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Because I'm on a limited income when I buy something with cash, I always put the change in a dish. Then I put dimes in one jar, nickels in another. Pennies go into my bingo jar. Quarters go into my laundry jar. It's not a whole lot, but I figure if I have a small emergency, I'll have something to use.
I write a list before I go shopping Ė and stick to it. I prepare a careful plan of what I want to buy before I go out, then stick to that plan when I go shopping. I donít put anything in the cart unless it is on my list. I have the same plan when I shopping for clothes.
I often used to buy something at the grocery store because it was on sale, planning to using it in a specific dish that I thought would be cheap. But add a bunch of other pricey ingredients, and it doesn't work out that way! Now I buy items that are on sale and that go together!
I work at a cash register and whenever I come in for the day and see dollar coins, I buy them from the store. I don't spend them. They go home with all my other change.
I tend to not carry any cash with me, I find when I have that $5 or $10 in my pocket everything seems easy to purchase. If I don't carry the cash I won't spend it. I find it stops me from going to vending machines as well
I have a big family (4) boys, my niece and her baby live with me. So i can't always get a lot of snacks for after school and my boys need to eat a snack when they get home from schl. So what i do is get the snacks for the weekends and save the leftovers from the night befores dinner for after sch
Much like counting my calories, I track everything I spend. I Have an excel spreadsheet that I sit down at night and put everything into just like I do my nutrition counter. 3 years ago I was almost bankrupt and I make a very good salary. Today I have my credit cards paid off.