month to save it in two years. There are only two ways to accomplish this goal: Spend less, and make more money. Of course, this is easier said than done, and for most of us, it will require some serious lifestyle changes. These 40 tips will help you to make adjustments that will add up over time.
40. Prepare Yourself to Get Serious About Saving
If you want to get serious about saving money, you are going to have to be incredibly self-disciplined. It is almost like going on a diet and cutting back on the delicious foods you love to eat. You will have to say “no” to a lot of things in order to change your life in the long run. This is not going to be easy.
Once you feel prepared to take the plunge into a lifestyle change, make sure you let your friends and family know. They should know that you are going on this journey, so that they can help keep you motivated and on-track. Most likely, your family will be very supportive, and they will try to do their best to help you. It may even inspire your friends to do the same.