Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Best Way to Trick Yourself into Saving More Money!

April 28, 2015
4 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving More Money

Whether it's a $5 scratch-off or a big tax refund, whenever you come into contact with some unexpected dough, ignore it and put it away.

Better still, don't even scratch them off. Just collect all those $5 scratch-off tickets in a shoebox for a time when you desperately need a lot of money!!

The Shoebox of Tricky Ticket Hope!

In theory, could pay off any unexpected expense or even fund a complete retirement! There's just no telling how much prosperity that box holds! We do know this though. The more lottery tickets in the box, the better your chances!

Be sure to label the box properly. Don't want to confuse it with your other shoebox.

Keeping yourself to a strictly cash-only lifestyle for a couple weeks is a great way to make sure you stay on budget.

The Shoebox of Tricky Cash Hope!

You must keep the two shoeboxes with you at all times. Unscrupulous people might see value in what you've got and attempt to take it from you. I suggest borrowing a shopping cart from your local grocery store. If you place both shoeboxes in it and then add a few garbage bags with other possessions over them, then they may be easier to defend.

Shoeboxes filled with lottery tickets and cash, baby. That's what I'm talking about. Welcome to the modern age! As homeless as it is timeless!


Michael said...

You have a better chance of getting hit by lightning (twice) than winning anything substancial from those. Nice Sarcasm

Stagflationary Mark said...


Freezing my cash rewards credit card in a block of ice (so I won't be tempted to use it) and then using cash instead seems like a horrible savings trick to me.

The only trick to $5 scratch-off tickets is that they are a voluntary tax often aimed at the poor.

fried said...

Hi Mark,
In case you missed it, I thought I would pass along John Angelos' words on the Baltimore riots...he's the son of the owner of the Orioles...
Finally, a little straight up truth...



Stagflationary Mark said...


Thanks for the link!


Once a predominantly industrial town, with an economic base focused on steel processing, shipping, auto manufacturing, and transportation, the city experienced deindustrialization which cost residents tens of thousands of low-skill, high-wage jobs. The city now relies on a low-wage service economy, which accounts for 90% of jobs in the city.

Service economy for the win. Sigh.