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Old 10-18-2008   #1 (permalink)
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$$ Save your 5's $$

I'm drinking my coffee watching the morning news this a.m. and the local news is doing a story on a women who is saving her " 5's " Hmmm.....who doesn't want to save a few bucks... for another trip to Playa, a gift for yourself, what ever it may be! So I look in my wallet, a "5"! I'm going to try this, right now, see how much I can save without really thinking about it!

Here's a link to the news story........

Video - Breaking News Videos from ABC13.COM - Houston News

and some helpful tips!

$aving My $5’s!”
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GOT A $5 in your pocket? SAVE IT!
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HAVE A GOAL! What do you want to do with your $5’s? Write it down!
START RIGHT NOW, SAVE FOR A YEAR! Count all your $5’s and celebrate!
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Old 10-18-2008   #2 (permalink)
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I think this is a great idea. I am going to give it a try starting today.
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Old 10-18-2008   #3 (permalink)
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Every two weeks I have 20 5's taken out of my paycheck for our Playa vacation.
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Does it work with pennies?
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Originally Posted by Bluespicker View Post
Every two weeks I have 20 5's taken out of my paycheck for our Playa vacation.

Me too! About that much goes into a 'savings account' money market fund attached to my pension. Pay yourself first.
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Old 10-18-2008   #6 (permalink)
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Great story Linda!

I do something similar for vacations:

Take an envelope (just made ours last night for Playa 2009) I take the amount we need for the whole vacation (air, hotel, spending) and divide by the number of weeks we have to go, and we put that amount in every week
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Old 10-18-2008   #7 (permalink)
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I do kind of do the same thing. For awhile now, I do not use my change when I get it (usually) and when I get home it goes into a ziplock. It's really amazing how quarters add up pretty fast! I also recently decided to take a 10 every payday and stick it in a old wallet (a playa wallet as a matter of fact ) and see how that goes. If it's in the bank, I'll use it. So far, once I put the 10 in there on payday, I have forgotten about the cash. With this economy, we'll see how long it lasts!!!
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