CRAZY For My Cash!

February 10, 2011|By David Lester

Cash is very important to me! As everyone knows I like to treasure it and use it for my day to day spending.  When I was a kid I’d play banker and roll my Grandfather’s coins while I watched cartoons.  I ALWAYS pick up pennies when I come across them. And I go to great steps to save and make more of it.  I even transfer extra cash into a high interest savings account as soon as it hits my account.  Crazy?  Many people say I am but I know that being bonkers for my bling provides me with a great life.

I sometimes catch myself and laugh about all the eccentric things I do to save money.  Here is a list that shows that I’m crazy for my money.

1. I’ll always park on a side street so I don’t have to pay meters.  I know in the city where the free spots are and I’ll circle for one to come up.

2. Any parking tickets that I get I always fight.  I’ll do everything I can to get out of paying parking tickets.  I even have a meter broken sign in my car for those lucky days when I find one.  By putting it in my window I avoid tickets and save on parking!  Win win.

3. I watch my clock like a hawk when I know I have two hours free somewhere.  Last week I lost my ticket when I pulled out my cell phone and instead of just paying the full charge, because I didn’t have a ticket, I walked back the entire route and found my ticket!  It would have been $8 without my ticket.  That’s a movie ticket on cheap night. 🙂

4. If you need to buy  something to get validation I’ll buy something that I would need anyways.  I’ll get a bottle of water for $0.59 or get some milk.  I would have had to get milk or flowers anyway and now I got them off my list and got validation.  Score.

5. To save on ATM fees I will walk a mile.  I would leave friends in line at a bar and run two or three blocks to hit up my bank to save the fees.  At $3 a pop that is totally worth it.  I’ll also use Liquor Stores or Grocery Stores that give cash back to get my cash fee free.  There is a grocery store around the corner from me that has a Starbucks and gives cash back.  I get my money for the week with my morning coffee and save a trip.  What is better than that?

Be CRAZY for your money too and it’ll pay you back with more time and things for you,
David Lester
About David Lester

David Lester is a best selling author and professional Financial Coach, helping people be better with their money. David has written a personal finance book that breaks with traditional attitudes towards finance and describes his own philosophy to money that he has gained through his personal and professional experiences. His philosophy on money applies to many areas of everyday life, including banking, investing, goal setting, shopping and entertainment.