Happy New Year everyone! I love the concept of having a fresh start. Too bad I can never make the most of it and I require a “do-over” by the Chinese New Year.
Yesterday was the last day of the year and for the first time in ages, I made the conscious decision not to go to a grocery store or Walmart in order to clear out my coupon organizer of all the coupons expiring on December 31, 2012.
2013 is going to be a different year for me. I’m not planning to make resolutions that I can’t keep, but I will make these shopping promises to myself:
- I will not beat myself up if I forget to use a coupon.
- I will not hoard when there is a sale. (Except for toilet paper…I can’t change overnight!)
- I will track my spending more regularly through Quicken Cash Manager and this blog.
- If I can make my life easier by shopping when/where it is convenient, I will value the time saved instead of concerning myself with the dollar amount.
I think I can manage to keep these promises to myself and still save money. Come back and visit my blog over the year to see how I’m doing!