Like many these days, I'm pinching my pennies more than I used to. I generally want to build up my savings, and I also want to be able to get a nice boutique withou feeling that I am raiding the budget. One thing I am really try to do is to cut down on impulse and casual spending. In other words,I am trying to severely limit the amount of money I spend on a "good buy" that I really don't need or wasn't thinking about until I saw it. Today, I put back a discount DVD, I decided not to go look for a magazine I like, and I didn't add to my pocket knife collection. Just those three things saved me $43. I don't spend willy nilly all the time, but it just struck me how small items add up so quickly. Obviously, this is no profound insight, but I just thought I would share. I suspect a little extra thought here and there could save me maybe $250 a month without really changing anything important.