Wow! We’ve hit week seven for the Do in 52 Initiative!
By now, you’ve followed some or all of the prompts to make small changes for big impact at the end of 2013. If you’ve fallen off of the program, or gone back to some bad habits, now is the time to pick yourself up and dust yourself off!
As we discussed last week, most people have already given up on their New Year resolutions or other plans they had for change this year. Don’t let this be you! The #DoIn52 initiative is made for you to pick it up at any time in the process and join us. You can even go back and start the ones you’ve missed at any time! How’s that for change?
Ok! Ready for week number seven?
Yep, we’re back to talking about money. In Week 3 we asked you to track what you spend for a week, very closely, just to have a better understanding of what you are spending. So, this week we’re going to focus a little more on saving–because no matter how much (or little) money you have, you can always save more.
The three cups method is a book The Three Cups by Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain. The theory is based on actual three cups for dividing your money–giving, saving, spending. The story is fantastic and highly recommend you pick up the book to share with your family as it illustrates how a young boy learns about dividing his money into giving, saving, and spending.
Pick three cups to use for your family and discuss, as a family, how much you’re going to save, spend, and give each week–maybe it’s from the kids’ allowance, maybe it’s from a $20 bill each week (or even month), whatever it is, make it a project as a family and discuss it each week. Let the kids be an integral part of how they get to spend, save and give the money.
And, just think about all the life lessons you’ll be teaching your kids just from three little cups each week.
Wow. Now that’s impact.
It’s never too late to get started. That’s the best part about this initiative!