4 Ways to Save $1,000 (or more) In A Year (or less)


When starting down a the road toward financial stability, you'll constantly hear about saving $1,000 in an Emergency Fund. To help with that processes, I made some (free) downloadable worksheets sharing four ways to save at least $1,000 in a year. These include saving the same amount every paycheck, starting with a smaller amount, starting with the biggest amount, as well as what I like the call the  Yahtzee! saving plan. 

If you're new to budgeting, check out my posts about 5 Tips to Starting Your Monthly Budget and download my Budgeting Worksheets.

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Same Amount Every Paycheck

This plan takes the guessing out of saving. It's exactly what it sounds like; you save the same amount every paycheck until you reach $1,000. 

Start Slow

New to this whole savings game? Starting slow might be perfect for you. These plans gradually increase with each paycheck, so you don't feel so much strain while you start to save. 

Comin' In Hot

Are you someone who likes to see immediate results? I've got the savings plan for you! This plan starts out with the higher amounts, so you get the immediate gratification when you put money into your savings account.


If your income fluctuates or you want more control over how much you save when, then this technique might be the one for you! With the Yahtzee! savings plans, you choose how much you save each week. After you save that amount, you cross it off, and choose a different amount next time.

Budgeting Worksheets


Keeping track of your budget can be difficult. I personally find it easier to write everything out, because then I can see everything in one place. So, I made these budget worksheets, and I wanted to share them with you. These are free to download and print. Enjoy!

Need to save money, too? Have you started an Emergency Fund? Check out these free printable worksheets with 4 Ways to Save $1,000 In A Year!