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    I'm in again. It's always just pennies and I'm not sure what they'll go towards, but it's better than losing them.

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    I'll try it again this year! I need to count up what is in there right now, and that will be my starting balance.
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    I'm new to this site....and love my change jar. Every Dec. 26th I start out a new jar for the following year....

    I would love to join in.

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    Count me in. My son moved to Boston so the funds in the change jar will go toward a vacation to visit him and see a bit of Maine at the same time.

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    just added .75 to the quarters jar, .03 to the pennies and .30 to the "other" jar

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    I am in for this year. I think I will cash it in every 3 months though, because I need the money to help snowball debts!
    2015 goals
    1) get EF back to $2000
    2) new cell phone $200
    3) newer car $6000
    4) house repairs on current house $3000
    5) down payment $10,000
    6) 2015 items gone in 2015
    PROGRESS
    1) DONE
    2) DONE
    3) 45 of 6000
    4)500 of 3000 and new blinds, new window screens, new paint
    5) 0 of 10000
    6) 400 of 2015 items gone



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    I'm in, one for Christmas 2012, the other not sure what I'll use it for, maybe a vacation, haven't been anywhere since 2006, or maybe to reduce debt...

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    I am definitely in. My change will be used to redo some areas in my house.

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    I'm in! While I would like the change to go toward something fun, I think I'll be putting the totals (plan to deposit the totals June 29 and December 31) toward snowballing our payments to get rid of debt. I'll count what's in my piggy bank tonight and post my total tomorrow as a starting amount.
    Every little bit helps.


    February Goals
    14 No Spend Days - 0/14
    5 Eat Out Days - 0/5
    10 Exercise Days - 0/10
    Walk 60 miles - 0/60
    Read 3 books - 0/3
    Only $300 for groceries - 0/$300
    $20 for stockpile - $0/$20
    Try 4 new recipes (Try New Recipes Challenge) - 0/4
    Make a price book
    Meal Planning Challenge - 0/4
    Change Jar Challenge - $11.50

    Paying Down Debt & Increasing EF:
    ~ Car debt - $10,982.04
    ~ CC - $11,209.42
    ~ Medical - $200
    ~ EF - 0/$2000

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    DH just let me raid his catch all peanut can.... I found about $6.00 in there.... up to a total of $37.36 in my 3 jars!

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    Default I'm in...

    not sure what i will use it for yet....will count tomorrow and post my total...
    2012 Goals

    Credit card: $917.00/ 937.00

    Room Downstair semi completion: $900

    Countertop: $400

    Deck $750

    Bedroom revamp: $400

    2 replacement windows $400-$500

    intex swimming pool for the kids

    get dh to build daughter a chicken coop

    Health Challenge 0/20 lbs

    no spend days 0/209

    grocery reduction 27.76/$300

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    ok this is what I have so far. I have been saving since March 2010 I have 611.00 dollars in quarters, 182.70 in dimes and 49.60 in nickles. for a grand total of 843.30 cents I add to them at the end of each month.
    Fern

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernykins View Post
    ok this is what I have so far. I have been saving since March 2010 I have 611.00 dollars in quarters, 182.70 in dimes and 49.60 in nickles. for a grand total of 843.30 cents I add to them at the end of each month.
    Fern
    Awesome!! Put it in a savings account soon and start all over.

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    I'm in for Christmas 2012!

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    I counted last night. Including the loose dollars in the jar, we are starting out the month with $33.27.
    2015 goals
    1) get EF back to $2000
    2) new cell phone $200
    3) newer car $6000
    4) house repairs on current house $3000
    5) down payment $10,000
    6) 2015 items gone in 2015
    PROGRESS
    1) DONE
    2) DONE
    3) 45 of 6000
    4)500 of 3000 and new blinds, new window screens, new paint
    5) 0 of 10000
    6) 400 of 2015 items gone



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