2014 - $5 Savings Plan

This year, I am going to try something different as to saving cash at home ...

Usually, I save the majority of my singles and just toss them in this basket in the kitchen ... and that is what I give the kids to run to the store to pick up something (buns?) or when we order pizza ... so normally, there is not more than say, $30 in the basket. But its ok, at least this way, I always have cash just "lying around the house" ;-)

BUT ... for a REAL savings plan .... I am going to start saving ALL my five dollar bills, you know, the ones with Honest Abe on the front? Yeah, that one!

 
Figure this: if I was to get a single $5 bill a week, after a year, there would be $1,300.00 $260.00 (um, hello, I really need to do math more often by hand ... $1300 would require 260 $5 bills in the year ... which would be 5 $5 bills a week ... basically $25 a week, $100 a month ... or so. Ok ... we return to the normally scheduled post) Nice savings, don't you think??

Of course, I would still save the majority of my singles, just so we didn't tap in to that $5 jar ... since I'm going back to the cash only for grocery shopping, this should be interesting to see how it works out :-)

Anyone else try this before? And if so, how did that work for you?


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