When you’re a poor college student whose income comes from volatile stocks, you’re destined to a path of efficient spending. I’ve been trying to cut back on expenses recently. While doing so, I came up with an idea:
Make good use of that stash of pocket change!
I have a stash of coins in a big jar on my desk. And a lot of miscellaneous change lying around on the floor from whenever I’m picking dirty jeans. I collected all this change and divided them into one-dollar-stacks.
Now, whenever I leave the house, I bring one of these stacks with me. This way, I feel good about my purchases because it’s as if I’m getting a one dollar discount on whatever petty items I buy. That’s 50% off a $2 burrito (or a free pack of gum)!
Assuming you use one stack per week, that’s $52 saved in a year!
Am I saving a lot of money short-term? No.
It makes me feel good.