Monthly Archives: December 2007

New year savings

We use coupons. Katie actually gets excited on Saturdays when the coupons arrive. We LOVE using coupons. We don’t use coupons for things we don’t need; just because something is $1 off doesn’t mean we’re going to buy it to act like we saved a $1 when we actually spent $3.99.

I kept track of all the money we saved using coupons for things we were going to buy anyway (deodorant, TP, medicine, canned veggies, etc.). I will be doing this again this year, but I will be doing one extra step. What we save will be moved over into savings. So if we save $4.50 in coupons, then I will move $4.50 over to savings. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but after a year it really adds up.

Here’s the breakdown from 2007:

January: $17.70
February: $11.64
March: $12.45
April: $9.40
May: $8.35
June: $11.64
July: $7.15
August: $12.25
September: $16.65
October: $17.58
November: $12.10
December: $12.75
Grand Total: $149.66

You see, after a year it adds up to a decent amount. Enough to pay for the tags on my car (plus the inspection and emissions tests). Enough help pay half of my personal property taxes. That’s a BIG help.

Try it this year.


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