Mint created a budget for my bestie, Babe. But, it became a “it’s not you, it’s me…” situation. Babe likes her money where she can see it!
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She’s now into JARS. She used the mint budget and literally put the $ budgeted into a mason jar labeled with the corresponding category.
JARS only lasted a week, till she found an even better catch.
Her niece wanted a piggy bank for her birthday.Babe proceeded to buy out the store.
Yep, now Babe has a herd holding her $$.
This little piggy for groceries, this little piggy for hair, this little piggy for drinks (out & about), this little piggy for drinks (at home), this little piggy for babette (her cat) etc.. Once a piggy is empty, she is out of luck until paycheck time.
Always wanted a herd of piggies (sans manure)? Visual like Babe? Want a hard core budgeting system?
Try it! Keep me posted on your piggies’ progress!
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)