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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Piggy Bank Challenge Results

Now that June is over it's time to tally the savings that everyone who participated in Val's (of Val's Quilting Studio) savings challenge this past year.

I saved both $5 bills and my change - both have been my practice to do the last few years.   I lost track of what my savings were in the bills, but it was over $150.   That was part of what I used for my earnest money used to purchase my new house (aka my quilt studio!).  And I've traded in my coins twice because I don't have a big jar, and that totaled up to about $100.  Don't know what I'm going to do with that money yet. 

I'm already starting to fill the jar with change for this year and have accumulated over $30 so far.  Definitely an easy way to save!

1. A good drive home from work yesterday

2. For the  two quilts from one of my coworkers that will be a blessing to someone.


Nann said...

Hi, Moira -- nice to see a familiar name on the Piggy Bank link up. Congratulations on a successful year of savings. I'm sure you're enjoying your new house.

Sherry said...

Great job with saving. . . and great reasons to save.

Susan said...

Wonderful saving! You never know when a little extra will come in handy - like at MQG, if we manage to go! I probably totaled about $60 in the last year - part of vacation spending money to Edi's last fall, and the rest is still in the jar - I actually lost my jar when I went to the credit union to count it, so I'm using a cup now. =P That was just change, and it helps that I'm using Dave Ramsey's envelopes so I don't pay for groceries with my debit card!

Farm Quilter said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly those coins and smaller bills can add up? I have been saving my coins for years, but I usually use a credit card these days for just about everything - it tracks where I'm spending money for me and with paying it off every month, I don't pay interest. Perhaps I should go back to using cash and see if I spend less!! So excited that you were able to use some of your savings for buying your personal quilting studio!

edith csokmay said...

Congratulations, Moira. Any savings, no matter how smLl, is a success. Not to mention the wonderful acquisition of your own personal quilt studio!!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Moira....thanks for participating....isn't it amazing how change adds up. ENJOY your new quilty studio. :) :)