I never give exact change. I might dole out the pennies to only get silver coins back, but never any more than that. Every couple of days or so, I transfer the change from my purse to an opaque jar on my shelf, and when it gets too full, I roll the change and put it in a box in the closet. When vacation time rolls around, this becomes my spending money, and by saving all my change for a year, I end up with $300-$500 bucks I didn't even feel like I was saving.
This works especially well for those of us who already keep our spending in check by leaving bills in the bank, and using cash instead of the bank card for brick-and-mortar store shopping.
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Save money on home entertainment and put what you would have spent on sitting on your backside into a vacation fund or something else special for you and/or your entire family
Don't pay monthly for cable or satellite television service! Watch your DVD collection, get your favourite TV shows on DVD, or better yet, turn off the tube and have some family time! Skip the commercials tempting you to spend your money!
Whenever I've been out and about and have spent money I always wind up with a pocket full of change. Every night when I get home I put all that change into my alabaster box (the money goes towards building new churches.) I'm helping someone while keeping myself from having change all over and feeling like a wonderful person!
You can do this with any organization you want or a vacation or clothing fund.
I can't believe how fast the change adds up in the bottom of my purse. When you go to the store and pay cash...always use bills. That way you can collect the change and after each month you can put all the change you've collected and stick it into a savings account. Mine goes into a vacation fund.
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