I have sort of become a bit obsessed with saving money lately. As someone who is obsessed with science and technology, I am always searching for the best deals on the newest gadgets and tech.I only look for coupons on the things that I really need and I am looking to make my purchases work as part of a big picture plan. It does not serve me well to find an easy cash code for twin peak profits that I neither need nor want. At the same time it is silly to burn up 20 dollars worth of gas so that you can save 40 cents on something. It is a lot harder to do it when you are looking at every little thing as one small piece of a big puzzle, but that is what it should be seen as. I think the axiom is penny wise and pound foolish. My objective is to be wise about the cents and the dollars, so that at the end of the day I am saving money.
One of the big things I have been trying to do is to be disciplined about shopping. If I go to one of the discount warehouses I have a hard time resisting some of the deals, even when I do not need whatever it is. I have been freezing things that I get from Sam’s Club however. For instance the last time I was there I bought a huge bag of shredded cheddar cheese, when I needed only a fraction of it. So instead of allowing it to go bad, I took it and put it into some plastic baggies and then put the baggies into a freezer safe container. The other day I realized that I had used all of the first bag on tacos, so instead of going to the store I took out a new bag. It saved me a trip and the gas money. That is what I am trying to accomplish.