I’m a saver by nature and not an impulse buyer. I love to shop (and I think I’m pretty good at it!) but I’m also not careless with my money and tend to think about my purchases before I make them. That’s why I like the idea of saving towards something you really want.
Saving takes discipline and needs to be done consistently in order to work. So I tend to take an extra $20 bill or two each week and put it away along with an errant $5 or $10 bill. And now The Husband is taking his leftover $1 bills each night and saving them up, so I’ve stolen this idea from him. It tends to add up rather quickly and really, are you going to miss that extra latte here or there? Well maybe, but in the long run, you’ll have a shiny new watch (or whatever it is you’re saving for)!