Finding Money to Save

If you’re looking to get started on saving, here are some easy ways to build your wealth every day. Be sure to check out our other resources to help you build your way towards your financial goals.

 

Here are just a few extra ideas on how to earn money to save

  • Do odd jobs for family, neighbors, or friends
  • Start a dog walking or lawn mowing service
  • Baby and child care
  • Window washing
  • Car washing
  • Bike repair
  • Collecting cans or bottles
  • House painting
  • Part time job

Once you have earned some money, be sure to set aside a few dollars a week and put it into a savings account or into a piggy bank at home. As weeks go buy, watch your savings grow! Be sure to stick with your savings plan and only spend your savings on things you really want.

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    Putting aside fifty cents a day will allow you to #save nearly $500. 

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