Go SAVE-2019 Challenge

March 01 ‐ 31

Go SAVE-2019 Challenge

Category: Mind, Spirit

Category: financial wellness
Rules: check in each time that you avoid a regular expense (examples below); no maximum of daily check-ins
Duration: one month
Completion credit: 20 check-ins = automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize.

Financial wellness, or getting a grip on finances, is important to overall health and wellness. Countless studies have shown a direct correlation between stress and finances. By employing active and sensible financial management strategies, you can realize a greater sense of empowerment, enthusiasm, and satisfaction with life while avoiding some of the immense physical and emotional tolls caused by chronic financial stress.

However, when it comes to your views and behaviors around money, there are few quick fixes. As such, we need to engage in the bigger picture to ensure that we are prepared for factors that will impact our long-term financial health. There are activities we can perform regularly — daily saving, for instance — that will pay dividends down the road. There are also more periodic activities like budgeting, maintaining an awareness of investments, and actively planning for retirement that greatly enhance our financial health.

This challenge aims to inspire you to make healthy choices in regards to your finances by changing small habits to save money that would have been spent otherwise. Examples include:

  • skipping that morning latte can save as much as $5 per day
  • walking or biking to work can prevent that weekly $40 gas tank fill up
  • maintaining a garden can provide you with $25 in fresh produce each week
  • packing a lunch for work instead of eating out can save as much $50 a week

Be sure to share your money-saving activities in the comments section!

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  1. If you have a SF Public Library card, you can use the Discover and Go Program to get free passes to local/nearby museums, swimming pools, and other attractions. This includes the Conservatory of Flowers and the California Academy of Sciences.

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    • great tip!

    • SF Public Library Discover and Go Program is for kids 12 and under.

      • It’s sponsored by DCFY but not restricted to kids under 12. We recently used it to get passes to the Botanical Gardens.

        “San Francisco Public Library now offers free museum and attractions passes on an online platform called Discover & Go. Library users who are San Francisco residents can access free passes to more than a dozen San Francisco Bay Area museums and attractions with the use of their library card. With Discover & Go, library users can better reserve a pass online with their library card and print their tickets at home or at the neighborhood library.”

    • Yes! I didn’t know.

    • Thanks for the tip!

  2. If you are on Facebook, see if there is a “Buy Nothing” group in your area. It’s a great place give and receive from your local community. I recently received an umbrella stroller (to take on a trip) and notebooks and pencils (for my teaching practicum class).

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  3. sf.funcheap.com always has a large list of events for low cost or free all over the bay area.

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    • i’m definitely going to check it out. thanks!

  4. Online shopping through http://www.perksatwork.com, you can collect WOWpoints and redeemed for discount.

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    • I always wondered if this was a good deal? What sorts of discounts have you received?

      • If I collected 1000 Wowpoints, I can redeem for $10 credit back to my credit card. Last year I purchased a car on TrueCar.com through Perkatwork.com. I collected 25000 Wowpoints. I also bought a computer for $748 from Newegg.com and collected 1496 Wowpoints. Now I accumulated 22,170 points in my account.

      • It can be sometimes. But, it does make you spend money. The movie tickets are a great bargain though.