I don't normally do New Year's Resolutions, but I have two this year:
1. To finish my Graduate Diploma. This shouldn't be a problem - I only have one unit to go! So far I have a credit average, I'd like to finish on a high note and get a distinction or high distinction.
2. To simplify and de-clutter my life. This one has a lot of facets. I want to save money, or rather, I want to spend money on home improvements to make our life better, rather than 'stuff'. I also want to consume less 'stuff' from an environmental point of view, and health-wise, to make more food from scratch.
An excellent and thrifty habit I have gotten into lately is making popcorn on the stove.
For a while I was using the packaged microwave popcorn, but ugh, have you ever looked at an ingredients list? Yuck. It also costs a couple of dollars a bag. For $2.50 I can buy a kilo of popcorn kernels. That's enough to make a LOT of popcorn.
The kids love it too! Sure, air-popped popcorn would be healthier, but a bit of oil and salt won't kill me - at least I know what's in it.