Saturday, January 12, 2013

The $5 Challenge

I've been seeing this little beaut everywhere
but didn't think I'd be able to do it for a few reasons.
a.) I don't carry cash that much
b.) I really love carrying small bills around
c.) I haven't served at night in a while.

Well....
Because of some up and coming changes,
and the fact that I love where I work at night,
I will be working nights again to make money.
And tips are the best place to get a variety of bills.
I worked last night and only took home one,
but it was then and there I decided to do this.

What is it you're asking??
We shall call it the $5 moolah challenge.
How does it work?
It's super simple:
every time you find a $5 bill in your possession,
set it aside 
until the end of the yearish...
DON'T spend it!


Now I'm going to change the rules a little for myself:
If I get money out and exchange for smaller bills,
that does not count.
It's when I get change or what not.
I do love 5s-
easy to get coffee with etc...
So I feel that I should be able to spend the 5s I take out.
But if I want to put it in my jar at the end of the day,
I definitely will!

People have said you can save $1000s a year by just saving 5s.

And it's a challenge for me not to spend $$ that's just laying around.
I can't wait to see if I can do this. 

What do you think about this challenge???
Something you'd be interested in too??

Also I need your help!!
I want to get the perfect Valentine's Day card for Dan
but can't decide!!
You can help me HERE!!

Ta ta for now <3
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6 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! So cool, & I'd never seen it before!

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  2. I have seen that floating around too so good luck! I'm doing something similar but with change and then all my tips go in an envelope to save. Hope it works!

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  3. Need to do this..I pinned on Pinterest but never started!

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  4. We do this! I like getting cash out and trying to budget each 20 so I have 5 left for the jar.

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  5. Saw this on Pinterest! Do it! I like to save so I always check out other "saving plans". lol There is another I just ran across last week that I like the sound of, I may try it too! Gotta finish my budgeting to see if I can! lol

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  6. My Mom did this for our wedding gift! She saved up since we got engaged, so a little over a year, and gave us all the $5 bills for us to use specifically for date nights. So far, we haven't touched them, but it's a great idea! Hubby & I never use cash so we probably would suck at this.

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