Each paycheck I keep track of every cent that I spend. After all the major bills are paid, I try to really limit how much I spend. Once I get my next paycheck I look at how much of the first paycheck is left. I put all of that into savings. I then use the next paycheck until I get paid again. So far, I've saved almost $500 in three months!
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If your purchase is $1.00 plus tax, don't dig into your wallet or pocket for the change. Instead, give the cashier $2.00. Bank the change you get in a can, box, or basket. You won't miss it and it will add up fast. When your container gets full, count it, roll it, and take it to the bank. Yes, you won't be learning interest when your money is in change form, you also won't be spending it. Save it for something special.
I always pay with bills (no change), and toss all my change into my change jar, and every once in a while put it into the bank using one of those change sorters (usually free at your bank). It's amazing how much change accumulates. This method paid for our European Vacation after 3 years!!306
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