YOUR CUP CAN TRULY RUN OVER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
In 2008 I just moved into my Apartment and I happen to be walking from the store and I saw this Elderly Gentlemen and he said "Hey Millionaire" I found this a bit odd but I said hello and this Man had such a nice smile on his face. We started talking and he said " Do you know the Jar method" I said "Whaaaat". He then went on to explain to me that after he goes to the store or anywhere he pays cash; he then take the change that is left over and put this in a jar.
I then told him that if I see this change lying around; I will then spend it and he said " Put it in a place that you cannot see it and out of sight is out of mind" I knew this Gentlemen had a lot of wisdom as he was in his 80's at the time. We talk and talked and then said our goodbyes and I never saw this Man again. I count this experience as a real eye opener and this Man didn't know that he forever changed my life. I am not rich by any means but I am filthy rich in spirit. lol.
I have been able to save money for emergencies, special occasions and for special treats for myself. What I started doing was, use this jar method and I covered the jar with colored cloth or colored paper, so I couldn't see the contents of the jar and I also adopted using a juice container and I have continually been surprised at the amount I am able to save.
I have fully adopted old school principles about life and happiness and how to grasp the little things and find beauty in them. Keeping up with the Joneses will only lead you to the poor house and you will never be fulfilled. Life is about Faith, Love and Family. I am a person who loves to shop like any other Woman out there but I find way's to do it and not use a credit card or go into debt.
I believe this Elderly Man was sent from God and I hope that wherever he is; he is in good health and enjoying life. I have also learned some other money saving tips and I will share them in the near future.