There are two approaches to balancing a budget: making more money or making your money do more. I reside in the second school of thought. I value my time; I don’t want to spend any more time than I have to trying to make money. In this economy, it is becoming more difficult to make that budget balance, but together, we can share tips and tricks to save money and get back more of our time.
I have a lot of friends who think I am cheap. My nickname is The Coupon Queen. I am a deal finder, plain and simple. It hurts my brain to pay full price for things. There is almost always a way to get things for less. I have cut the cost of my groceries, clothing, my cable bill and much much more.
I’m a big believer in trying to save for things we need. I hate budgeting. It’s too much of a pain for most people to maintain a specific budget for everything. I also hate shopping for most things. Groceries would be the exception to that, because I am playing a game with the grocery store: how much of their stuff can I get with as little cash as possible? That’s a fun game.
Look at your money as a valuable asset. Would you let someone come into your house and steal your money or you stuff? Then why on earth would you let the companies you do business with do it? Something to think about as we move forward.