For those that know me, I am always a fan of a good challenge. It doesn’t matter if it is a formal challenge or one that I created myself. If a challenge crosses my table, I will try my hardest to complete it. There are quite a few challenges going on this year that are pushing people to get control of their finances. The biggest one is called the Debt Movement. This challenge is asking people to pay off $10 million in only 90 days! Anyone can join, so if you are looking for motivation to pay off your debt, then join the movement.
While it is always a good idea to pay down your debts, that might not be your goal this year. There are many things that you can do with your money this year, so here is a challenge for you.
I was notified by Florida Credit Union about their “My Money Resolution Challenge“. Since FCU shares a lot of my content, I figured I would have to check out what this challenge was all about. Once I read into it, I was impressed. Here is a breakdown of what the challenge is all about.
This challenge is all about changing your finances, for the better! FCU wants to know how you plan on changing your finances in 2013 for the better. You could pay down debt, save for college, invest in your retirement, or many other things. Here are the steps to enter this great challenge.
- Create a short video – Make a video of how you plan to change your finances for the better in 2013. This could be anything that you can think of, but make sure that you are creative. This video has to impress FCU!
- Upload your video – After creating the video, you will need to upload it via Youtube. Once you have uploaded it, you will need to fill in the submission form on FCU’s My Money Resolution Challenge Facebook page.
- Hope and Vote – Once your submission is in, FCU will pick the top three videos and allow their fans to vote on the videos. If you create a creative video, then you should be picked to be in the top 3.
Some of you might ask what the prize of this challenge is. I believe there are two prizes. One is the prize that FCU is offering. The winner of this challenge gets a $250 FCU Visa Gift Card. The second prize if the motivation you get from making a video of your money resolution. When you take the time to put your money goal out in public, then you will be more than likely work harder to complete that goal.
My 2013 Money Resolution
I figured that while I can talk about this giveaway, I wanted to let you know what my 2013 money resolution is. Since getting out of credit card debt in July of 2012, I want to start doing something with my money. My money resolution this year is to invest in my future self. I am working on fully funding both my 401k and my Roth IRA. I want to make sure I secure my financial freedom when I am ready to retire.
If you are interested in a chance to win $250 and get your money resolution in progress, then get out your video camera and start recording. Make 2013 your year to make a financial change!