From the moment we booked our flights back in January, everyone felt it imperative to tell me HOW. FREAKIN. EXPENSIVE. EVERYTHING. IS. IN. AUSTRALIA.
So I threw $60 into a mason jar and stuck it on top of my fridge where I wouldn't see it (and spend it).
Atleast I'd be able to buy a few McDonalds cheeseburgers to tide me over for ten days down under.
And then someone paid me in cash for a concert ticket, so I stuck that in the jar.
And then I found $4 in the dryer so I stuck that in the jar too.
And the best part was that it wasn't in my bank account, so I never got to see how much was there, and I never got that 'well if I just transfer this hundred dollars to buy some clothes I will be fine' urge. Out of sight and out of mind, I never took from the jar, just added to it.
Ten months of throwing any cash I happened upon into a jar, and it actually began to look substantial.
Last week I dumped it all out on my living room floor to count it.
And kept counting. And kept counting. And I had about three times what I anticipated would be shoved into that jar.
Heck, I might even be able to value size my fries now!