Drumroll, please: we're planning our first ever vacation that doesn't involve visiting relatives!
My husband wants to treat us when he completes his doctorate this spring. We've decided on the Smoky Mountains--fly fishing for him and Dollywood for the little one.
(My family would be surprised to learn that I've been a closet fan of Dolly Parton for many years.)
To remind us to save for this upcoming trip, we found this big old jug and dubbed it "The Money Jar." My little one thrills to deposit found money, proudly telling passersby that he's going to Dollywood.
Saving change is not a new idea, but we've never tried it in an organized way. Reaching financial goals is easier when you have a tangible reminder.
With luck, we will race to fill up the money jar AND appreciate the trip's rewards in a way we would not with a credit card alone.