Cars.. you guessed it, gas money -$30.00 @ week, leftovers go in the rainy day jar
Cute cupcake fabric is her gift wallet - $5.00 @ week, by adding $5.00 each week she will have a bit of money put back for BD cards and small gifts during the year.
Christmas fabric for Christmas savings - $5.00 @ week, by Christmas time she should have close to $250.00
Entertainment $10.00 @ week. For now she will continue to add to this wallet every week. What she doesn't spend should hopefully add up to cover the cost of hair cuts, make up, and extras we ladies need. For now there is NO money for clothing :(
Sew what do you think? I am excited to finish the final item in her budget kit!! It might not make a hill of beans difference but all I can do is try.
I was sharing this system/idea over with some friends last weekend, one of the GF's was so excited, she needs a set for her Sister. Her Sister lost her hubby this past summer, my GF is trying everything she can do to get her Sister on a budget without ringing her neck, this cute ring of zippys might keep my GF out of the county jail! Ha
I had the zippy ring with me yesterday looking for the right color of orange for the gas wallet when a lady approached me asking what I was working on. After explaining to her my delima (not in great detail) she ask if she could order two.....She is trying to help her Mother and Aunt with their spend money now that they are both having some trouble with dementia. She keeps running up against them thinking she is just being bossy. Well...I had not thought about selling them. I gave her my phone number letting her know I would have to figure out a fair price for us both. She wanted to add a couple of more wallets once she thought it out. One for tithing's at church, hair appointments, and bingo money.
I didn't think about using the zippy wallet ring for elderly folks trying to hang on to their independence but these really would work great.
Years before being turned on to Dave Ramsey, I LOVED Larry Burkett's radio show and books. He was affiliated with Crown Ministries before he passed away. Check out their site, they have a TON of information under the Find Help drop down box. Lots of wonderful calculators.
Last but not least we are getting SNOW!! It might not be much when all is said and done but at least the grands got to play in the snow this afternoon. We will be getting more arctic cold overnight, whatever snow we do get will be around for at least one more day, yepee!