saving your $5 bills throughout the year, i like this idea :) the five-dollar savings plan. It goes like this: Every time you find yourself with a five-dollar bill in your possession, you set it aside instead of spending it. At the end of the year, you use the money you've saved for either a big purchase or to do something you wouldn't normally spend the money to do. Love this. I'm doing this
The Envelope System--for budgeting your paychecks and staying on budget. This was actually how I saved up $630 for a computer and $350 for a new aquarium at the same time... then I stopped doing it. Maybe I should start again.
A Month-by-Month Guide to Saving $1,000 and Ending the Paycheck to Paycheck Lifestyle