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    Default Great idea for cash "envelopes"

    I happened upon this blog, and found what she uses for her cash system...a coupon holder. It is very simple and a great idea.
    I currently have the Dave Ramsey envelope wallet thingy, but will definitely keep this in mind for future use.
    http://learningthefrugallife.blogspo...pe-system.html

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    Thanks for the post for a pic of the "envelope". I just happen to have one of those in a drawer and was wondering what to use as my white envelopes don't last. I clicked on the pic then followed her blog to read "30 days of nothing". I really like her blog

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    Hey thats what I do with mine!! My coupon sorter was too tiny and then the coupons stopped being useful so I used the dividers to hold cash for things I'm saving up for - upcoming events. I just sticky notes to label each slot along with the goal I'm saving for

    Its a great idea!

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    im going to talk to jason about this later on today. hopefully he will go for it and we can use our bank account as a emergency fund.

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    I really like this idea too!! I have one of these already, that I put all of my coupons in. It has like 10 different slots, I'm thinking I can use envelopes for holding the cash and then the binder to hold the receipts... hmmmm

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    This is what I use for our cash envelopes too.

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    Dang... what a simple idea. This is why I love this forum... all the awesome ideas.

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    Great idea!

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    I have an extra one, too! Im so gonna have to start one of these!

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    Very Cool! I currently use just plain old envelopes in a zip pouch, this is much better!

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    This is what we do! We have a coupon accordian binder, and we put our envies in the slots Works out great!

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    I use this too - I do a combo envelope holder/coupon organizer. One thing I do is remove and stash any "surplus" each week. In case I (gasp) lose my organizer, at least I'm not flat broke.

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    i had a cute fabric envelope system i got off etsy for i think 8$ that i paid for free cash i got for joining revolution money a while back.

    its really cute but sadly the person making it, i dont think they were the original creator because they measured the $ bills before they sewed them so they werent big enough to hold an unfolded $ bill - i plan to make myself a proper sized one so the dollar bills fit in without folding - out of some cute scrap fabric i have. you could use a thin marker to neatly put the catagory on the front of each envie.

    it was also less bulky then the coupon thing as it didnt have the thickness at the bottom from th eaccordian shape .




    i also think it could be a cute gift for

    anway they made a topless envelope with a velcro seal - there were 5 of those and then they fit in a slightly larger fabric envelope that had a top flap that sealed.

    really cute - long lasting .

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    I use the savvycents wallet for my envelop system. Pretty and patent leather too

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    I am currently using a Dave Ramsey envelope wallet, but I think I am going to try using the zippered pencil holders when they go on sale for Back to School time. I have a hard time fitting the change back in the envelope and end up dumping it in my purse. Just a thought.

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