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Spare Change and Forced Savings

October 7th, 2009 at 09:39 am

Although it has been a long time since I have blogged, the time has come to rejoin my SA friends. Great to see all of your efforts and stories.

My spare change container is full. Before the weekend is out, I am going to take it and the girls to the store to have them counted and turned to paper money. At that point, I think this time around we will use it to purchase some non-parishable items for the local food pantry.

Also, as you know I am a HUGE proponent of forced savings via my checkbook. To date, by recording a check written for a greater amount and by reducing the actual amount of my deposits in my register, I have saved over $2,000.00 in ten months! This is going into my cash reserves, although, a nice mortgage pre-payment may also ensue.

God bless and again, it's great to be back!

2 Responses to “Spare Change and Forced Savings”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice to hear from you! Let us know how much that change equals in paper money.

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    Just a thought. You may want to donate the cash directly to the pantry. They buy the food wholesale, allowing them to buy more for the same money. Also, they can buy exactly what they need. Not as tangible as dropping off a bag of groceries, but a great economics lesson for the kids!

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