I can't stop thinking about my Nama's stories about the Depression. She was thrifty and the exact opposite of wasteful. It annoyed me as a little girl, her thriftiness. She made me my halloween costume, a witch. She also made me a "Strawberry Shortcake" pillow instead of the actual toy store doll, with no strawberry scent. I adored her all the same and now I am really asking for her help to navigate this new reality. Who has been popping into your mind?
She always said, "Kimmie, save your pennies for a rainy day." I am so thankful for that lesson. I just hope all of us have enough pennies saved. Another friend of mine once said to hide 1/4 of your income from yourself. Out of site out of mind.
We usually have a piggie bank here at the house, the kind where you can't get the money out unless you break it. I love these, and you can really save a lot of money this way, especially if you sneak bills in once in awhile. Like a whole months rent can fit inside. Or groceries money. We've always used the piggie bank fund for fun things like vacation, but I am seeing more and more what my Nama meant.
Hindsight is 20/20 right? No one could have guessed that this would be our 2020 life. But here we are, in the thick of it. What are your tricks for saving for a rainy day?