Kitchen Coins and Envelope Balances
We've had an old fashioned coin jar on our dresser for years. Not really designated to any particular spending its contents have helped with Christmas, vacations or simply a fistful of fun on an afternoon when the ice cream truck can be heard coming down the street. (yes, we really do have an ice cream truck ;)
It's time to designate the coins. We're crowning them Christmas Cash. Not sure how much may be in there already, but I'm thinking, $175-$200. There's also a kitchen coin can to catch found coins quick-from the washer, couches, purses and pockets. The kitchen can is conviently on the counter (I think I will decorate it today), this kitchen can is dumped into the coin jar once a week when the envelopes replenish on Wednesdays (Done for the first time this past Wednesday :) and it felt Great!
Since this was a brand new No Spend Month Challenge for us it's still a work in progress. Kitchen Coins and Christmas Coin Cash are welcomed additions. The coins were always there but never designated a job. It feels wonderful to give them a goal. October will continue as a No Spend Challenge. We're half way to our $1,000 emergency fund. J