Are you a lover of patterns and numbers?
Golden Mean grins
Times-tables totally terrific
Here is one simple action I do to trick myself into locking more money into savings:
Make the numbers in your savings accounts line up in a row.
Here’s what I mean, I use a notice saver account which means that I can’t access my savings for a minimum of 30 days no matter how many shiny things I want to buy.
This very neatly prevents me from buying shiny things.
About 2-3 days after arranging a transfer, I nearly always think twice about buying the shiny, shiny, stuff and cancel it. Ka-ching!
I try to add money to this account every single week, even if it’s only $1.
The way I trick myself into saving more, is by adding (say) $5 to each account, and then remembering how much I Love it when the numbers go in a row.
Isn’t it fun-ner to see a savings account at $8, 722.22 rather than $8, 714.37?
I think it’s waaaaaay better when the numbers all go in a row. It makes me happy.
And then, because you’re putting money in but not taking money out, the numbers go Up as well.
So not only do you have a cool number pattern, you’re also putting money into savings and increasing your wealth base.
All you do, is grab a calculator, and put enough money into the account so that the last four digits go in a row (eg $8, 714.37 would increase by $7.85 to make $8, 722.22).
Generally this will cost you no more than $11.12 per account, and when they’re all orderly and delicious, you’re going to feel really good.
Good luck and happy savings 🙂
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