Dollar Tips for Writing
Until the past couple of years, I never carried cash. For one reason, I thought it would prevent me from spending money I didn’t have. Instead I just used my Debit card for every single purchase, even those under $3.00. It made it difficult if I was out with groups of people for a meal and I became known as never having cash. I don’t think it was an endearing quality.
Then I decided to start carrying a little bit of cash, especially as the boys got older. I’d have a few fives and maybe a ten or two. The teens and tweens hit and I’d have money for a day at most, sometimes only a few hours. It was so frustrating, one boy would need $7 so he’d take the ten, and the others would need $2 or $3 so they’d each take a five. When I’d go out with friends, I’d have cash, but inevitably my portion would be $12 including tax and tip, and I’d have to put in $15 because I only had tens and fives.
So obviously I needed to get some one dollar bills. I started doing that a couple of years ago and I have saved hundreds of dollars. After I pay for the groceries, I get cash back, all in ones.
And speaking of dollar bills, the Dollar Store is a great place for writers! Authors have to study the magazines they want to write for. Most of us are struggling to make $2.00 (or much less!) an hour and can’t get a subscription to every magazine or even buy several single issues of magazines. Enter the Dollar Store. They have some magazines, they may not be the current issue but are only a couple of issues behind. The writer’s guidelines and editors are still current, as is the style and basic content of the magazine.
Head over to Crystal’s Blog at Biblical Womanhood to see other Frugal Friday tips.