Monday, November 8, 2010
Sometime fairly early this year, I started saving every $5 bill that came to me in change. I was surprised how rarely they turned up, probably because I so rarely spend cash. And, although sometimes it was annoying to run out of money before I expected to, it was surprising how many things I decided I really didn't need, so it was no huge sacrifice. Last night I decided to open the piggy bank to see if I had enough for a little shopping trip to Toys R Us. I figured I needed about $75, because I could get a $10 gift card if I spend that much and I do love those free gift cards, and if piggy had that much, it would feel like I was spending free money AND getting money back. Gotta love that.