That’s a wrap for the first ever Lifehacker Ultimate Money Challenge. If you joined us at any point in this journey, we want to hear from you. If you didn’t, but you have a few ideas for 2017, we want to hear from you, too!
In 2016, we challenged you to cut back on impulsive spending, sell your unwanted junk, haggle your bills, and even jumpstart your retirement savings. You’ve been sharing your progress each month, and now we want to know how much you saved, total (including this month’s Gift Yourself Challenge). To recap the twelve challenges:
January: No Restaurant Spending
February: Haggle Your Bills
March: Curb Impulse Spending
April: Save for Retirement
June: Haggle Everything
July: Upgrade and Save
August: Keep the Change
September: Find a Cheaper Mobile phone Plan
October: Prepare for Holiday Spending
November: Sell Your Unwanted Stuff
December: Gift Yourself
Not all of these challenges applied to everyone, but chances are, there were at least a few you could join. If you did, tell us how much you saved. Also, we’re launching another challenge for 2017. If you have any feedback — what worked, what didn’t work — sound off below. If you have any suggestions for new challenges in 2017, we’re open to those, too!