Category: Budgeting

How to Become a Couponer

My mom and favorite aunt we’re pretty big on using coupons. Every week, they would do the groceries together, and the day started with them going through the newspapers looking for coupons to use. I saw at an early age how valuable those coupons were. They gave my mom and aunt a boost in their buying …

How to Save Money on Utilities

I used to think food and clothing were my biggest monthly expenses. Between myself, my Thrifty Husband, and the two kids, you’re looking at a lot of food, and a lot of clothes. But when I recently reviewed my monthly expenses, I was surprised to find out that utilities – specifically, electricity – was my biggest …

How to Automatically Save Money

Here’s a slightly controversial opinion about saving money: discipline is overrated. I think that opinion is controversial because most of the financial advice you’ll get elsewhere espouses discipline and self-control. The way to save money is by exerting superhuman levels of self-control. But you know what? Everyone eventually breaks. At some point, people will succumb to …