Sweetheart and I have been working very hard to get out of debt. While there are several good programs out there that will work, we chose to follow Dave Ramsey's plan (www.daveramsey.com). One of the principle tools Dave suggests is using cash whenever possible. Well, that requires a way to keep it organized, and I've found that either Sweetheart or I carrying Dave's envelope system (Dave's Envelope System) just didn't work for us, because then the other didn't have access to it when they needed it.
Well, a little creativity and a few household things, and I made our own envelope cash system.
Now I had the envelopes, but I needed something to store them in. Hmmm... looking around our home, I spied something that was the perfect size:
Now, if Sweetheart or I need cash for an errand, it comes out of the appropriate envelope, and the others stay put in case the other one of us needs cash for something!