Hi, my name is Angie and I have a problem, I am an avid “saver!” Budgeting, couponing and saving started out of necessity but soon became a passion of mine, something that I loved to do and still do to this day. I decided to start this series as a way to teach others the efforts that have helped to make me financially successful.
I get it, maybe you’re weary, the all too common questions and thoughts are going through your head right now…
- Do I have time for this? Yes
- Is this time consuming? Not Really
- Will I be one of those people holding up the lines at grocery store? Probably Not
- Will I really save money? Yes
Is the idea of using coupons, discounts and deals to save money embarrassing to you? It shouldn’t be, I say who should feel embarrassed about saving money? In my honest opinion people should be embarrassed for paying full price for something I am getting for pennies on the dollar or even FREE. Yes, I said FREE!
It is important to make a few things clear – of course couponing in and of itself can save you a lot of money but there are so many other ways to save along the way. Even beyond the saving I have found there are simple ways to make money too!
Bottom line – If you are saving money, you are making money.
Let me quickly discuss with you my overall saving method. This method is what is commonly referred to as stacking, however I like to think that I take stacking to a whole other level. Simply put, there are two main stacking methods and these are:
- In-Store stacking
- Online Shopping stacking
Although these are similar in many ways and most of the steps are the same, there are a few key differences. Stay tuned as we will explore these in more depth in future Penny Pinching Series blog post.
I hope I got your wheels turning!
xoxo – angie