Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Change Jar

A little challenge for myself while here in Louisiana. Along with trying to stow away money into our savings, I'm going to try to save some change as well. When I'm here, I tend to pull out cash and use it more, because card machines aren't in every store we frequent. Especially once the festivals and Farmer's Market start up. So I got a jar to see how much I can save in it while we are here. All change and dollar bills go into it. I probably will also dump some extra money in there if I have some left in my wallet come pay day. It's an experiment, so we'll see how it works. I do not plan to touch the money in the jar until 1) We leave. 2) It gets full. 3) Emergency.

I might count it monthly. We'll see. Without further ado, a picture of the start of this experiment. This is only about 3 weeksish worth of change.


Long time no post. We are in Louisiana now. Ryan leaves "soon" for his patrol. Alison has been a handful and a half lately. I think 85% of it is "I miss Daddy and don't understand." I hope to catch up on both blogs while we are here. We'll see how that goes. hehe.