Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Lots of New Year’s resolutions are focused on saving bucks. At the same time, let’s avoid going overboard. Here are my fave five vows for maintaining moderation with austerity. Would any work for you?
Groceries: Don’t gobble up every 2-for-1 deal because some foods wind up in the garbage after they have spoiled — or after you have grown tired of eating them.
Clothes: Don’t rush to the department store for new duds just because it’s having a sale. There will be more bargains — next week, if not the next day.
Gas: Stop tapping the pump for a gallon here and there while the fuel gauge needle forever hovers near “E.” Not good for the vehicle’s innards.
Home energy: Don’t be a slave to extreme temperatures, either freezing your fanny off in the winter or sweating a river in the summer. Your house’s heater and air-conditioner is there for a reason.
Beer: Skip the domestically brewed, mainstream swill. Too many tasty brews out there begging to be sipped.
Otherwise, there will be a heap o’ cheapskatin’ in my life. Present your ideas for str-r-r-r-r-etching a dollar. And, please, no bows or wrapping around them.