Saving Account!

  1. I'm the worlds worst saver. I save a few dollars and then spend it. If it wasn't for my savings plan at work, I'd have no money to retire with.

    Anyway, I was sticking $20.00 a week in a book in my "library" at home (much to the snickering of dear man) to stash for vacation. (I also get $25.00 a week transferred from checking to savings, and this is what I spend when I get about $1,000 in there).

    Since vacation is Saturday I took all the money out of the book and I have $540.00 in that dang book!!!!

    Woot!
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   cactus wren
    Whoo !! Whoo !!!


    Hope you have a wonderful vacation....It`s amazing how something like that adds up. I throw all my change in a bucket, last time when it was almost full took contents to coinstar, and had $ 380 in it...made for a nice easy trip to Laughlin. Am now hoping to get it filled up before VEGAS !!
  4. by   emily_mom
    What's a savings account?

  5. by   Shamrock
    Where are you going?
  6. by   shygirl
    Why don't you tie your money up in something which has a usage restiction on it??

    Shygirl
  7. by   MelRN13
    Woot! Whatcha planning on doing with all that dough?
  8. by   FutureRN~Pookie
    Coolio, 3rd Shift! (I STILL haven't got your name ) However, I am the exact opposite..I can't STAND to spend MY money (notice the accent on "my"? ) I save everything I can. BTW, where ya going on vaca, and are you going with anyone special? ~Kacy
  9. by   spineCNOR
    Good for you, 3rdshift!!! I bet there will be no more snickering at your "savings plan"!
  10. by   RNonsense
    "Savings Account":chuckle

    WooHooo! Have fun!
  11. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Shamrock
    Where are you going?
    We aren't going far. Man is working on his maters and can't be away for long. We're spending a night in St. Augustine, then to Jacksonsville Beach. He is a group facilitator for a nurse support group for the board of nursing's intervention project (his group is primarily drug addicts and alcoholics) who are in trouble with the board. They are having a "convention" type thingie in Jacksonville Beach and I'm tagging along to lay on the beach and shop!
  12. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by shygirl
    Why don't you tie your money up in something which has a usage restiction on it??

    Shygirl
    Actually 12% of my salary is put into a plan just like that through work. Up until a few months ago I was in mutal funds, but was loosing so much money, now it's in a fixed savings plan.

    That is the ONLY way I can save. I have no discipline. But the $20 in the book thing seemed to work for some reason. Why I can't have a normal saving account and not touch it is beyond me, but I'll blame my mother. Mom is always to blame.

    Actually mom has a "you only live once" kind of approach to money as well.
  13. by   FutureRN~Pookie
    Oooooh, sounds fun! Wish I could lay on the beach for awhile! ~Kacy
  14. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by FutureRN~Pookie
    Coolio, 3rd Shift! (I STILL haven't got your name ) However, I am the exact opposite..I can't STAND to spend MY money (notice the accent on "my"? ) I save everything I can. BTW, where ya going on vaca, and are you going with anyone special? ~Kacy
    Kacy, most people on message boards call me Tweety because that's my nic, (it was taken here by someone else) but you can call me "Don" which is my real name.

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