The $5 Savings Plan

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? :)