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Increase Your Savings

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Collect all your spare change and put it straight into a savings account. It might be just a little, but it will all add up! Also, if you do rebates or even surveys, put this "extra" income into your savings to help boost your account even more!

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  • do a written budget. You have to tell your money where to go. I am a avid believer in Dave ramsey also. His program saved my finacial health by using common sense techniques, just like sparkpeople does for health - by NAPITOVSFAME
  • I have been doing taht for 50 years. I callit my "FOUND MONEY". I have completely gutted the interior and exterior of my home with that money:income tax returns, pennies on the street, surveys, money saved from coupons,, all go in that account,, Whatever savings I see on the bottom of my register receipt go into it, new leather furniture, a car,etc.. - by PICKIE98
  • I always try to put aside some dollars every time I'm paid. emoticon - by BROWNIEISLANDER
  • STORMY724
    I'm retired now, but the last job I had gave a very nice annual bonus. I worked nights for higher pay. There was always overtime if I wanted it. And there were little things we could do to win cash awards (often only $10 or 20 a month, but it was something.) I had a base pay & calculated approximately what that would be after 401k contributions & taxes. Everything else went into savings or investments. I worked there only 6.25 years but managed to double our retirement savings in that time. We had a nice nest egg when I retired to take care of my elderly mother. Three yrs later, we haven't had to dip savings yet, so it continues to grow. - by STORMY724
  • A_CARTER
    i STARTED SELLING mARY KAY AND doubled my savings...heres my website if you would like info or email me!!

    http://www.maryk
    ay.com/acarter913
    - by A_CARTER
  • Yessss~ I LOVE THIS! My husband has been doing this since I dated him wayyyyy back when I was in high school. Heaven knows he probably started it long before that, but of course I was just a "little kid," and he was the BIG KID~how would I have known. lol He keeps his quarters in a different container though; where as I don't. Heavens the quarters make it add up even faster! His are for~well you know~that man thing....A SHINY VEHICLE!!! Chuckling......If it is running well, why spend the bucks for having it shiny~it's going to rain or snow again anyway. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus....smirking. wink. - by SMILINDI

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