Save on the Small Things, So You Can Spend on Big Things

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If you're anything like me, then you always promise to spend less and save more in the New Year. And, as with most New Year's resolutions, you probably quit after a week or two because you had to have that faux leather jacket. But imagine all the items you could purchase if you managed to complete your personal money-saving challenge. Whether you last the whole year or make it through a month, there are many ways to treat your family by simply putting away a little bit of your paycheck each week. From fun activities to family vacations, see what you could buy if you saved $5, $25, or more a week!

If you save $5 a week . . .
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If you save $5 a week . . .

At the end of the month you can buy . . .

At the end of the year you can buy . . .

If you save $10 a week . . .
Moviepass

If you save $10 a week . . .

At the end of the month you can buy . . .

At the end of the year you can buy . . .

  • A digital camera to capture all those amazing family moments.
  • A family museum membership so you can enjoy educational quality time.
If you save $15 a week . . .
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If you save $15 a week . . .

At the end of the month you can buy . . .

  • A popcorn machine to make better nighttime snacks.
  • A night at the movies, but you'll have to sneak in your own concessions.

At the end of the year you can buy . . .

If you save $25 a week . . .
Apple

If you save $25 a week . . .

At the end of the month you can buy . . .

  • An Apple TV to make watching shows easier.
  • A fancy family dinner.

At the end of the year you can buy . . .

If you save $50 a week . . .
Best Buy

If you save $50 a week . . .

At the end of the month you can buy . . .

At the end of the year you can buy . . .

If you save $100 a week . . .
Flickr user Dawn Ashley

If you save $100 a week . . .

At the end of the month you can buy . . .

At the end of the year you can buy . . .