Much of the first few months of retirement involved beating back the forces of chaos, entropy and decay.
A new, $5 cell phone battery is better than getting locked into another two years of cell phone service.
6500K compact florescent lights beat back depression and save a few $ in utility costs.
Parka zippers, two-for-five dollars from Amazon or a new $65 work coat? No contest.
Like a shot of grease in every zerk, a small investment of time and effort can forestall large cash outlays.