So the past few years I've lived feeling like I haven't needed to save money. Not to any great extent anyway. I have kind of lived thinking if I'm going to die then what's the point in having savings? It's not like I'm going to be alive to spend it. More recently though I've started to feel like the longer I've been waiting for my transplant the closer I am to actually getting my transplant. The problem is when I do eventually get my transplant I have all these amazing plans for things I want to do but I'm not going to be able to do them because I'll have no money to. So I've decided to start saving some money. I did try to do it a while back but then I gave up but I am determined to do it. and I'm going to show the various different devices which are going to help me.
Firstly I plan not to take my credit card out with me anymore. If you are reading this and are under 18 or any-one over 18 actually and are thinking of getting one, please for the love of god do not! I repeat this DO NOT get a credit card. Way more hassle than it's worth I promise you! I tend to have it for emergencies but sometimes a nice lunch with a friend or a dress I just have to have seems like a "emergency" at the time. We need to do a bit or rewiring in the old noggin but it's doable as long as I leave it at home!
Secondly I have decided to try and use cash only when I'm out and about. I find that if I use my Debit card I tend to forget how much I'm actually spending unless I can physically see it and touch it I seem to be completely unaware of it.
Thirdly I have these three pots which I'm hoping will help. We have the Post Box one which is Classic "piggy bank" style which I plan on putting notes in. I'm thinking like £10-£20 a week, I feel like that's reasonable. The good thing about it is that I can take it out if I actually do have a cash emergency and am in desperate need of money lol. Then we have just a standard Mason Jar which I plan on putting small change in, not that I ever really have small change any more but I hoping with the plan to start carrying more cash on me rather than using my debit card then any change from that should accumulate a nice little amount. Then we have the "Dream Pot" this one will probably be the most successful pot. This one you can't physically get into unless you smash it so sounds good to a serial spender like me. I'm planning on putting £1 and £2 coins in this and hopefully by the time I get my transplant I will have accumulated a nice sum of money and be able to go to some of the places I've always dreamed of and do some of the things I've wanted to do for so long.
Let me know if you have any great money saving tips and I'll maybe add them to my list of things I should do :)