1. Update: Ben and Brooke do money. 
Brooke and I started our Mason Jar Money game back in February and stuck to the following rules. 
Every time you have spare money in your pocket or wallet, put it in the jar. But also sometimes just walk by and put not-so spare money in. 
Any time you are thinking about going out to eat, put some money in and cook a meal instead. 
Every time you are thinking about buying a $5 latte, put a $5 bill in and, you know, just don’t have the latte. 
Make it a competition. Treat it like an actual game. Your significant other put two dollars in? Go over and put three in.
You are not allowed to take money out or count it. 
At the end of the month, clear a table and count all the money (so fun) and roll it (not as fun).
At last check we were at $697 and today we are at $1,300 without drastically changing our spending habits. Not only is it fun and competitive, it’s obviously helping us in the long run. 
We’re getting married in less than a year and I’m feeling a little grown up starting our financial foundation while still feeling like a kid adding money to his piggy bank.
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    Update: Ben and Brooke do money. 

    Brooke and I started our Mason Jar Money game back in February and stuck to the following rules. 

    • Every time you have spare money in your pocket or wallet, put it in the jar. But also sometimes just walk by and put not-so spare money in. 
    • Any time you are thinking about going out to eat, put some money in and cook a meal instead. 
    • Every time you are thinking about buying a $5 latte, put a $5 bill in and, you know, just don’t have the latte. 
    • Make it a competition. Treat it like an actual game. Your significant other put two dollars in? Go over and put three in.
    • You are not allowed to take money out or count it. 
    • At the end of the month, clear a table and count all the money (so fun) and roll it (not as fun).
    At last check we were at $697 and today we are at $1,300 without drastically changing our spending habits. Not only is it fun and competitive, it’s obviously helping us in the long run. 

    We’re getting married in less than a year and I’m feeling a little grown up starting our financial foundation while still feeling like a kid adding money to his piggy bank.

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      This is amazing.
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      I need to start doing this. So hard to be frugal.
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