Money Jar System

One of the best money management system!

notion image
Why do you need to have a money management system?
→ Because the fastest way to do well with money is to manage your money well.

Six Money Jars

Necessity Account (NEC) jar is 55% of your total income. This account is for managing your everyday expenses and bills. Basically, it includes anything that you need to live, the necessities. This would include things like your:
  • rent & mortgage
  • utilities, bills & taxes
  • food, clothes & groceries
Financial Freedom Account (FFA) jar is 10% of your total income. The idea is to grow this money so that it becomes a golden goose that lays golden eggs called Passive Income. This is done by investing this money into:
  • real estate
  • business acquisition
  • stock investing (not trading)
Long-term saving for spending Account (LTSS) jar is also 10% of your total income. Money in this jar is for bigger, nice-to-have purchases. A small monthly contribution can go a long way. You may have more than one LTS jar. If you have more than one LTS, divide the 10% between the jars according to your priorities. Use the money for:
  • vacations
  • extravagance
  • a plasma TV
  • a new high-end watch
  • contingency fund
  • your children's education
Education Account (EDU) jar is also 10% of your total income. Money in this jar is meant to further your education and personal growth. An investment in yourself is a great way to use your money. You are your most valuable asset. Never forget this. Education money can be used to purchase:
  • books, eBooks, audiobooks & CDs
  • online courses & workshops
  • training & webinars
  • subscriptions to products & tools that have educational value
Play Account (PLAY) jar is also 10% of your total income. PLAY money is spent every month on purchases you wouldn’t normally make. The purpose of this jar is to nurture yourself. Play can be anything your heart desires. You and a spouse can each receive your own play money, and not even ask what the other person spends it on! You could purchase:
  • an expensive bottle of wine at dinner
  • get a massage
  • go on a weekend getaway
  • buy in-game currencies
  • get your favorite Kpop albums
  • go on a shopping spree using Shopee or Amazon
Give Account (GIVE) is 5% of your total income. Money in this jar is for giving away. There's no need to be rich in order to give. Your 5% for the Give Jar can go a long way. Abundance isn't getting a lot. You become abundant when you give a lot. Use the money for:
  • birthday gifts
  • special occasions
  • your local church
  • your favorite charity & foundations
  • volunteer work & projects

Does this work on the free version of Notion?

Yes, once you've made your purchase, a link with be sent to you to duplicate this to your Notion workspace.

Can I duplicate this template to share with my team/friends?

No, this is a personal license for individual use.

Other questions?

Send your feedback through the form below or message me on Twitter.