Bialetti coffee canister

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Here’s a real life example of how we choose to handle money. I lived in Europe during my 20’s and loved Italy dearly. When I found a Bialetti coffee canister in the clearance bin at Kroger for $5 several Christmases ago, I bought it. It made me think of Italy every morning and of course, that made me smile.

It slipped out of my hands and broke on our counter recently. My first thought was that Amazon would have one and they did – for $17.63. Mindlessly, I started to press the one-click order button but stopped to ask myself how would that would move us forward. (The price has since dropped slightly.)

If the Money Game has taught me anything, it’s that $17.63 is a lot of money.

The point isn’t that I can never spend money – I easily have that much in my personal spending category. The point is I couldn’t see how it would us move forward. I repurposed an empty canning jar and I like how it looks full of coffee beans.

George and I often make it a game to see if something we already have will meet the need. It did and it did it beautifully.

I look forward to the day when the Money Game will buy nice things for us. I picture a new car or a new kitchen though instead of an Italian coffee canister.

Since this would have been from my personal funds, I transferred $17.63 to the Money Game. I can’t wait to get back to this full time.

Today’s Deposit: $17.63
Level Completed: 176 out of 251
Amount Deposited this month: $29.26
Total Balance: $27,598.13
Our Money Game fund has increased .11% so far this month.

$551.71 is needed to reach the next level

New? Start here …

Google Doc spreadsheet showing all 250 levels of the Money Game

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