New Year, New Saving Goals!

With 2017 only beginning, many of us will have made new year’s resolutions - with big hopes to achieve them in the forthcoming months.

Some resolutions will require a bit of money to get you started. We’ve come up with a helpful list of the most popular resolutions, and different things you can save for to achieve your goals.

Here are the top 3 resolutions that people make every year:

1. Get Fit 💪

Every year, the top New Year’s resolution made is to get fit. If this is on your to-do list, here’s some things you can save up for to make getting in shape a little easier!

Save for a Fitness Tracker

A health and fitness tracker is a device that you wear while you go about your daily activities. For example a Fitbit or Apple Watch.

The FitBit syncs to your smartphone via bluetooth, and the Apple watch uses different apps to track your goals. These devices could really aid your get fit resolutions as it makes dieting feel achievable, measurable and best of all - fun!

An Apple Watch retails from £269 and if you save with PiggyPot and withdraw your pot balance as online credit we’ll give you a 5% bonus. Giving you £13.45 for free to play with!

Save for a Treadmill

Hitting the treadmill is a great way to get fit quickly and they burn more calories per hour than any other exercise machine. Purchasing your own gives you the freedom to workout whenever you want and for as long as you want.

On average a good treadmill retails at about £1,300 but if you’re unsure of what you’ want from your machine check out this treadmill buying guide.

If you save up £1,300 with PiggyPot to buy a treadmill and withdraw it to as online credit we’ll give you an impressive bonus of £65! Amazing - you can now buy new trainers as well, for free.

Resolution to get fit

2. Travel More 🌎

Another popular resolution that people make is to travel more and see the world. We’ve listed a couple of things that are a bit different to your average holiday to help you see a variety of different places - even on a budget!

Go Backpacking

Backpacking gives you the opportunity to travel and see a lot of the world on a budget. You’ll get to taste amazing street food, meet lots of new people and experience many different cultures.

Why not start saving today? You’ll need your equipment and enough money to live on.

Take a Roadtrip

A road trip is an exciting way of exploring an area of the world and getting to see things that many others never will. You can go wherever you want, when you want and you are not tied down to a fixed itinerary. Nothing gives you the convenience and freedom that your own car does.

Again like before you’ll need to save up enough money to live on and enough for fuel. If you started saving £30 a week from now you’d have £800 by 1st of July - just in time for summer! Eeek 😄

Resolution to travel

3. Save more, Spend Less 💰️

Saving more money and spending less is always up there in the top 3 of people’s New Year’s resolutions. We’ve made a few suggestions below on how you could achieve your goal by saving for something worthwhile.

Build a Rainy Day Fund

If you don’t have one already, starting an emergency fund can be a good New Year’s resolution. A Rainy Day Fund gives you a supply of cash which will help to cushion life’s blows if an unexpected expense comes along.

Below we have set out 2 different saving plans that you could take up in 2017, both of which will help you build up your nest egg.

Plan 1 - Save £1000 in a year:

If you’re set on saving £1000 in the next year it would mean setting aside £83.33 per month for the next 12 months. Although if you would prefer to save weekly it would cost just £18.86 per week :) Fab!

Plan 2 - Save £500 in 3 months:

Want to save a chunk of money quickly? Saving £500 over the next 3 months would mean you need to set aside just £55.55 a week! Or if you would prefer to save monthly it would be £166.66 for the next 3 months :)

Resolution to save

Whatever your New Year’s resolutions are, by setting up a pot with PiggyPot and saving you'll be prepared to make your resolutions a reality in 2017.

About the author

Jemma Eagleson

Jemma is a talented illustrator and marketer on a year long internship with PiggyPot.

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