Until one week when I didn't get to the bank. All week. In a pinch, I went back to using the plastic and all the good habits I'd developed by using cash went out the window. For months. While there was no need for a total intervention, it sure wasn't our best case scenario.
After meaning well but still not consistently hitting an ATM to get back to "cash only", I finally committed to start back to it for the new year. To motivate and inspire me, I went online and looked for a wallet that would be more friendly to the cash only system. I hated digging through envelopes or recounting wads of bills or dumping change in the bottom of my purse. And viola! I found this fantastic wallet from SavvyCents!
I love pretty much everything about this wallet - from the spiffy patent leather look to the multiple pockets for cash categories to the outside zipper pocket for my change! It has made using cash again easy and a little bit more fun. I have a section for groceries, eating out, entertainment, martial arts snacks (Yes. I am that chick who used my debit card for a $.75 water. Often. The girl at the counter is going to LOVE me now!), and miscellaneous, along with a bonus pocket just for my receipts. This bonus pocket nearly guarantees my happy marriage as my husband will no longer find chewed gum in a crumpled up receipt in the great abyss that is my purse. Last week I was able to come in UNDER budget - mainly because the novelty of my awesome new wallet made me want to keep a little cash in it just to admire. :)
The only downside to this wallet is that it doesn't come in red (my favorite color) and it has a sort of funky, new wallet smell to it. But the smell is nearly gone and black is so slimming, I hardly can complain!
So here's to the new year of cash!
|Ain't it purdy? If only it came in red...|
|Many slots for neglected plastic.|
|Dividers for my cash categories! Genius!|