When it comes to money, I’m the “free spirit,” while Jared is the “nerd.” He’s really excited about crunching numbers and getting into “beans and rice,” but it’s tough for me to keep momentum in my enthusiasm. But then there are moments when pinching pennies totally makes sense to me and I remember that we are doing this for a reason and that we have a common goal in mind.
Yesterday I went to the grocery store. I bought milk and produce over the weekend, and the freezer is stuffed with meat and freezer meals, so we didn’t need much, but I wanted to take advantage of a few coupon deals and scope out the dairy markdowns.
My total after coupons was $0.06. (For those wondering exactly HOW I paid only a nickel and a penny for all those groceries, the yogurt and creamer were free and the detergent was $.99 after coupons. The eggs, ham, and soda were all on sale prices, but I “paid” for them with gift cards I earned last week from the General Mills mega sale–buy 4 products, earn a $5 gift card. I stocked up on lots of cereal and granola bars for less than $1 a box after the sale and coupons, and then earned multiple gift cards to pay for this week’s groceries.)
And I left on HUGE high that made me want to stay focused on our financial goals.