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#16 Shellbee

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:59 PM

I'm about to cancel our home phone line and switch from Telstra to Vodafone.

At the moment my mobile and home phone bills combined (i pay the home phone bill) come to about $170. When i switch to Vodafone i will just pay $79 a month as long as i don't make more than $500 worth of calls, which should be fine!!

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE (Lecy @ Mar 3 2006, 11:40 PM)
This may sound really stupid, but buy a piggy bank... smile.gif

Adam and I have a pink, ceramic piggy bank, which we fill with all our $5 notes. The whole point is, it's so easy to spend a $5 note, and you never miss it! Lets face it, a bottle of coke and a chocolate bar and it's gone... So, we don't spend the $5 notes, we put them into the piggy bank instead, as well as gold coins.

You'd be surprised how quickly it adds up, and you never feel the pinch of saving!

With absolutely NO effort, in 2 months, we saved enough to go to the Gold Coast for a holiday mini-break...

Thank for for the great idea!! We have been doing this for a week and have saved $75 already between the two of us- I can't believe it smile.gif I wish I had thought to do it earlier.. it is much better than saving coins because you get results quicker and you still don't notice it too much.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 12:52 PM

I decided to save all the coinage lying around the house as hubbie refuses to use silver coins blink.gif

So i have been running around for while collecting all the left over silver coins and putting them in tea-pots (i got over 6 from my kitchen tea)....soon as one's filled I count it out and deposit it in the bank (last full teapot came to $149.00) that's a new pair of shoes...not that I spent it on shoes but I was very tempted tongue.gif

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 09:41 AM

i found a great website the other day that sorts out your budget. you type in everything that you spend money on and it breaks it down into weekly,monthly and yearly payments. its helped me so i know if i save $9 a week i will have $50 at the end of moth for clothes!!!
and it tells you exactly how much you should be saving every week!!

http://money.ninemsn...getplanner.aspx

this might help some of us on a tight budget!!!!!! i might post this as a seperate topic too for everyone to see
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE (Lecy @ Mar 3 2006, 11:40 PM)
This may sound really stupid, but buy a piggy bank... smile.gif

Adam and I have a pink, ceramic piggy bank, which we fill with all our $5 notes. The whole point is, it's so easy to spend a $5 note, and you never miss it! Lets face it, a bottle of coke and a chocolate bar and it's gone... So, we don't spend the $5 notes, we put them into the piggy bank instead, as well as gold coins.

You'd be surprised how quickly it adds up, and you never feel the pinch of saving!

With absolutely NO effort, in 2 months, we saved enough to go to the Gold Coast for a holiday mini-break...

What an excellent idea!!! You're so right, you don't miss $5 notes!!
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