Thursday, January 10, 2013

Random Savings Idea

I know it is crazy to be talking about money while I have none but I just keep thinking I don't want to be in this place again. I've been spanked and I need to learn my lesson.

I found this really cool post about saving. You put the amount of money into a jar for what ever week it is. 
So week 1 is $1 and week 2 is $2 and so on.

 
Can you read that last line?

That's a lot of money! After a little investigation I found a different version that seems to fit my needs a little better.
It is more like a BINGO. I took the numbers 1-49 and placed them randomly on a grid. The original way would leave the biggest amounts more towards Christmas when money is tight anyway. My way I can pick the number I can afford that week and cross that block off. If money is tight than maybe that week only 3 or 5 dollars get crossed off. The week I have some overtime than one of the highest numbers should get crossed off. 
Let's make savings a game. 
The kids do it at school for reading. If you make a BINGO you get extra recess. 
My BINGO prize will be cash. 
Is this a crazy idea? 

1 comment:

Barry said...

It's pretty nifty. The hard part (for me) is to not touch it. I have a fund that I stuff cash into as I get it called Ink Fund. I've been good with it and should have enough by my April deadline. I don't think I can follow your chart, but anything is good, right?

High hopes for both of us this year.

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