Thursday, January 25, 2018

Penny Smart #3

This a place where I share how I've stretched a penny, saved a penny and in many cases spent no pennies.

I made a meal of turkey and rice soup.  I pulled the broth from the freezer that I saved when I made turkey pot pie.  The turkey also came from the freezer from Thanksgiving leftovers.  Add a diced carrot, 1 cup of rice, water, salt and pepper and you have a frugal meal.
 Megan will need a new coat next winter.  I had been keeping an eye on a coat waiting for it to hit the clearance rack.  It seemed to get stuck at 40% off.  I keep watching and waiting and they weren't lowering the percentage off. 
 There were only two left so I decided to just to it.  It was originally $145 the 40% off brought it down to $87.  I had a % off coupon and a gift card for $10 making the out of pocket total $59.60.  More than I wanted to pay, but better than full price in the fall.

I'm using it up!  This was my blush container before I opened a new one. 
I'll admit I wanted to toss it and open a new one several days before I got to this point.  I was patient and kept chipping away at the corners each day to get the powder I needed.  Not fun, but I have goals to meet!

We were able to pay off half of our lowest debt.  We are hopeful to have the remainder paid off in February. 

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. 
Proverbs 13:11

It's a great reminder to tackle our financial goals bit by bit.

So there you go.  I hope this encourages you to do things to save money.  The old adage that every penny counts seems to apply more and more these days.  I find it's much harder to stretch my pennies into nickles. *smile* I find it encouraging to hear about other frugal adventures and I hope you do also. 

May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. I love these posts!! I am trying hard to save some money this year as last year was an expensive one and I know I am facing a major car repai, similar to yours. I also had to buy Jonathan a coat yeaterday. Unfortunately, he left his at school and was unable to find it the next day. :( He did need one for next year. I found one at 50% off, $149.99 for $75, and I used a $25 gift card so my cost was similar to yours. Hope he doesn't grow too much until next winter!

  2. That's a beautiful coat you bought for next year! I do the same thing with my It costs too much to throw away any little dot or drip! Your turkey soup looks delish!

  3. You did get a great deal on that coat and were wise to pick it up now. Sometimes I think we wait too long and then have deep regrets when our bargain is bought by someone else.

  4. I am so proud of you, I am trying to do all the things you are doing. We will make progress together and this is why I love blogging we can encourage each other in so many ways.

  5. We have had a rough couple of months in our budget. Trying to get things back on track and kick some debt booty this year!!

  6. I do the same with my makeup. Love these posts.

  7. Great job on saving money and paying off half of your smallest debt. Keep up the good work. God bless.

  8. We were able to pay off one of our small medical bills this month. We'll have more coming with my cancer treatments and the new deductible.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage


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