Saturday, January 7, 2012

Five Dollar Jar

Mums not into New Years Resolutions - but she felt proud of herself.  Her and one of her besties figured out how to start the gas barbque last night by themselves.  Usually it is a mans task, but the girls had to do it themselves, and they felt like it was a new skill learnt for 2012.

One of the things that mum has done the past year, and is redoing this year is a $5 jar.  See every time mum goes to buy something, groceries, bus fares, fancy feast - if she is given a $5 note, she keeps it, takes it home and puts in a jar.  Every year then, when mum and the besties go to the art show, mum has a wad of notes to take with her.  If there is no art that she likes or can afford, then mum has a bit of money to treat herself to something nice.  It is amazing how quick the dollars add up, and now several of mums friends do it.

We hope you all have some nice plans for 2012.

15 comments:

  1. I love the $5 idea - I think I will have my human do it. I bet she will save up enough to buy me a new cat tree in no time!

    You didn't think I was going to want her to buy HERSELF something, did you?

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  2. That $5 jar idea is great. Our mom will save her change (any change when a bill is broken), but she ends up spending it before it accumulates, unfortunately. Mostly she uses her debit card to make purchases, though.

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  3. We have a coin jar like that - and it's better than it sounds because we have $1 and $2 coins in Australia. Last time mum and dad counted them there was over $700!

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  4. That's a great idea! I rarely use cash so I'll have to try to figure another way to store up some mad money!

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  5. We like that idea! Our mom has a jar for loose change except for quarters. She needs those for the washing machines.

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  6. Ooh! Excellent idea! Our mum has a coin jar and after just a short time, mum deceided to get a new, prettier jar and took the old one to have the coins counted. It had 92.00$ in it ! Mum has vowed for the new year to use more care with her $$$.

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  7. The $5 jar is a great idea!...Happy weekend, lovely Poppy...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  8. What a great idea!

    Truffle and Brulee

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  9. That's a good idea. Mom saves her coins, and then spends them on a sale at the quilt shop. But she doesn't do anything special with the five dollar bills she might get. I shall have to encourage her!

    Happy New Year!

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  10. The $5 jar sounds like a good way to pay for the little extras

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  11. Clever! Especially that you use it for something special XO

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  12. That is a good way to save up for something a little bit special. Mum dumps her extra coins in to a jar. Last time she took it in it was over $7 and it was mostly pennies! Now when she gets too much coin, she even dumps in quarters and such.

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  13. That is a good way to save for your mum to treat herself. Our mum collects £2 coins and 20pence coins. There are not many £2 coins around so they don't add up very quickly.

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  14. i've been saving my change money in a jar since i got the loaf dog, 8+ years now, back then i did it so that it'll "pay" for the doggie by the end of the year. but i continued doing it the nexts year and ever since, it's a good and easy way to save money. however i've never done it to treat myself to anything such nice as this, julie, i just do it and when i feel it's appropriate to "break into the piggy bank" i do it:)

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