Friday, April 29, 2011

You saved WHAT?!

So the past couple weeks I've been trying to take on a new hobby, something that will hopefully help me and Jaliyah. Being a single mom that's working and going to school, I often have those "What am I going to do for dinner?" days..or (especially lately) "how am I going to afford this gas?". I'm ashamed to admit that my bank account is currently in the negative and my student loans scare the effing buh-geezers out of me. So what's this new hobby I'm attempting to not fail at?

Extreme couponing.

Now I don't know how extreme I'll get, I'm trying to learn the ins-and-outs right now. Has any of you watched that "Extreme Couponing" on TLC? It's AMAZING! There's people on there racking up a $1,000 grocery bill and walking out paying only $12. I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE! Granted, these people spend about 40-60 hours a week preparing for one shopping trip and I just don't have the time for that, but even getting half the savings would be helpful. Just for the two of us, I spend at least $400 a month on groceries...that's half my monthly income..the rest goes to the $4.10 gallons of gas I put in my car. I can't do it anymore, I want to start a savings account for Jaliyah and yes I put all my change into her piggy bank, but that's just not cutting it. I want to have a cushion for us, and it just cant happen with the money I spend on just daily living needs.

If anyone has tips, websites, or anything that I can use to help me learn this amazing lifestyle. I will bring you guys along on my journey :)


Carolynleigh said...

I love that show! I'm starting to use coupons now too. Try It's free manufactures coupons and it's legit. Let me know how it goes for you.

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