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After this post, I heard from others on how they use gaming to save. Here are some more ways to make savings fun:
$5 at a time: Remove all $5 bills from your wallet and set aside. After 6 months use the cash to pay down a credit card balance or splurge a little.
Vision Boards: Create a colorful board to chart your savings goals or your dream…[Read more]
Last weekend my husband and I bought a car! As I have shared with you recently, I knew we would be in the car market, but I was thinking next year. Buying a car next year would give us the time to save. Plus I was thinking it would be a year when we would need to replace my car, not getting a car for my husband. Ah, as we all know – sometimes life…[Read more]
After my mortgage, I definitely spend the most money on food. What can I say? I really like to eat! Anyway, given that I work really long hours and I’ve got an hour commute to the office, my mornings are pretty hectic and I’m very bad about prepping all my meals ahead of time. That usually means that I’m buying breakfast and lunch on the go Monday…[Read more]
I love this so much! Sometimes a no-spend week can be a little intimidating, but a no-spend day once a week is totally doable. I love that it’s the same day each week too so it’s easy to remember. Even if you’re saving $15 or $20 that day, in a month, that adds up! I’m totally going to start doing this! Just not on Fridays. Fridays are my splurge days! 🙂
OMG how exciting! That’s definitely a huge accomplishment! Like Stacey said, now you can actually relax and enjoy your vacation, since you won’t be stressed about paying off the trip later. Love that you purchased EVERYTHING beforehand and factored each of those components into your savings goal. VERY VERY smart lady! I think I need to take a look…[Read more]