Ordinarily I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Most of us fail to keep them, intentionally. We just cancel them. Maybe we start with our sights set too high, or maybe we just lack the ability to commit. Well, I have resolved to do two things this year. First is to pick up every bit of money I find on the ground. The second is to chart, to the penny, the amount of money our family saves through couponing and other means.
When out and about I never pass over ‘silver’ change. I always stop for nickels, dimes, and quarters but not always pennies. This year I will not pass over a single coin. While at work I have found some real cash — ten dollars, and once twenty. Due to the many drug transactions people in their haste drop cash and I am the benefactor. This year I will save it all.
My wife and I are what you might call practical extreme couponers. We don’t get 100 toothpaste coupons and clear out a store. But we do coupon everything. We save at least 50% on our groceries, and even more when it comes to personal needs like toiletries and clothing. This year, our grocery savings alone was more than $4,000.
This year we will catalog every receipt, promotion, and free-bee. I’m excited to see exactly how much money we save throughout the year.
What do you think about New Year’s resolutions? Do you have any; will you follow through?