How to Make Saving Fun (Yes, really.)


Cutting back, doing without extras, putting money away — saving money can seem like a total drag! But it doesn’t have to be. Challenge yourself and make saving (almost) as much fun as spending!

Here are some fun ways to make saving fun.

The $5 Savings Plan
When you get a $5 bill as change, don’t spend it – save it! You can put aside hundreds of dollars this year by putting every $5 bill you get into a jar. You’ll be amazed how much you can save.

Take the “No Spend” Challenge
Designate one day a week where you won’t spend – not even a penny! Just one day when you don’t spend any money. You can do it!

Closet Sharing Savings
Maybe you have a friend or family member who wears the same size as you? Consider a clothing swap rather than buying a new outfit for a party or event. If you wear that outfit only once or twice, borrowing will save you money and room in your closet.

Treasure Hunt for Savings
Need a new table or bookshelf? Check out garage sales to see if you can find something that works. You might find something that needs just a little refinishing — sounds like a fun project that can save you money as well.

You can make saving money fun — find a system that works for you and you’ll be able to meet your savings goals before you know it.

No matter what you are saving for – City CU has the perfect savings plan to match your needs.

Learn more about our savings accounts here.