My name is Michael Leach. I am a self-proclaimed shopaholic. Just a matter of days ago, I was shopping like there was no tomorrow. Shoes (especially boots), hats, clothing, jewelry...It didn't matter. Shopping made me happy. It was my go-to, when I was having a bad day, or was highly stressed. But no more! As of today, I have thrown myself into an insane project, where I will go one year without shopping. And, I will blog about it. Let The Penny Pinching Year begin. It is going to be an insane year.