During Monday’s podcast, Jeremy suggested I might want to count what I’ve collected in my $5 jar. We’ve talked about a Christmas Jar’s purpose. Form some, it is a charitable venture, collecting change from each day’s spending. My goal is to put aside money for holiday shopping, collecting every $5 bill. In fact, most times I strategically pay with a $20 to get the $5 change. Roger doesn’t say much about my crazy ideas, but I noticed that he asked for $5 bills in change when we went for ice cream the other night.
I read that this saving strategy could pay for all of the Christmas purchases come November and December. Frankly, I don’t know what it would be like to have a Christmas paid for completely in cash!
We were watching the Olympics tonight (and the endless swimming events), so I decided to count the contents of the jar. Drum roll, please: $540. And we still have three months before I will be in full Christmas spending mode.
Very pleased. Oh, and I found an “IOU” note in the bottom for $80, so that brings my possible total to $620.