The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #7: Stash Your Dollar Bills

The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #7: Stash Your Dollar Bills

The United States one dollar note, like all ot...
Grab and stash those one dollar bills floating around your wallet, purse or house! It adds up quick. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is sort of a new thing I’m doing, but it is classic idea for many frugal people. Whenever I see a dollar bill (in my husband’s wallet, in mine, etc.), I grab and stash it in an envelope in a drawer (that no one but myself knows about…critical point so no one else dips into it…). It’s a simple, quick way to save some petty cash. It’s kind of a surprise to find out how much you have even after a month! That’s what happened to us–I grabbed our envelope as we headed out to an amusement park. We had plenty of cash for the day and I didn’t have to go to the ATM. 

BTW, I know some people do this with $5 bills. I wish, I wish, but I’m happy to do it with dollar bills!

~Marilyn, TFF


The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #3: Never Throw Out a Leftover

The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #3: Never Throw Out a Leftover

leftovers make trail mix
Bits and pieces of this and that make a great trail mix. Here’s a pile of leftover peanuts, cashews, M&Ms and almonds. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Make your food dollars stretch by using leftovers for soups, casseroles, trail mixes, sauces, dressings, etc.

  • How to make soup with leftovers–read here.
  • Another nifty idea: mix leftover candy into ice cream! For larger chocolate bar-type candies, melt it a bit, then mix or drizzle over the top. Great way to get rid of holiday candy, thank goodness. ~ Marilyn, TFF