The other night I was praying and thinking about ways to help all of you manage your money so that you can soon be at the place where we are now. A place of having fun with our money, spending our money the way we want, investing our money, and not working because we have to but because we want to.
In this video, I will show you what God laid on my heart. I felt like you need something simple and basic. This is something that Greg and I had to figure out together but when we did it was AWESOME!
We went from finding an extra $65/month to $1,000 a month just by managing our money. We started making our money work for us by giving every dollar a name. This is simple enough for you to fill out and TONIGHT! You can do this.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I’ll be glad to help you as much as I can.
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My goal whenever I walk into a store is to save 40% – 50%. I have taught you how I am able to accomplish this goal through the use of coupons but I know that not all of you use coupons. That’s fine.
Here I can show you how to save money without using coupons. It’s just being a smart consumer and walking in the store with a plan. You also have to make sure that you have your price list handy and your family may have to get used to not eating the same thing every week.
You can create a shopping list just by reading the circular that comes through your mailbox. If you aren’t receiving these weekly ads, then get on your store’s website and send then your mailing address. Or call their company and I’m sure they would gladly send you an ad.
These simple techniques have helped me to cute my grocery bill in 1/2, work a full-time job, and be a mom all at the same time with very little stress. Hope this helps. Feel free to leave comments below or message me with your questions.
The highlight of my day is reading your posts! Thanks for helping me coupon on! ~L. Buell
Walgreens was one of those stores where I was constantly stumped. Every time I walked in there I had to talk to a manager because something had gone wrong at the register. Their computers were notorious for beeping at me.
Finally, a Walgreens employee (who is also an avid coupon user) told me what I was doing wrong. Listen to my video and see if you are possibly making the same mistake.
Thank you for all you are doing! I am watching them and can honestly say that I was one of those WAGS customers who couldn’t figure out why I was being beeped at by the register…now I know! ~M. Trice
Hey, guys. Here’s a video I created to better help serve you. Before you watch the video, just know that I have been where you are with saving money.
When Greg and I were first married I took a stab at using coupons and was able to save us anywhere from .50 – $1 per shopping trip. I kept wondering why I tried saving us money in this area and felt VERY overwhelmed.
Then I attended a MOPS meeting where I heard a lady speak on coupons and I then learned what I was doing wrong. I was not waiting to use my coupons on that already low price. I was just using them as soon as I got them.
Now I’m starting to learn that if I will just wait and be patient, then a sale or clearance price will hit and then I can stack that coupon onto that already low price.
This is how I save us 40% – 50% every time I walk into the store. This helps me stay within my $100/week budget. I hope this helps you as much as it as helped me and feel free to leave a comment or contact me with your questions.
Need help remembering your all-time low price and keeping track of pricing? Feel free to purchase a price list that I created for you for just .99. Enjoy!
Greg and I learned really quickly that we needed to change our poor money habits. We were tired of being so panicked about money (or the lack thereof) and causing overdraft fees that we knew something needed to change.
I always hated those moments when I would overspend by $3 and have to pay a $32 overdraft fee. That was completely my fault for overspending but it would still stink; especially when you weren’t planning on that to happen. The worst was when we had 3 or 4 overcharge fees hit all at the same time.
So, I made a video telling you what we did to change these poor spending habits. Feel free to leave a comment letting us know what works for your family.
Hey, guys. If you’ve ever sat through one of my coupon classes or listened to me on video, then you have probably heard me talk about a price list. I have had several people ask me about a price list so I finally decided to create my own.
Whether you are a savvy shopper who uses coupons or not, this price list is still an amazing tool. It will help you no matter where you shop and to hone in on the lowest price. This is how I save the most money.
I wait until an item is at it’s all time low price and then stack a coupon on that item. This price list will help you determine when you found an item at that low price. Here’s a couple of things to remember:
Your price list won’t do any good sitting on the table at home. Put it in your coupon organizer, purse, vehicle, but not on the kitchen table.
Sometimes sale items are not really on “sale” which is why you always need to have your price list handy. I don’t pay more than .99 for a box of cereal…period. If I can’t find it for that price then we don’t eat cereal that week.
Remember that sales always recycle. If it’s summer then you can expect to find barbecue items on sale. If it’s fall then you can expect to find baking items on sale. So stock up when you find that all-time low price.