This is Casey…
I have been a cheapskate my entire life. One of my favorite examples of my tightwadedness is this: My parents have given me ca$h money for many Christmases (like good money), and the card (written by my dad) always says, “Casey, You are so tight your butt squeaks. This is Fun Money. Please spend it on something FUN!” I then turn around and put the “Fun Money” into my savings account. I actually told my parents to stop giving me money for Christmas because I don’t do fun things with it. I just put it in the bank…apparently that is fun for me. So last Christmas they bought me an Instant Pot… I LOVE IT! Shocking, I know. But, this way, I get something that I am excited about, would never buy on my own, and my parents only spend a fraction of the money they would actually give me in ca$h.
I do all of the “Lifestyle of a Cheapskate” things that everyone living on a budget does. I follow Dave Ramsey like a BOSS. I meal plan. Shop at Goodwill. I save an insane amount for retirement. I drive a car with 200,000+ miles on it. I don’t have any debt except for my house. Do my own yard work. Don’t eat out (except for New Year’s Eve at Golden Corral because that is my favorite restaurant of all time). One time I even saved two huge garbage bags of aluminum cans for years to exchange for $8.43 at the recycle center. Yada yada yada.
So I was thinking… What did you do that was Cheap as a Mother Trucker this week? Because I did a lot.
- I ate probably freezer burned Split Pea Soup that I made in the Crockpot sometime ago.
- I cut my dryer sheets in half. All 500 hundred of them. Now I have 1,000 dryer sheets for like close to no money. How many do you have?
- I drank homemade Kahlua to dull the pain of the J.O.B that I actually work.
- I also went to the Cash and Carry (restaurant supply store) and bought 5 pounds of pepperoni for my son’s sandwiches and repackaged them into baggies and put them in the freezer. My son likes dry, pepperoni sandwiches on white bread for lunch everyday. He is weird and half his dad. Don’t give me all the credit!
So the question of the week is: What did you do that was Cheap as a Mother Trucker this week? I really want to know.
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