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    Default penny count

    which one is correct

    money was scarce yesterday

    so i had to save money. every penny count
    so i had to save money. every penny counted

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    Default Re: penny count

    You could use either as it's still true that every penny counts (note that there's a mistake in your first sentence) but if you want to focus on that time, then the past tense makes more sense to me.

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