A nice car:
Chevy, EN V Electric (future)
I spent a lot of time in the military. Veterans sorta smile and look at me as a goof off when they learn I spent 8 years’ service as E-3 and below, which I did. I tell people I am the best at cleaning toilets (Toilets & Latrines in the USAF, Heads in the USMC & USN) The 8 years is because I started at the bottom in three branches of service. LOL
Somewhere along the line very early when I was promoted and received a $20 a month raise, we decided to continue our lives without the raise and buy a bond a month. To start with we bought a $25 bond, then the next promotion $50 bond. It became a habit. The first house we bought, the bonds made the down payment.
Then later in life we decided to buy the grand kids bonds for Christmas. We let them see the bond then took it back and put in our safe. They knew the bonds would be theirs at HS or College Graduation. We evened the amount out when each one took their bonds.
There is one drawback to US Bonds. When cashing them in you must sit and fill out name and address & sign each one. If you are doing 50 or a hundred you are there a long time.
Aside from that, it was the best way I could figure to save each payday. In a savings account it was too easy to withdraw and buy something on the spur of the moment. It worked for us.
My job was operating and repairing IBM machines and the bonds were all IBM cards I could take them to work and make a list of them and keep a running total.
Taken from a collection of notes left in milk bottles for the milkman, Enjoy: