January 1, 2017
Stayed home, slept in. It snowed!!! A serious rarity in this past of the Pacific NW.
UFFDadand I volunteered at a midnight 5K race on New Year's Eve, handing out paper water cups to joggers and walkers dressed in all manner of festive garb (including pajamas) and bedecked with glowsticks to be seen on the dark, dark river bike path. Cold, somewhat surreal, mostly fun, and completely frugal New Year's Eve activity. Plus we gathered $40 in race credits toward my next trail run by volunteering.
My personal New Year's Day tradition: yearly IRA contributions (for the upcoming year) invested. Maxed my Roth IRA and UFFDad's traditional IRA in Vanguard index mutual funds. Talked UFSH into making a principal payment on our mortgage, since to say he is leery of investing in the market would be putting it way, way too mildly.
No money spent.