- Author: Patti C. Wooten Swanson
Take the 6-Week Challenge:
Save a $1 (or more) every day
and put it in a can or jar.
This works for me:
1. Bottled water: Fill a reusable container with water and take it with you, instead of buying bottled water.
2. Coffee on the run: Buy regular coffee, rather than a coffee drink at your favorite java shop. (This has the added benefit of saving calories---a healthier choice!)
3. Movie rentals: Check out DVDs for free at your local library, instead of using a vending machine. (Many libraries let you reserve them online.)
4. Loose change: Save it at the end of each day---put it in a jar or box, and then deposit it once a month at your financial institution. .
(Don’t pay a machine to turn it into cash so you can spend it!)
5. Beverages: If you buy your lunch, drink water instead of buying soda, tea or coffee. (see Tip #1)
Looking for inspiration?
If saving $1 a day--- just $30 a month doesn’t sound like it could really make a difference in your finances. Richard Jenkins, former edit-in-chief of MSN Money says you can turn $1 a day into $67,815
Sign up: 2011 SSHW Winter Challenge
"Register an Account" online for the free, 6 week challenge---for a better 2011.
Patti Wooten Swanson, PHD
Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Science Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension
San Diego County, CA