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  1. Go for what you know

    by , 11-28-2013 at 09:44 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. ...
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  2. It's all in the planning

    by , 08-05-2013 at 04:32 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 10:18 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 http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com. This site gives me preview as to what coupons will be in what inserts. It will let you know when the ...
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  4. My August Goals

    by , 07-28-2012 at 01:40 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 09:15 AM (C@rol's Blog)
    Food:

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


    Non-food:

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