6 Squirrely Ways to Save
The Emergency Owl
Stashing small change in a sealed money box will mean that you can do and buy things your friends can't. How would you like to have enough money to go to a concert by a favourite group, to attend a big sporting event, or even to leave home? Imagine being able to afford a beautiful formal dress, forbidden make-up, a mobile phone, or modeling photos. You name it. It can be yours. All you need to do is set a few rules.
Being successful with your money box means putting a system in place.
You can save up money even faster if you ask your parents for help. There are two different requests you can make:
Creating a Money Box
It is important to use a sealed money box. This way, you are protecting it from secret raids by your siblings and parents. A cheap way of making a sealed money box is to recycle a Milo/coffee tin. (You might have to ask your dad or older brother to help you to create the coin slot.) Alternatively, you can buy a cheap money box from a discount shop for $2 to $3. To prevent someone from stealing your money box, you might want to deposit your money into an object that doesn't look like a money box, such as an old basketball with a secret opening. You can also keep multiple money boxes and label them for each purpose (make-up, hot date, movies, schoolies week).
Money boxes can help you to accomplish your dreams. All you need to do is put a savings system in place and then deposit a small amount of money into a secure money box on a regular basis. If you do this over a period of time, you will surprise yourself with how much money you can save. Just imagine what you could do with this big pile of money!
Fiona Lippey calls herself the Miser Extraordinaire and edits "The Secrets to Saving Money in Australia." 5100+ easy ways to reduce your living expenses. Go to www.simplesavings.com.au for your free newsletter
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