I read an article on NBC News about an easy trick to save hundreds. Of course, I was intrigued! Who doesn’t want to save even more? The article was about something I’ve heard of and even seen many times. A woman saved a penny jar. She ended up with over $600 that year on her spare change.
My Mother did this about a year about and saved well over $3000 on change, she’d just toss whatever was left over that day, If it was $1.25 that went in the jar. If it was $4 that went in the jar. You get the idea. Now we are heading into the holiday season and we started a jar about 6 weeks ago, getting a head start on the beginning of the year.
My goal for 2019 is to save $2000 in loose change. The great thing about this is you don’t even notice it. When I’m doing laundry, I almost every time find change and it goes into the jar. When I’m cleaning out the car, loose change goes in the jar. Now that we are using the Cash-Only Budget we have more loose change that we are able to put into the jar and when I have $1’s I put those in also. I’m pretty stoked to see how much we save this year with this. Especially since it’s done so blindly and with little thought.
I was thinking about this a bit, How much could we save? $1 a day adds up to $365 in a year. $5 a day is $1,825. That’s doable. That’s a vacation. So, let’s try this. I’d like to make it a challenge, I’ll update you every month and let’s see how we do. #changejar Challenge. Nearly $2000 by this time next year without trying? Why not? I’m ready to do it. Are you?
How much do you think you could put away a day? Will you take this #changejar challenge with me?