View Full Version : Save $275 by the end of the year!!!

03-31-2011, 09:06 PM
Today is Thursday, March 31, the 90th day of 2011. There are 275 days left in the year. Time enough to save $1 a day ~~

put those Dollars in a jar and see how it grows !!

Let's check in with each other and update :)

03-31-2011, 09:09 PM
I am going to surprise DH at the end of the year:cool1:

happily single
03-31-2011, 10:08 PM
great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-31-2011, 10:09 PM
That is a pretty cool idea. I like it :thumbsup2

04-01-2011, 12:48 AM
Thanks. This sounds fun. I'm in!

The Princess
04-01-2011, 08:12 AM
Cool idea I'm going to do it too!

04-01-2011, 08:33 AM
I'm in too!

Katy Belle
04-01-2011, 08:58 AM
I'm in! It will be nice to have that little stash at Christmas time!

04-01-2011, 09:26 AM
:thumbsup2 Great idea. I usually put my coins and some singles in my jar at the end of every day, but haven't been doing it lately. Need to start again!

04-01-2011, 09:36 AM
good idea!

04-01-2011, 10:04 AM
I'm in! I'm going to decorate one of my kids shoe boxes (small) and put my $2 in today. Some weeks, I may be able to put in more, but I'll shoot for $1 a day.

Gr8t Fan
04-01-2011, 10:48 AM
Great idea!! I'm in too. :thumbsup2

04-01-2011, 10:51 AM
Great idea!

04-01-2011, 11:05 AM
starting today!

04-01-2011, 12:51 PM
I've been cleaning and decluttering today, and between the laundry and finding coins in tote bags, under cushions, etc, I found $11.23 :thumbsup2 so that's a good addition to my savings jar!

04-01-2011, 02:06 PM
OP here- thanks for joining in all of you:flower3:

Since I get paid every two weeks I am going to put $14 in two times a month just to be sure I don't spend any of it LOL

04-01-2011, 02:11 PM
Oh, me too! this will be fun!

Shelly F - Ohio
04-01-2011, 02:19 PM
This is an excellent way to save. Not a bad idea to get the kids involved. Maybe have them put in fifty cents a day.
Until last week I did not know just how much spare change we had been puttin in our savings jar and it was $253.00 since June of last year. And its just the two of us in our house. I keep the jar in the bedroom and DH puts his coins in every morning when he gets dressed. As for me when the purse starts getting heavy I know its time to dump the coins.

04-01-2011, 03:10 PM
we do this at my house! Just started Jan. 5th. AND, we added too it. When I clean my house any money found in the couch, on the floor (nickles, pennies, dimes or what ever) ALL of it goes into my jar. One day after we had company, I found $4 of change scattered about (couch cushions, chairs and next to the guest bed) and 2 $1 bills! I was excited that day...

04-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Consider the opposite of this suggestion:

How quick are you to pop a $1 into a soda machine? To buy a lottery ticket? To choose a bottled water instead of free tap water? To keep that Redbox rental movie one more night.

Keep spending just that one little dollar a day, and by the end of the year you'll have wasted $275 on a trivial item that means nothing to you in the long run. Makes it sound like real money and makes it harder to spend, doesn't it?

04-01-2011, 07:30 PM
I'm in! I made monthly enevelopes--I'll never remember to use a jar! *LOL*

First $3 for April 1 - 3 is in the envelope. I'll probably add to it weekly when I empty my purse on the weekends! :rolleyes:

04-01-2011, 07:48 PM
I started something similar last year around Feb/March 2010. Let me tell you this really works and is soo easy to keep up with. I did $2.00 a day, and its still going. Don't know what I've saving for yet :rotfl: Might send my parents on vacation or something.

04-01-2011, 08:58 PM
Interesting idea - when you look at it that way.. You should have posted this on January 1st..:thumbsup2

Even if you don't have an actual "dollar bill" each day, you probably have it in change - or can find it doing the laundry..:rotfl:

04-01-2011, 09:12 PM
I started doing this the day my boys were born. I pay each of them (savings account) $1 a day. I plan on giving it to them for their 18th b-day or 21st I haven't decided yet, I still have plenty of time to decide...:rotfl:. Right now they are over 3000 days old :thumbsup2