I participated in Val's Piggy Bank Savings Challenge. Sounded good and certainly very doable.
I have lots pf piggy banks, but those are for tucking coins for the grandkids. I thought my lock box would be a safe place, but then I reconsidered as I really do not want the worry of a lot of money in the house.
So I used my regular bank. I already do not account for those odd dollars in checks in, or those odd 'cents' on a bill (put in the checkbook rounded up to the next dollar. All those things add up over the year - my Christmas money or 'needs' money. So I just didn't account for another $150 a month that was direct deposited.
So I did well, but I had the home repair of the leaking bath which caused the cealing to collapse - money from the 'pot'. Now the car - but that is covered except some routine maintainance added which does have to come out of the 'pot'. And I am going out to the first every AQS show in SYRACUSE NY the end of this month - need to make those vendors happy.
But I am saving for a mid-arm machine, so I will carry over my savings to Val's challenge next year - maybe that will be my Merry Christmas present to me.
See how other's did with the Challenge HERE and maybe you will join in the next one.
Sounds like a great idea. What midarm machine are you looking at?
Sounds like great plan! I'm curious about what mid-arm machine you are looking at, too.
So sorry that the surprise bills put a dent in your savings.
Even with the dent .... you did great! I like the checkbook idea....a mid arm would be wonderful!!! Thanks for participating Sharon!
Quilters who save money; that's a challenge all right. I was tempted by the Syracuse show, but have to pass this year. It is good to have one on the east coast. The checkbook idea sounds painless and doable. That I am going to try.
Congrats on the savings program for the year. Sorry you had to dip into it for necessities, but I suppose that's how life goes sometimes.
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