# 6 savings challenges worth trying in 2023

Whether you're saving for a deposit on a house, a much needed holiday or simply want to stash some cash for a rainy day, making the most of your coin doesn’t have to be a boring task. There are a myriad of savings challenges to help you reach your goal that can get you there in an exciting way.

1. Round em up
﻿This is a great way of saving money without really noticing the difference. Everytime you make a purchase, round up the amount to the nearest dollar and transfer the change to a savings account. It might not seem like a lot of money when it’s five cents or so, but you’d be surprised at just how quickly this adds up.
2. Luck of the draw
﻿Start by deciding how many days you would like to make the challenge for. Let’s go with 100 days for our example. Write the numbers 1 - 100 on sheets of scrap paper and put them in a bowl. Each day draw a number and that number is how much you put in your savings account. After all 100 papers have been drawn you should have about \$5,050 saved.
3. 52 week challenge
﻿For this year-long challenge you’ll be transferring money to your savings account based on the week you are in. If you are on week 1 of the challenge then you transfer \$1 into your savings. Then on week 2 you transfer \$2, and you continue to do so until you get to week 52 where you put \$52 in your account. By the end of the year you will have saved a whopping \$1,378!
4. Gold coin collection
﻿Every time you have a gold coin, save it. If you don’t frequently use cash then every time you see your everyday account balance end in a 1 or 2, transfer it to a savings account. By the end of 2023, you’d be surprised at just how quickly it tallies up.
5. Weather Wednesday challenge
﻿Just like the name suggests, this challenge is based on the temperature for a Wednesday. So when you wake up on a Wednesday morning you should check the temperature and transfer money to your savings based on the number. If you wake up on a cool 20 degree Wednesday then all you have to do is transfer \$20.
6. The heavy piggy
﻿Bring back your childhood piggy bank and fill it up with all the loose change you accumulate throughout the year. After the piggy has become heavy enough to be considered an exercise weight, go to your nearest bank branch and watch your piggy shed some kilos into your savings. This particular saving challenge might be quite fun for kids.

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## Savings account comparisons on Mozo

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Last updated 11 September 2024
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5.35% p.a. (for \$0 to \$250,000)

4.75% p.a.(for \$0 to \$1,000,000)

Yes up to \$250,000

Bonus variable rate is available for the first 4 months.

Enjoy a high interest savings account with no account keeping fees to pay. Save up to 10% on eGift cards at over 50 retailers with Macquarie Marketplace. Multiple 2024 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner.

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• ###### High Interest Savings Account

5.75% p.a. (for \$0 to \$250,001)

4.40% p.a.(for \$0 to \$250,001)

Yes up to \$250,000

Bonus rate for the first 4 months from account opening

Reward yourself with a higher rate for your good savings habits with the Rabobank High Interest Savings Account. No Account keeping fees. No minimum balance. Support Aussie farmers with every dollar you save.

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• ###### Savings Maximiser

5.50% p.a. (for \$0 to \$100,000)

0.55% p.a.(for \$0 and over)

Yes up to \$250,000

Deposit \$1,000 into a personal ING account, make 5 eligible transactions with a linked Orange Everyday account and grow the balance each month.

Great variable rate every month when you grow your balance each month in addition to other eligibility criteria. No ING fees to pay. Save even more with ING Everyday Round Up. Mozo Experts Choice Awards Everyday & Savings Bank of the Year winner for 2024.^

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• ###### MoneyMAX Account

No Current Offer

4.75% p.a.(for \$1 and over)

Yes up to \$250,000

Unlimited access 24/7 via Banking App, Phone & Internet Banking. Interest is calculated daily and paid monthly. No transaction fees or monthly service fees. No minimum balance or withdrawal restrictions. Online access only.

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• ###### Savings Accelerator

3.55% p.a. (for \$0 to \$50,000)

2.85% p.a.(for \$0 to \$50,000)

Yes up to \$250,000

New customers receive an introductory bonus 0.70% p.a. variable kick starter rate for the first 4 months on balances up to \$500,000.

Enjoy the flexibility to access your funds with no monthly deposit requirements or lock-in terms. No ING fees to pay. Mozo Experts Choice Awards Everyday & Savings Bank of the Year winner for 2024.^

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