I’m starting this goal this year but instead of putting three dollars into a jar (since I don’t carry around cash anymore) I’m going to put three dollars into a savings account instead.  One of the reasons which I’m doing this this way is that I don’t carry around cash and it would just be a nuisance to have to get out money each week just to put in a savings jar.

Another reason is that on the savings jar I have the bottom is jammed and I haven’t been able to get any money out (which is a good way to save by the way) and I don’t want to put any more money in it, otherwise I’m going to have to break the whole thing when I cash in my savings (there’s less than a dollar in it at the moment which I’m not too worried about).

The final reason is that I’ll miss out on interest, even if it is minimal at 3 or 4 percent.

So I have started this goal and after two days, I have $6.  Nothing to boast about yet but after a year I’ll have over $1000 plus a little in interest which will come in handy for next Christmas.