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May 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

We have a plan of going to a different country by next year so my husband and I started our savings for “TRAVEL MONEY”. Every time we will receive our salaries, a portion of it goes to the travel money piggy bank and we can never touch it no matter what. We are hoping that we can reach a 100k by June of next year.

How about you?

May 14, 2016 at 4:05 am

My sister and I started taking vacations together along with my children. We would pick a new place to go that had some interesting sites to see and family oriented activities to do with the children. Of course, we always stayed at a hotel that had a pool since the children love to swim. We had always from the time we were young saved up our change whenever we would get it. I also started saving my dollar bills as well as the change. We would both save up for the year and this would be the money that we would use for vacation. I think it is a good way to save money and it adds up quicker than you realize even though sometimes it would just be a few cents you are putting in the jar. So between the two of us we would have enough money to do some fun things while we were on vacation and the children had a lot of fun.

May 15, 2016 at 2:00 am

It’s hard to save change when we have credit cards.  But some times we will have cash hand on hand and yes, we save our change.  As a matter of fact we just cashed in some change (about $100) not too long ago.  Pennies add up!! 😉

May 15, 2016 at 4:45 am

When we were children, my dad would give us all the pennies that he would have each day. We would save it in our banks and wait for them to get full. We would then count them out and put them in wrappers to take and put in our bank accounts. This was how he taught us to save money. After my nieces were born he would do this as well. He would save the pennies in a big jar and then when they were old enough to help him count them out that is what they would do together when they came to visit. He used the money to buy them savings bonds. This brings back memories.

When I had a job, I used to have cash all the time and that is how I would save my change. Then when I lost my job I had to use the money that I had saved up for other things. I do not have credit cards anymore since I went bankrupt so I have to use cash or my debit card.

May 15, 2016 at 6:16 am

I don’t have that, but I have a little saving and that is for my father. He is no longer entitled of medical insurance so I am saving my money for him to have his own medical insurance. He has diabetes and better prepared than not. I really want to travel, like visiting different countries, but I only say it because I am afraid of riding an airplane. For sure I will be coward enough to do it.

May 17, 2016 at 6:29 am



my mom taught us the same way as your dad did.

When we were young, we would save up al the coins in the piggy when daddy comes home from work. We would dig out his pockets for shyllings, put them into the piggy banks. I had a rooster, my brother had a rat.

When the piggy banks are heavy, we have to break them because they were made from ceramic. There weren’t any opening holes to remove the coins.

After that, we would pile up different denominations, 50ce nts, 20 cents and 10 cents in different batches.

Then pile up 10 pieces of 50 cents, roll up in a small paper and tape it. We would end up having $50 and then decide where to go to enjoy ourselves.