Whenever I get a dollar bill, I look to see what big letter is displaying. If that letter is an initial in my name (first, last or middle) I "reserve" it and put it in a money jar. You would be surprised at how much you can save this way in a year's time!
I am saving money without really missing the cash!
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I have a rule for saving money and that is I save all my five dollar bills. If a cashier gives me my change back and it is a five dollar bill, I will save it in my jar. It takes some time but it works and you easily add to your saving! Think of the times when you were given a five dollar bill add those lets say and you could have saved over hundreds of dollars! Try it you won't lose anything but will save a bunch!
Keep your money in save spot! I use a jar and when it gets really full I don't cash it in. I rubber band the money and put it in a save box!(somewhere REALLY save) Seeing the money in you account will give you a chance to spent it! out of mind out of site.
I always found I'd spend my money for bills before I got a chance to pay them. So I opened a second account for bills. When I get paid I add up my bills and leave that money there, then transfer the rest to my spending account. This way I never go over on spending funds. Include "savings" as one of your "bills" and set up an auto transfer to your savings account.
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