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I have a weekly budget (cash) for food, gas, coffee, movie - what ever. And I don't spend $1 bills. I keep the dollar bills in a can until I have $100. Then $50 goes into my IRA and the other $50 is for something special - a pedicure, night out with friends, a movie, new shoes. It's fun to have treats and not feel guilty. And I get to see my IRA grow at the same time.
I hide my cars keys on Friday when I get home from work and don't take them out again until work on Monday morning. So, the bank, the grocery store, the farmer's market - all errands are accomplished by walking. It's also a great way to find new treasures in my neighborhood.