logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
cory455, marger, simplicityshines, Jessyyoga, Arash
57409 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57409 Members
417 Forums
113475 Topics
805634 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 07:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 493
Beetlemess 242
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 143
Jana - Creativity Editor 142
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 91
Nancy Roussy 88
Susan - Meditation Editor 46
Mona - Astronomy 44
Sandra Investing/HFinance 44
Dianne W - Editor 26
Ad Income Supports Charity
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#765901 - 06/02/12 02:02 AM Use cash for non essentials
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I personally find cash a lot harder to spend than whipping out the debit card or check. ( I don't own a credit card).

Cash seems more like real money, hard earned money, and I am not comfortable carrying it around or spending it. I hate forking over real money!

Since i don't have any room in my spare budget for non essentials, I make cash here and there selling off something or selling scrap metal i collect. This cash goes into a stash that I hate raiding from. Therefore, my new idea is to only use this money to buy things that are not food, mortgage or utilities.

Do you think this would work for others?

Top

Add Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Use cash for non essentials Add Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#766451 - 06/05/12 02:38 AM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Today worked well with using only cash. I needed to make a return on an item and ended up with a few dollars. I put that with a little 'kitty' i have and was able to buy something non-food that was needed.

I just have to remember not to use the debit card. Like, ever. It's for paying the bills only and cat food. If I want to go to a bar i have to use my cash kitty. I like how this makes me uber mindful.

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#766452 - 06/05/12 02:45 AM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I think it might help to put the kitty in a nice jar or container. Something that makes me happy to open.

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#767281 - 06/09/12 03:52 AM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I sold some scrap metal this week and got some cash. smile I used that to buy myself a few used books and a couple beers at the bar.

So far i like this using of cash for non-living expenses. It's keeping me very aware of expenses. If i don't have the cash on me, I don't buy it. Cool.

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#769716 - 06/23/12 03:44 AM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I forgot this week to use cash at a bar the other night. I actually had more to drink than i should have, as some men bought me some beverages. So then i spent $10 myself and used my debit card. I reserve my card for living expenses at this point.

I felt pretty uncomfortable about this the next day. Using just the cash is really so much more comfortable - i then know exactly what i have allotted for things each month.

Lesson learned.

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#778491 - 08/20/12 07:27 PM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
An important note: Last month Wells Fargo Bank charged me almost ten dollars for not using my debit card enough! According to them, I need to make ten POS purchases a month to continue to have free checking.

I'm pretty peeved off about this. I found an excellent solution, I thought, to using only cash when not paying bills. Now I have to make sure I use the card at least ten times, which means I have to keep track and COUNT card purchases online each month, before I can put the card safely away.

I don't even think free checking exists at banks anymore without labyrinthine rules, so it's not like I need to move my account.

The point: be careful if you are going to cash for non essentials - see if your bank requires a certain number of point of sale purchases first.

I could have used that nine dollars on cat food. I am really annoyed.

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#804267 - 02/03/13 07:53 PM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Update at this point: I actually have to remind myself to pull out the debit card and make ten purchases on it each month. It still annoys me that I have to make a conscious effort to do this. I need to check and see if I've done it this month, actually, since it's been a very low-spending month.

It's weird to have to make myself spend money to save money. It turns my whole frugal system on its head, and encourages me to make frivolous expenses.

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#804277 - 02/03/13 09:52 PM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Ninjahedgewych Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 1463
Loc: Portsmouth, England
I think that might be the idea! frown
_________________________
Ian - Pagan Editor

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."

"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. "

Dalai Lama

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#840749 - 10/02/13 05:49 PM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Agreed, Ian!

I'm still annoyed at Wells Fargo. You'd think they make enough money off of other people's money that they wouldn't resort to this kind of nickle and diming.

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
#843005 - 10/20/13 08:09 PM Re: Use cash for non essentials [Re: Jilly]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Some people put money in enveloped at the beginning of each month, and assign each envelope a target: as in groceries, entertainment, housewares, clothing, gas, car expenses. And you only use the cash in the envelope to track your spending each month.

Ever heard of this budgeting tactic?

Top

Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Twitter Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Facebook Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to MySpace Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Use cash for non essentials Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Stumbleupon Add Re: Use cash for non essentials to Reddit
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Jilly 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Gouda Cheese and its Skin
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Low Carb
3 seconds ago
Gear Art Project
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Photography
Today at 03:06 PM
Star-gazing – Seeing in Dim Light *new*
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 02:45 PM
Salad Time
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Low Carb
Today at 02:08 PM
Daily Vitamin Options
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Low Carb
Today at 02:00 PM
Vitamin C - Do You Take Any?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Low Carb
Today at 01:42 PM
How to get white of dark underarm
by Nancy Roussy
Beauty Basics
Today at 01:34 PM
Clothing color changes as you age?
by Nancy Roussy
Beauty Basics
Today at 01:28 PM
Natural Face Wash
by Nancy Roussy
Beauty Basics
Today at 01:16 PM
Multivitamins - Do You Take Them?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Low Carb
Today at 01:14 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames), 125 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.