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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Me Jar

A while ago, I started saving my spare change, and putting it in a jar. At first it was just spare change, but recently it has become my "Me Jar." The collection of coins now have a purpose.

I tried to save $1 bills a few years ago. That was a total bust. I was constantly dipping into my stash, for the kids lunch money, or other things for the kids.

Not this time. The contents of the jar are for ME, and me only! I always put myself last, which means, I don't usually get the things I really want. The Me Jar, will help me save, and buy a few things I want without feeling guilty. What am I going to buy? Glad you asked. I made a wish list, and added it to the jar.

Topping that list is The Flip. I must have one of those video cameras! My video camera is ancient, and the battery WILL NOT stay connected. Uploading video is impossible.

The Flip, is small, and easy to use, and can fit into my purse with no problems. It connects right to computers, making it easy to upload videos. The Mino HD, has 120 minutes of recording space, 8 GB of memory. I WANT THAT CAMERA!!! Having a Flip, I'd be able to capture the kids sporting highlights, the crazy things they do, and share them with friends. I can even start adding video to my blog. Oh the things, I could do!

Looking at my jar again, I'm seeing far more pennies than silver coins, and no green stuff at all! I'm going to have to do something different, if I plan on getting The Flip this year. I'm thinking a bigger jar, start adding dollar bills.
Hmmm... What if I cut out drinking Coke. That's not going to happen!


Stacey said...

That change can really add up. I ended up having $30.00 worth of change in my purse once!

La'Tonya Richardson said...

Stacey - Wow, $30, in your purse?! I can't ever come up with more than $2. Now, I'm really wanting to know how much I've saved so far!

Anonymous said...

Haha, I do the same thing only I use an old coffee can. Then I want pizza, well that's easiy $30 then I have to start all over again. Goo Luck gurlie.

Homesick Cajun said...

When I switch out pursees I usually just take the stuff I need out of the current purse and leave the rest of the stuff in the old one. I once cleaned out all of my purses and ended up with $72.45 in change. What did I do with it? Lol...I bought another purse! I'm terrible!

The me jar is a great idea! I want one of those flip cameras too! Good luck!

Drama Queen said...

Love it!

Now I have to go check out the Flip camera. You should get one for free from them for advertising about it your blog....hmmmmm? :)

Moni @ CL Journal said...

I say go for it! You will not be disappointed! I got one for V-Day!

Can you say happy, happy, happy?

: )

Messy@ Bungalow'56 said...

Just found your blog, and wanted to let you know my husband just recently received a Flip from his work. I didn't even know what it was? I do now, and love it. It is so easy to use. I even put up a post of deer running down our street. I need to search around a bit, to found out about the cooking project. I need help in that area.
Take care,

MrsDeveter said...

I LOVE this... my husband and I have a change bowl and my son has a huge crayon bank that he recently started using. I told him when it fills alllll the way up to the top we'll cut it in half and buy him something super special! Love change pennies turn in to dollars for sure (although I perfer dimes they are much lighter LOL)

Execumama said...

Yep, I agree! I'm saving my change for a Kodak Zi8, so I feel ya! Happy saving!

Krystal Grant said...

What if I stopped drinking Coke? I could buy a new car! Keep saving. I know you'll get your camera soon.

cocoamommy said...

This is a great idea! I started an Ebay store but your idea is so much easier. My goal was to also set aside money for me. I may do this too!

Alicia said...

Great idea!!! I think I am going to start doing this!!!

BossyGirl1980 said...

Great idea!!! Let me do that!! Then I can buy the purse I want!
xoxo Bossygirl

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