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How to Resize your Debt Free Charts - from Planners to Posters

There is just something about making things tiny that makes them extra cute, and making things huge that makes them powerful.

Are you a planner fan?

Planners can make any mundane task a little more fun, am I right?

I mean who doesn't like to fill in what you've already done and then check it off the list (I'm not the only one who does that, right?).

And if you use a planner religiously, then adding your charts to it, like @savingallmycoins does, just makes sense.

@savingallmycoins on Instagram 

If you are a planner gal, and you'd like to print your Debt Free Charts to fit inside your planner too, here are some tips for you.


How to Reduce to fit in your Planner

You can easily reduce the size of the charts to fit into your planners by using the Scale % in your print setup.

Once printed, trim your page to fit.

Below are some common planners and the percentage to print at.

  • Happy Planner Classic - 84%
  • Happy Planner Mini - 54%
  • Filofax Compact - 44%
  • Franklin Covey Classic - 65%
  • Kate Spade Personal - 44%

Don’t see your planner size listed? No problem. 

It’s easy to figure out. Here’s the simple formula.

  1. WIDTH of your planner page ÷ 8.5 = Answer
  2. Answer from above x 100 = PERCENT to print

Example: If your planner pages are 5.34 inches by 8 inches (the height doesn't matter here)

  1. 5.34 ÷ 8.5 = .628
  2. .628 x 100 = 62.8% (round up or down to nearest whole number)

How to Enlarge to make a Poster

This could be a great option for a BIG goal - like paying off your mortgage or increasing your net worth, or a yearly savings goal.

Making your goals BIG, visually, can really embed a sense of power to that goal.

There are two options here, print tiled pages to tape together, or send the file out to be printed.

Poster printing

For these you will email your file or upload to their website printing portal. Visit the website for each of these to find out their process. 

To give you an idea of pricing, this is what I found out spending about 20 minutes with Google. Note: These are all US prices.

  • Staples 18x24 - $14.99
  • Walgreens 18x24 - $29.99 (look for coupons for up to 50% off)
  • WalMart 16x20 - $9.86 (they don't appear to have an 18x24 size)
  • VistaPrint 18x24 - $8.99 (matte finish)
  • uprinting.com 18x24 - $15.40
  • FedEx 18x24 - $21.75
  • There are many more online options you can find with a search

Tiled Printing

This is a setting in your Print Setup. You might have to play around a little with your printer to find the setting and the best numbers to use. Basically you are scaling up the image and printing on 4, 6, or more sheets of paper, like a puzzle. You'll need to trim the margins off the sides that will be taped together.

 

Should I have poster sized prints in the store?

In researching all the poster printing options, I also discovered that I can offer poster size prints at a similar price range to what's listed above. The convenience factor would be a big benefit here, as you wouldn't have to download the file and then figure out how to upload it to the website or take it on a USB stick into the store yourself. You could just one click order one and have it delivered directly to you.

If this is an option you'd like to see, comment below and let me know.


2 comments

  • Hello,

    I’m curious if you’ve ever thought about doing (or do) custom charts? Even if only in one format (your “land” format, for example) where it would be easy just to switch the name at the top, I bet most folks would pay a higher price point if they could get the exact text they wanted.

    I know you get a lot of orders so maybe that would be overwhelming. Just a thought!

    Mary

    Mary
  • I Would love to see the poster option become available

    Joy Endsley

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Great resource to make finance visual and fun

I purchased and downloaded many of the money/debt tracking charts. I like that you can color them how you want or purchased color print versions. When I look at our finance board in our room it looks less daunting and more achievable just from these charts. Thank you for these wonderful resources to help us little people stay on track and keep our money strait!

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Super cute and specific to my goal to pay off my visa card

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I want to say thank you Heidi for these amazing charts. I love them and use it for everything. I have forms on my bathroom wall where i can see my progress. I currently have the Christmas chart and I'm saving for Christmas. I am almost halfway from my desired goal. Our currency in South Africa is in Rands and my current savings is R10 000. I have my daily challenges in order to save small amounts of money and it really adds up. Even saving R5 a day makes a huge difference . Coloring in those charts are fhe fun part because you can see the progress. Saving for a car as well. Have been driving my one for almost 14 years but I want to buy a car cash. Thank you for giving me the ability to do that. Then I have the 2 that I'm paying of debt. Progressing very well. I have shared these charts with my sister and friends and are super excited. Wish I could sent a photo of my charts. I'm super excited. Thank you Heidi. You have taken me to a place where I will be debt free one day. You have given me the tools to do that and I am ever grateful to you. May you be blessed in abundance for what you are doing for us..you are awesome