Like anything, big numbers may seem impossible, but use the calculator below to help break it down into smaller chunks. You may be surprised just how much you could save over two years just by not enjoying your favourite take away once a week. Saving only £20 a week for a year will land you £1,040!
I have known some people to take this to the extreme in a true lifestyle detox! They sold one of their cars after realising he could just cycle to work… which then meant he could stop paying for the gym that he never actually went to!
It’s a fantastic time to look at what your monthly spends are and cutting back on the things you don’t use, like that TV subscription when you only use half of the TV channels?! I’m not talking about affecting your healthy lifestyle and you shouldn’t go to that extreme but look at the magazine subscriptions you have that you never actually read or the data plan on your phone that you never even get halfway to the limit?
Even if you save £10 per bill per month, that’s £120 a year! Keep that up with all of your bills and both of you will be better off for it! If you both of you managed to get 5 monthly bills down by £10 each. That will save you a huge £1,200 a year! On top of your pizza savings, that’s £2,240 for no real work at all! Impressive.
Get creative: What skills are you hiding?
You can also get creative, what skills are you hiding? is there a way you can earn some extra cash? A way that you would enjoy, not just overtime at the day job, although… there is nothing wrong with simply working some overtime to help save! I sure did when I was getting married and I had a day job.
I have seen brides set up Etsy shops and sell their crafts and I have seen grooms help neighbours with the gardening and general DIY. It’s a cool thing to think about for sure! Or what about just getting rid of all the rubbish you’re hoarding? Take it to a car boot! Ka-ching!