hehe! I hope you like my Tennessee Plate =)
I started the $5 Savings Plan on the 1st of April, and three months later, I have only spent one $5 bill (because I had no cash in a place that didn't take cards *cough* bar cover *cough*) and have so far saved $115! Can you believe that?!
In the past, I've saved my $5 for easy go-to bar money. not that I'm constantly at the bars, but this is what legal-drinking-age college students do on the weekends! This may seem pretty reasonable for a college student/recent graduate, however, I ended up spending way more money than necessary this way! I liked the ease of $5 bills because it "made tipping a breeze." I'd get a drink that was a few bucks, throw a $5 bill on the bar, and head out to meet up with my group again. Are you catching on yet? Well for those of you who are not UTK college bar natives, I'll give you a simple math problem....
1 $3 Cocktail
Paid for with a $5 bill
Equals a roughly 68% tip
SO! If you're looking for an easy way to save, try the $5 Savings Plan! You'll find yourself hoping for $5 bills when you get change for a 20 because you'll want to save money! I love it, and I'll keep you posted with the progress as the 1001 days continue on...911 days left to go, and I can't wait to see what they have in store =)