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How Do You Roll? Let Me Count The Ways!

October 10th, 2009 at 11:17 pm



From May 1, 2009 until now, October 10, 2009, I have saved 61% of all the dollars that have crossed my personal path. Don't know about you guys but, I am impressed with myself as I had no idea! Well, I do know, ya'll will be proud too! Because that's just the way this group rolls.

You roll pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters! ...and you're supportive to boot!

This is not the house budget but my own personal dollars.

Well, YEAH & 2 gold stars for me! Like Pres. Obama's & his Nobel Peace Prize, just know that I'm totally SURPRISED!

My bank has added a new feature on tracking that I've been playing with today. It only goes back to May to tabulate results.

I'm tickled to see that number! 61%! If I wait till tomorrow to tell you, it's liable to be higher, as I just sent off some more dollars to online bank savings last night that haven't yet registered with my local checking bank's system. Big Grin

Try here (not sure that this will work)!

http://www.tvland.com/shows/munsters/games/tickleme/herman...


Tickle Herman several times and you get a different response each time!

Hermie & I will be over here tickled w/fat pigger!

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An FYI moment - from over on the money facts portion of my sidebar came this info - I knew it would be high, but didn't think it would be this high--

"In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills."

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Today has been a No Spend Day!

9 Responses to “How Do You Roll? Let Me Count The Ways!”

  1. mooshocker Says:

    Great job! Read my new thread, I think you will love it. God bless.

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    Great job. All the news reports say Obama won not for what he's already done, but the potential for what he can do in the future. Same here. Doesn't matter what we've all done to get this far. There's an expectation that financially, things will be better tomorrow than they are today...

  3. scfr Says:

    That is fantastic!

  4. Petunia Says:

    Wow! 61% is seems really high! Great work!

    If women manage the money in 75% of households, I guess I'm in good company.

  5. LuxLiving Says:

    Remember, this is my personal spending money, and not the house budget. Which means that housing & most all food is covered by the house.

    For a regular family budget this would be incredible. For personal money, it's really good, but not the same as trying to cover all the needs & save at the same time.

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I have known for a long time that most women are the money managers in coupled households. So it has always pissed me a little bit to read comments about how women need to learn how to take care of the family finances and not be dependent on their spouses lest there be a death or divorce leaving them helpless. Pshhh! As if women need to be told this! I'm getting to be an older woman, and in my generation it has been primarily the _women_ who handled the finances, as it was in my mother's generation despite the stereotype of the opposite. I think even in my grandmother's generation it was not uncommon for the working man to bring home cash or a check and hand it over to his wife to bank, to pay bills, and buy whatever was needed, to save for the family's needs, to save for cars & vacations, to give to charity, etc. I know that was the case for one of my grandmothers. .....In the case of death and divorce, it is more likely the _man_ who needs to learn to take care of his own finances. But hopefully these days _all_ adults know _how_ to handle personal finances regardless of how the actual work and decision making is accomplished.

  7. dmontngrey Says:

    61%?? WOW! Impressive. Big Grin I sock away a lot of my personal spending money as well. Not sure of the percentage.


    I did not know that 75% statistic. I'm rather in the minority among those I know it seems. DH has NO input whatsoever here. His choice, not mine. He happily lives in his fantasy world.

  8. baselle Says:

    Lux - 61%? And still putting some into drips? Fantastic! You go girl!

    Joan - That little twist you brought up fascinates me too. I think its an upper/upper-middle class thing. Although I remember my mom and some of the cousins teaching my maternal grandmother how to write checks. I find unfathomable not to know money basics.

  9. Paulette Goddard Says:

    Impressive! Excellent saving work!

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