Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saving Money Five Dollars at a Time

I shared some ideas about teaching children (and yourself) how to save money in fun ways over at Real Farmwives of America.

The post inspired me to kick start my savings for an upcoming trip to Disney World with my sisters and nieces.

A friend of mine helped fund two recent trips by simply NEVER spending a five dollar bill for almost two years.

Wow, could it be that simple?

I decided to give it a try.

I'm looking forward to the challenge of tucking away these bills over the next year and seeing where I end up. I am sure I won't have enough to bankroll the Disney trip, but I'm hoping I have enough to pay for some meals while there.

Of course, I may have to go Dave Ramsey style and start using cash for everything. It's kind of hard to save $5 bills when you use a credit card all the time!


  1. I've done the saving quarters and dimes thing... I have never thought about saving $5.00 bills ~ I like it!! However, I think that it will be hard for me. : ) Maybe, if I put them in an indestructible place where I can't get to them.....

    Happy New Year and happy saving!!

  2. This is a great idea. Except I would have to steal the boy's $5 bills because I never have cash!



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