A new year means new goals. One of my goals for 2015? Pay off all my credit card debt!
I made pretty great progress through 2014 on paying it down, but this year is THE year it's going to be gone, gone, GONE.
I saw the $5 savings plan idea floating around Pinterest (Link goes to the blog post I originally saw & pinned), and decided it might be a good way to achieve my goal a bit quicker.
Really the only rule I've set for myself as far as this plan goes is that when I find myself with a $5 bill, it HAS to be saved. No cheating. Period.
All is going well thus far (I've only saved a few, but I've only been actively doing this for a week or so now). It's almost been exciting, getting a $5 in change from somewhere and thinking "yep, this is going in my jar!"
I stopped at a local convenience store recently to buy a couple drinks (it's the only store around here that stocks the 20oz Sprite Zero). I was supposed to get $15 back in change.Great! I'd get another $5 to go in my jar!
But then this happened.
Yep. I got ALL my change back in $5 bills.
I'm still determined not to cheat, though. I figure this will just get me closer to my goal even quicker!
How's your new year going so far? :)