Since being FRUGAL is the new trend, I wanted to share an idea that has worked very well for our family the last couple of years. We have a mason jar that sits in a highly visible spot in our house. It is our "5 at a Time" jar. And it gets filled up with ONLY 5 dollar bills!
Well, as most of us know, we all spend less money if we use hard-to-part-with-cash instead of our slippery debit cards! So, the first tip is to carry cash for your spending.
EVERY SINGLE TIME that you are given a 5 dollar bill back in change, it goes directly into the 5 at a Time jar! 5 dollar bills are not allowed in your purse, wallet, pockets, or nightstands. And you certainly can't spend any 5 dollar bills! ;)
So, simply make a habit of stuffing your 5 dollar bills in the jar and watch it fill! It will be a fun project for your family and you will be AMAZED at how much you can save that way....within a short time, you'll have an extra 300 bucks!
Will this work for you? Let me know and check out other Works for me Wednesday ideas here!