TikTok user Lucin, who lives in Australia, used what she calls a ‘post it challenge’ to save $5,000 (£2,795) on her wedding dress. Here’s how you can save too
But if you can afford it, save your cash It’s never been more important – and one woman has found a very creative way to build an emergency fund.
TikTok user Lucin, who lives in Australia, used what she calls a ‘post it challenge’ to save $5,000 (£2,795).
For this savings challenge you need to take 100 sheets of sticky paper and write down the numbers between £1 and £100 on each.
Then every day you’ll take a post and note out of the box and whatever amount is written down, that’s how much money you’ll save.
If you complete the task and open each sticky note, you can save £5,050.
Since Em lives in Australia, the amount on her banknote is written in Australian dollars.
She explained that she started the post in a notes challenge to help her save up for a wedding dress.
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Explaining how it works, the TikTok user said: “First, get yourself a money box or a small box. Second, you’ll make savings a priority – this year, I’m saving for a wedding dress.
“Next, get yourself some markers, sticky notes, and a second box. Now for the fun part – it’s time to label each note with the numbers $1 to $100, making sure no two numbers are the same.
“You would then fold them up and put them in a second box, making sure to give them a nice big shuffle.
“The last step is to pull a sheet [note] every day for 100 days. ”
If the idea of pulling out one note per day seems overwhelming, you can adjust the challenge to save less often.
Remember that if you do this, it will take you longer to reach your savings goal.
“You can do what I am doing, which is pulling two sheets a week for 50 weeks,” she said.
Your way to make more money
You can also reduce the amount, so for example your note can be from 1p to £10 or any other size that suits your income.
Viewers loved the clever tip, with one saying, “I’ll do this for my trip to Japan, thanks for the idea!”
Another said: “I just put my money in a box, I’m like you, if it’s in the bank I’ll spend it!” One concerned saver said.
A third added: “I thought this was a joke until I calculated it and it was £5,000!”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/woman-saves-2800-wedding-using-26444508 Woman saves £2,800 on her wedding using brilliant 'post it challenge'