Thursday, January 22, 2009
Loving our coin roller machine!
As I posted yesterday. I am little short for our food budget this week. I explained to my husband how we are nearly out of bread and no sugar. He at first offered me his last $10.00 but I know he will need that so I did not think that would work. Then he suggested I check the coin machine in our bedroom.
We store this machine in the top of our closet. He is really good about dumping his change in there and rolling the coins up. We had a jar next to them that was full of rolled coins. We had about $25.00 worth of coins rolled and a bunch in the machine. He has been saving this money for new tires for his car, but we have agreed that with our tax return this year he will definatly get some new tires.
I am really proud of him for suggesting this money. In the old days he would have said....just go withdraw it! But now we are both on the same page and determined to make our budgets work. Now I feel confident we wont have to touch our accounts this week and we will have a comfortable amount of food in the house too! I will also be more careful when it comes to even thinking of spending more than I know I should...like the 30 I spent on my niece instead of the normal $10 we spend on birthdays.