My posts in 2014 are finally going to start focusing on one of the most important money topics, debt. However, before we talk about what we owe, I'd like readers to join me in expanding what we save. I'm laying down the gauntlet: can you raise as much energy as I?
Fans of the internet may be familiar with this post's graphic, which I believe originates here. This is a simple, elegant way to save money, and one that should work well for Pagans. If you're the sort that includes magic as part of, or in conjunction with, your worship, then as I said, it's simply raising energy so you can work your spell. If your Pagan path has no truck with that sort of thing, pick an appropriate deity, force, or cause, and make this an offering. I will continue to refer to it as raising energy, because you can just as easily use this energy for an offering as for magical work.
This is going to require discipline. Money is quite tangible energy, and the bigger the pile, the more tempting it will be to use some of it. Depending on your money boundaries, you may need to set up systems to ensure that you put the money away, as well as hold onto it throughout the year. Here are some suggestions.