I did, however, dig out my coupons this morning for my grocery shopping trip. I do clip coupons, but I don't use many. I can usually get a better deal by buying the generic brand. Today, however, was especially satisfying. My goal is to come in under $150 a week. This is still probably high, but I have to start somewhere and that's the average I've been spending. And I have been paying attention. Anyway, I was in the store, being rather ticked off by the skyrocketing prices of everything and figuring there was no way I was going to pull this off. At the register, my subtotal was $151.75. But then I pulled out the coupons. Cha-ching! New subtotal: $136.75. I used $15 worth of coupons - and I didn't buy anything I wouldn't have bought anyway. Yay me!
Meantime, Eboo over at My Life Journey has me really excited about her new savings plan. She calls it the Dollar A Week Saving Plan, though it's not quite that. For 52 weeks, she aims to save the amount of the week she is on. For example, on Week 1, she deposits $1. On Week 38, she deposits $38. Eboo calculates that by the end of one year, there will be $1,378 in the account, not counting interest. And the most she will have put in at one time will be $52. I mean, how easy is that? I think I'm going to start tomorrow. Thanks, Eboo! Anyone else want to join us?