This year is all about saving money every day while trying to increase your income potential. If you did one thing each day that could save as little as $5 over the course of a year, you could have an extra $1800 in your pocket at the end of the year. Not all of these tips may apply to you, so to keep it fair, not all of them will apply to me.

So the other day I bought a 4-pack of toilet paper from Safeway. I was, sort of, desperate, and bought the value package. I got it home and tried to blow my nose. DEAR LORD that toilet paper stank! It smelled like laundry detergent had spilled on it. I get that everyone likes their spring fresh, but too much gives me a migraine.

I thought about returning it, but might not. If I happen to go to Safeway, I’ll try to remember my return, but I won’t make a special trip. To get to Safeway takes about 1 gallon of gas. Gas is $2.65/gallon here. Since I only spent $1.29 on the toilet paper, spending almost three dollars to get my money back wouldn’t be very bright. So I’ll put it in the special return place (our front entry closet) and try to remember to bring it when I go to Safeway.

365 Days of Saving Money: $1550 Annually (Running Total)

FYI: There is a carnival tomorrow. I realize in the preparation of it, I missed two days of tips, but fear not! Double days will follow.