Mike’s alarm clock went off at 4:45 this morning. So while he got up and slowly headed off to the gym, I stayed in bed and tried to sleep in. Welp, that didn’t happen so I did the next best thing….. I grabbed my laptop, headed back to bed and went on Pinterest for a while.
While searching the site, I came across the “$5 Savings Plan” and thought it sounded interesting. Have you heard of it? It’s pretty simple: whenever you have a $5 bill, you add it to the jar. I usually don’t carry too much cash but I’ve heard reports say you spend less money when you pay with cash than when you pay with a debit/credit card. So maybe this project will inspire me to pay with cash more often. I’m hoping Mike and I can save up a good chunk of money towards our future house. Or towards a nice, new appliance for the house. 😀 One lady who tried this project ended up saving $350 in her jar! Sweet!
So like the crazy, impulsive person that I am, I got up around 6:30 and got to work on making my own saving plan jar. I grabbed a mason jar from the cabinet and glued a piece of construction paper to it with “future house money” written in gold marker (see Mike… I told you I’m trying to save for our future! :D) I then checked my wallet for a $5 bill and surprise, surprise I had zero dollars in my wallet.
So I headed to the ATM and deducted money (something I had to do anyways), then stopped next door at PS Coffee (since that’s what you do when you have cash), and came back home to add (2) $5 bills to my savings plan jar (the other $5 went to a scratch ticket – my other future savings plan). Wow, that was a really long sentence but it works, right?
All of this was accomplished by 7:45am! Yeah too bad I don’t have this much energy during the rest of the day and usually want to be in bed by 6pm…. I’m such a morning person.
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Have you tried the “$5 Savings Plan”?
Would you rather make the jar for $1 or $5 bills?