Gone are the days of putting a vacation on the credit card. With interest rates skyrocketing and credit limits shrinking, it just doesn't make sense.
My daughter and I are now saving for a trip the old-fashioned way. We've put a big glass jar in a kitchen cabinet and we're stuffing it with money that will eventually pay for the two of us to go to Hawaii.
When I have extra change in my pockets, I put it in the jar. When I'm feeling depressed by the cold weather and wishing I was in a tropical place, I grab a twenty from my wallet.
My daughter is only 7 years old, so she's putting her allowance and tooth fairy money in the jar.
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