The idea is really simple. Start with just €1 on Week 1 (£1, $1 or whatever currency you’re using). Put it into a jar. The next week, put €2 into the jar and increase your contribution by €1 every week. If you keep this up for a year, you’ll have the princely sum of €1,378 in your jar to spend on whatever you want or need. Even though you’ve missed Week 1, you can start the plan right now. Print out my savings sheet, stick €3 into your jar and look, you’ve already reached Week 2. Think of how rich you’re going to be at the end of 2014!!!
Both myself and The Hubs have started (in my vintage Terry’s Neapolitans tin) with €1 each on Week 1. If we keep this up, he’ll have enough to pay his car tax and insurance when they both land in November (the expensive month) and I’ll have enough for something frivolous, or practical, or even both.