Saving money can feel like a drag sometimes. It's boring, requires time, and also requires the ever-dreaded budget. But what if you could turn saving money into something fun? What if you could turn it into a game?
Try these three methods and see if your savings rate doesn't go up dramatically.
1. The Competition
If your family is anything like mine, the glory of being able to say, "First!" will be all the motivation you need.
Another twist to The Competition is to compete with a friend. If you're single, and don't have anyone you're contributing to common goals with, find a friend that also has something they're saving for. Set your goals, and then race to see who can get to 25% first, 50% first, and so forth. This will work best if the amount of money you're both individually saving is relatively similar.
2. Treasure Hunt
3. The Thermometer
Saving can be fun and motivating. Often the hardest part is getting started. By turning it into something fun like a game, we can take that first step with a lot more enthusiasm.
Have you ever turned your savings efforts into a game? I'd love to hear the methods you've used in the comments!