Friday Flashback: Gift Savings Account

If money is tight, or if you want to get her something expensive, sacrifice a bit. Find something to give up or cut back on and bank the money you save to buy her something.

Piggy Bank © Alexei Poselenov | Dreamstime.com

  • One less coffee a day
  • A couple less soda
  • Take a lunch to work
  • Have another idea? Leave a comment.

[This post originally appeared March 3rd, 2009]

Links may be monetised
Image Credit: © Alexei Poselenov | Dreamstime.com

Shop AmazonShop to give links page
We are donation supported – thanks for your help!
Where we’re going – Contact us about speaking

7 Comments on “Friday Flashback: Gift Savings Account

  1. -Ditch cable TV. It’s expensive and a time suck from what really matters.
    -Borrow movies from local library, don’t buy or rent them.
    -Cook at home, don’t eat out for dinner except maybe once a week. Set a monthly limit- as per Dave Ramsey- and don’t exceed it.
    -Buy clothes, electronics, etc. in gently used condition from second hand stores, eBay, craigslist
    -Work up a budget to actually see where your money is going. You’d be surprised to see how much you spend on different things.

  2. -Ditch cable TV. It’s expensive and a time suck from what really matters.
    -Borrow movies from local library, don’t buy or rent them.
    -Cook at home, don’t eat out for dinner except maybe once a week. Set a monthly limit- as per Dave Ramsey- and don’t exceed it.
    -Buy clothes, electronics, etc. in gently used condition from second hand stores, eBay, craigslist
    -Work up a budget to actually see where your money is going. You’d be surprised to see how much you spend on different things.

  3. If you smoke, smoke a lot less or quit all together and save that money. If you drink, same thing. If you live close enough to work, ride a bike. If you pay to have your lawn mowed, do it yourself, etc…

  4. If you smoke, smoke a lot less or quit all together and save that money. If you drink, same thing. If you live close enough to work, ride a bike. If you pay to have your lawn mowed, do it yourself, etc…

  5. My wife & I have a wine carafe that we shared during one of our anniversaries- It is surprising how much loose change will fit into one of those!

    We call it “our toy money”  :-)

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: