I got on the 52 Financial Challenge. You can go on FB or PM me for a link on how it works. I also got a loan on some money I put down at the bank and I’m paying that back so I am working on a nice little nest egg. it’s taking me some time but I’m doing it.
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It is funny how I started on this savings program, but sometimes I believe God put things in front of you, and you run with it; Anyway, there was a book I ran across called “Christmas Jars” by Jeffrey F.Wright; I finished his other book, The Wednesday Letters” was pretty impressed and got this book. Although the book is small, no more than 150-200 pages at best, it taught me plenty; Basically, you get a jar, save throughout the year, then give the jar to another. I started THREE; one to give, the other two to keep. one is for the kindle I want. I pray it works. I feel like I’m disciplining myself to things.
I just finished reading Richard Paul Evans, “The Five Lessons A Millionaire Taught me for Women” a little over a month or so ago, and one of the things that he spoke on was saving coins. silver coins. it helped to accumulate a fortune and such. On my way to another place, there is a coin shop and I took the time to go there today and bought one shiny silver dollar. It cost over $23 with tax, but worth the weight. So now I am going to save at least two a month. I felt real proud of myself. I highly recommend Mr Evans books. The Five Lessons as well as the one geared for women and start saving.
I’m going to put my state tax in savings. I want to raise $1000 each in three accounts for savings, emergencies and family stuff. That’s my thing. I also want to get stock as well and perhaps build up my Walmart stock. personally I don’t plan to but I also have a stash jar for immediate needs as well. I guess I am on my way.
I feel that as a person especially a single mom/dad with just your income, the BEST thing you should do is save something. I keep feeling this, but don’t do this. A couple of months ago, one of my uncles turned 80, and a cousin wanted to get me up there, but somewhere along the line, we lost communication, and I didn’t get to go. I felt hurt about that, but I kept feeling if I had some money of my own to the side, I wouldn’t have to feel that way, so I am working on saving a little each check until I get where I want to go. $1000 each for three accounts. One for when things come up, another for emergencies, another for serious saving.
saving and have two accounts
I opened a savings account today at the City’s Credit Union; On top of that, I got a spill proof cup for joining which I could use for work; this will start up my regular savings, christmas club, kid’s school clothes and other ventures I want to save for.
I think that the thing here is to start small and go from there; like right now, I get paid biweekly, and to be honest, a girl needs her gas, so how to go about getting it? I know I have to put some to the side and start a little something to get the show on the road.
Well, I got myself one of those little piggy banks; more like a pot of gold; but it’s black and have pink lettering called, “The Queen’s Stash” and I put my very last piece of change in there; and since I been buying up stuff for kid’s going back to school(I think I will be saving up for that as well too)this week, I didn’t have but that little bit of money and I put it in the Queen’s stash. hopefully it will be the start of something good; Also I want to start saving for school classes as well; wish me well.
ok, it may just be $15, but it’s a start in the right direction; keeping on, keeping on;