Frugal Friday post I thought I'd share a few tips that have been working for me! Here are the ways I've been saving:
1. Good old fashioned coin jar. I have an old glass pickle jar (the jumbo size) that I always toss my change into. If I've got change in my pockets from being out or if I find change in my bag or car (which I need to do again), then I go ahead and toss it into the old jar. Before going on our little trip to Rockport, I decided to cash in what I had and to use that as my vacation money. I only had the jar a quarter of the way full, and I ended up with over $70! So to fill the jar up completely would give me somewhere around at least $280! Maybe I'll label it the "tattoo savings" jar! Every time I fill it up completely I'll schedule myself a tattoo session :)
2. I saw this floating around Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try: $5 jar. It works exactly the same way as a coin jar, but instead of coins you just toss in your $5 bills. Say you go to the movies and buy your ticket or snacks and the change you get back includes a few ones and a five. Set the five aside and commit to adding it to your $5 bill jar! I haven't used cash much lately (which I SHOULD do instead of using my card), but so far I've got 15 bucks.
3. Round your paycheck to the nearest hundred and put the rest in your savings. Say your paycheck is 340. Round that to 300 and toss the 40 into savings. Maybe I'm easily amused or whatever, but I look forward to every paycheck because I never know how much this part is going to be.
4. Save 10% of every paycheck. I do this after I do #3. It's simple and for me it's typically the same amount every time.
I hope these little tips will help you as much as they've helped me. Do you have any special ways you like to save?