The One Hour Project is a series of thirty small projects – each requiring roughly an hour of your time – that can help you get your finances on a better path, either by reducing your expenses, reorganizing your debts, or improving your chances at greater wealth.
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The One Hour Project
Go through your monthly bills in order to find and eliminate excess regular expenses. Trimming the fat on your expenses will help you save without interfering with your way of life.
Making a few simple modifications around your house can help you reduce your water bill considerably. That’s a change that’s good for the environment and your wallet!
Take a proactive stance and contact your credit card company to get those rates reduced! You can pay off your credit cards with more ease and chip away at your debt much faster, saving you big in the long run.
Take advantage of big sales throughout the year to reduce the flood of expenses you’ll incur at Christmas time.
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
You can perform several simple one-time tasks that’ll cut down immensely on your monthly energy bill.
Reduce the constant drain of your electrical devices by taking a few simple steps, further reducing your energy bill.
Switch Checking Accounts
Eliminate excessive fees of all kinds – and maybe even earn an interest rate – by switching to a different checking account.
Reduce your monthly shopping bill with a clever technique that reveals the cheapest place for you to shop for the stuff you actually buy.
Do Some Preventive Maintenance
Extend the life span of items in your home by spending a bit of time on preventive maintenance tasks.
Enjoy What You Have
Try some interesting ways to increase your enjoyment of the things you already have – and reduce frivolous spending on new things.
Clean Out Your Media Collection
Get rid of the media items in your home that you don’t use – and turn them into cash in your pocket with ease.
Perform Basic Car Maintenance
Save money by increasing your car’s fuel efficiency significantly with just a few simple maintenance tasks that anyone can do.
Discover the benefits of drinking water – and find ways to integrate it into your daily routine to decimate your beverage expenses.
Make a few very simple modifications to your daily routine to cut down greatly on your dining expenses.
Plan Your Meals For One Week In Advance
Use meal planning to greatly reduce your food expenses for the week, both by eating at home and shopping in a cost-effective fashion.
Take advantage of buying and preparing food in bulk to reduce the financial and temporal expense of home
Organize your debts and develop a plan to tackle them directly.
Discover and Catalog Free Events In Your Community
Find out about all the free activities in your community – and utilize them to reduce your entertainment costs.
Give yourself some repeated encouragement for cleaning up your debt by making a debt reminder visual.
Find out what financial benefits are really available to you through your job – it might be more than you think.
Dig Into A Personal Finance Blog
Find out the thoughts and opinions of someone who is passionate about personal finance.
Take A Trip To The Library
Discover the resources at your local library, both to reduce your entertainment expenses and to educate yourself about personal finance.
Go Through Your Important Papers
Organize your most important documents – and perhaps utilize them to put yourself in better financial shape.
Thoroughly Research A Stock
Learn how the stock market works and also find out whether a specific company is worth investing in.
Build a tool to track your financial progress and motivate you to continue making positive steps.
Connect with people who may be able to connect you with greater success.
Get Involved In Community Volunteering
Improve the overall state of the community – and meet similarly-motivated people in the process.
Give Someone A Helping Hand
Reach out and help someone – and maybe that help will improve the lives of a lot of people (including yourself).
Keep track of the important ideas that float into and out of your head during a day – one or two of them might be as good as gold.
Find a financially lucrative place to put the money you’ve found during these projects.