This story about how a writer who saves every $5 bill she comes across, and in three years has amassed $12,000, is the most e-mailed story today on Boston.com.
I had a similar idea in my 31 Days of Saving article, though I suggested saving $1 bills. (Maybe fives is the better way to go). I’ve never tried it, but I’ll bet it works wonders. The closest I’ve come was when I worked at Starbucks I received cash tips of between $10 and $30 a week. I stashed those away and had over $1,000 in less than a year. Do you set aside cash for savings? How do you do it?