Sunday, January 8, 2017

Annual coupon savings

I don't track every cent spent, but I do track coupon savings! It's an obsession. It's a game. It makes me happy to see what a few minutes of clipping coupons can bring in savings!

So, the final tally, for 2016, is a savings of.....$1,527.99! I am pretty proud of that.

While it is a lower amount than previous years, It is a huge amount. (As recent empty nesters, we aren't spending as much, therefore we aren't using as many coupons!)

Recent years tallys look like this:
2015~ $2,379.18
2014~ $2,366.29
2013~ $1,865.28
2012~ $1,468.99
2011~ $1,656.51
2010~ $1,053.92

Here's to big savings in 2017! (and little spending!)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 financial goals

Goal #1 Pay -at least- an extra $1000 per month, towards the mortgage principal balance

Goal #2 Keep weekly expenses under $100 (gas, groceries, mad money, great deals etc)

Goal #3 Contribute an extra $100 per month to IRA (currently have automatic contibutions taken from my paychecks)

Goal #4 Deposit an extra $50 per month into savings (currently have an automatic deposit of $100 monthly)

Goal #5 Save an additional $300 towards summer road trip.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Adventures in frugal Vegan cooking-tofu

Tofu Scramble...yum!

Such a easy, fast meal! I can take about 15 minutes, and have about 6 meals ready to go! 
I used medium tofu, tomatoes, zucchini, onion, spinach, red and yellow bell peppers and spices. Added with a side of roasted potatoes, it is a delicious frugal meal!