Saturday, January 11, 2014

2014 Savings Jar



This year, I started a "2014 Savings Jar".
I found this brilliant idea and the template from Life As You Live It.
An easy and painless way to save money.




Basically we use a spreadsheet for each week, outlining how much to put in the jar.
Can't get any easier than that!




 Myself and my children are challenging ourselves with this mode of saving.
Daughter Rachel is putting money as per the weekly spreadsheet.
Son Cole is going monthly, as am I.
Used a jar I found at home, not a very large one but it works for me.
Fold my spreadsheet and place in jar with the money.

 


Here is the spreadsheet.




When the family was together at this past Christmas,
I suggested we do this savings jar idea and at the end of 2014 decide what to do with this money.
Take a winter vacation in 2015 was a popular vote!
Or use the money however, whatever.




Good luck if you decide to go this route.
Let me know!



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4 comments:

  1. Great idea! I told my son to save all of his change. He ended up with $60 fairly quickly. To him, that was a small fortune! It does add up!

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  2. That's an excellent idea. Little bits add up quickly and then - presto - you are on your way to the islands for a winter holiday!

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  3. I'm not sure I can do it this year with the kitchen project... But I'm keeping the idea in mind... Or maybe I could try to do it this year, to pay for a range hood...

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  4. My daughter is doing this but in reverse - saving the largest amounts now so that at the end of the year (when it is near Christmas) she will only have to put in the smaller amounts of money into the jar...Happy Saving! I hope you come up with a good way to spend all that money!

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