Save $5.00 Bills and You will be Able to Reach Any Purchase Goal.
When Only a Five Dollar Bill will do.
How We Saved Money for Our Vacation.
We did it, One Five Dollar Bill at a Time.
When my sister from Florida called me back in October 2010 to tell me that she was coming to visit us the last week of June, 2011. I discussed the visit with my husband. This has been a lean year. Yes the state of the economy has finally caught up with us.
At first we tried to save One dollar bills... too fluffy.
Then we tried Ten and Twenty Dollar Bills... yeah, right. Like that was going to happen.
But a Five Dollar Bill was just the ticket to saving for my sisters visit. She has Three growing boys and her husband was also coming along for the visit. So we needed to do some serious saving. We don't have a savings account. After we lost all of our retirement savings, along with so many others, we just couldn't get the grove back on the savings thing.
At first it was a little slow going. But after we put a rubber band on the first $100.00 stack of Five Dollar Bills, it became a sort of game between us.
The funniest thing that happened was when we went grocery shopping and in the change the cashier had a Five Dollar Bill... I was smiling all the way out the door. I said, "Did you see it... I have a Five Dollar Bill to add to the bank!" And you know what, he was smiling also... because he also had one to add to the bank.
One day I came home with three, Five Dollar Bills... and my husband had Four! We started to try to top each other. He won... he came home with Seven, Five Dollar Bills, in one day! I think he cheated and asked a cashier for all those Five's.
We started saving back in late October, 2010 right after my sisters telephone call. It is the first week of June 2011 and we have $895.00 saved up for my sister's visit. She will be here the last week of June, 2011. I was able to buy items for a nice bar-b-q for her, her family and some of our friends . I also have enough money for gasoline for our day trips to the beach, out to dinner ( I also have a 10% coupon off the entire dinner check) and a long ride to Cape May, NJ to have a nice dinner at a Sea Food Restaurant and to take the children to the arcades.
I'm so happy that we don't have to use the credit cards for this long awaited visit from my sister. I wouldn't be able to pay any credit card bills anyway because of my husbands reduced work schedule. Hopefully, we can do this again... however, my husband is on a part time schedule this year with his work. So we have cut back on everything that we could to keep our heads above water.
Hopefully this method of forced savings will help you guys out.
Until we meet again... Francesca27