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  1. Go for what you know

    by , 11-28-2013 at 08:44 PM
    Seeing my first episode of Extreme couponing and I was hooked. I brought all the trappings. The binder, baseball sleeves to keep my coupons in. Tracking sales (or at least trying to). Joining blogs, reward cards and just about anything to stretch a dollar. I also have been tracking how much I am saving. I mean right down to the paper and ink I use to print out my coupons. I must be doing something wrong.

    I have always lived frugal. The majority of my frugal was a necessity. ...
  2. It's all in the planning

    by , 08-05-2013 at 03:32 PM
    I must admit that I feel very foolish. I have not been living up to my full potential in the savings department. Before, when I would go shopping I would just buy everything, hand over my card, then the coupons. Not any more. Now I break up my purchases into different transactions to maximize my saving.

    Just yesterday, I was at Walgreen's. I had 5 different transactions(I also try to go when it is less crowded, first thing in the morning or late in the evening). Tone/Dial ...
  3. A change is coming

    by , 02-11-2013 at 09:18 PM
    I have revised my current budget. Here are some of the tools I use to help the pocess.
    1, I don't spend as much time with couponing. Ijust cut the ones i need. The rest I donate to my job, friends and the local Dollar General has a box you can put your unwanted coupons in. Plus I do not buy the paper like I use to.

    2. I subscribe to This site gives me preview as to what coupons will be in what inserts. It will let you know when the ...
  4. My August Goals

    by , 07-28-2012 at 12:40 PM
    I have some money goals and need to keep motivated.

    I need $800 for car repairs
    I need to purchase and set up a wifi hotspot for daughters computer

    To make this goal i need to earn/save about $30 every day in the month of August. I can do this easily BUT I must stay motivated and DO IT.
  5. The Best Time To Buy...July

    by , 05-23-2012 at 08:15 AM (C@rol's Blog)

    Hot dogs
    Ground beef
    Hamburger and hot dog buns
    Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, relish)
    Salad dressing
    Ice cream
    Bottled water
    Iced tea mix and bags


    Grill supplies (charcoal, lighter fluid)
    Party supplies (disposable plates, cups, napkins and utensils)
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