Back in January, amid the avalanche of articles about how to organize your life, lose weight, save money, etc, I read an article about a saving idea. I don’t even remember where I read it or what else it said, but this stuck with me.
Don’t spend a $5 bill, save it. Every time you get a $5 bill put it in an envelope, a bank, a jar, whatever…but save it. You’ll be amazed by how much money you will save by the end of the year.
This stuck with me and seemed like a good idea. I had a friend who saved every dime she and her husband came across. Each and every dime got put in a bank. Eventually, the dimes were put in a savings account, and then a CD, and then a mutual fund. That’s how they paid for their daughter’s college education! Isn’t that awesome?
So, I told the Mr. about it and we started saving $5 bills. And look what happened….
The little piggy got FAT!
It was time for him to go on a diet.
Guess how much money little piggy was holding…go ahead and guess…Mr. G guessed $150. Buuuut, he was soooo wrong!
Little piggy was holding…..$350!!!!! Isn’t that awesome!? Just from $5 bills we had been tucking away since mid-January.
So, since I had counted it all out, I went ahead and took it to the bank to deposit it in my savings account. Might as well earn a little bit of interest on it.
Now look at poor little piggy….
He STARVING!!!! I wonder how much I can stuff in him by the end of the year? I’ll let you know…