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November 22nd, 2011 at 08:40 pm

Its been wet and rainy, so I'm getting fiscal, fiscal to take my mind off of sopping....everything.

Over the last month:
I've found about $7 in found money as I've walked.
BECU gave me about $2.50 in interest in my checking and savings accounts.
I put 45$ into savings, coming from my tip box at work (when I think about it, I put money in a little covered box in a drawer at work called my tip box)
ING gave me about $75 in interest coming from my savings.
I transfer $125 from checking into savings (1 paycheck), and I transfer $100 into ING (other paycheck)
I've made $375 in stock purchase ($75 is usual, $300 is a quarterly, once-in-awhile-buy)
I've put in $1200 into my 403B from work.

I'm having good luck playing all my savings games, from little to big - from the amounts that I find on the sidewalk, to the $1 or several dollars that I put into my tip box, to paying myself first, to making sure that my checking and savings accounts pay me instead of I pay them. I know that others can't or aren't interested in some of these games, but I find that the more of them I play, the more mindful I am to save and the more inspired I get. If anything, the big stuff is less inspiring to me because I overshoot a hair and it means that I take some out of savings.

What kind of savings' games do you play?

6 Responses to “saving games”

  1. Amber Says:

    Oh gee I love saving games. If I have breakfast, lunch or dinner at home that's $2 each which equals $6 a day. On my quizzes its $3 for an A, $2 for a B and $1 for a C. For the days I study I added a $1, the days I go to the gym $1 is also added to the saving fund. What ever is saved using a coupon is transferred to the saving account as well. I used this method when I got out of debt 3 years ago

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Hmm...Well, I guess my coin jar could be considered a savings game. Every dollar bill I get back in change and every coin goes in there. Any coins I find on the ground go in there. I put $100 into the EF every month on a regular deposit. I try to scrape up another $150 every month through coin jar savings or depositing leftovers at the end of each week. All interest earned currently goes into the EF. I guess that's about all.

  3. helen Says:

    I think you seriously need a girlfriend.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I save all change and any money from using coupons or my Ingles card. I also save all unexpected checks, plus my s/s check each month.

  5. retire@50 Says:

    I have tons of games. Discounted gift cards for things I'm going to buy anyways, using a credit card that pays back rewards, using swagbucks for searching to get free Amazon gift cards, transfering prescriptions, gas points when buying groceries. Loyalty cards where you buy so many and get something free. Coupons. Can't think of more right now. Smile

  6. baselle Says:

    Ha ha Helen. Note the F and the M. Or were you talking about someone else? Big Grin

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