In college, I started saving coins in a five gallon water jug. It was my "wedding dress fund". Psycho because I had no real prospect for a husband at the time? Possibly....but it was easy to throw my coins in there at the end of the day and see it slowly fill up. I did that for 5 years through undergrad and graduate school. When I moved back to AL after college, it was HEAVY! When I actually got engaged, it became more of a reality and I really started to think about the money I was putting in there. When it came time to schedule dress appointments, my mom and I drug it out and started rolling the coins. It took us a whole weekend, but in the end I had almost $2000!!!! And it was money I never missed because it was just loose change.
Now that I don't need a wedding dress fund anymore, I have changed my jug's purpose---It is now our down-payment fund for when we can finally buy a real house and get out of this condo. We just started, but I know that it will add up!
Do y'all have any savings secrets or tips??