This a place where I share how I've stretched a penny, saved a penny and in many cases spent no pennies.
While on vacation we paid the teenage daughter of a friend to water my flowers. The first time Chuck turned on the hose water sprayed all over him. Oops! The hose burst while we were gone and it had been taped where it split. At first Chuck was going to remove the hose so we could purchase a new one. On second thought he said that he could cut off the section that was broken and buy a new connector.
For $6.00 Chuck was able to repair the hose. We lost about 10 feet of hose. No big deal, especially when you consider it would have been close to $100 to replace our 200 feet hose. Good job, Chuck!
The day after we arrived home my laptop died. I was not a happy girl. Especially since I had uploaded all of my pictures from our trip.
Patsy at A Working Pantry has a $5 or less pantry challenge. She will take five dollars a week and add to her pantry. This is separate from her regular grocery spending. Since adding to my pantry is a goal of mine I decided to take up this challenge.
Kroger had a Saturday deal where ketchup was 99 cents each when you downloaded their coupon. The limit just happened to be 5! This is a huge score on two counts #1 we go through a ton of ketchup and #2 I haven't been able to find my target price of $1.99 in a long time.
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!