First, thanks to everyone for your prayers. They are felt and appreciated.
Now onto something fun! FINANCES!!! :)
Three things I learned about finances this past week:
If you happen to go shopping on any day but Sunday and a man is giving out free papers trying to get someone to sign up, ask if he is going to be there on Sunday. I was able to get a free paper on Sunday just by coming back. :) More coupons!
I have never really been into coupons. I thought they were really a waste of time. But learning about stockpiling has taught me a lot about the importance of coupons. Saving every insert will allow you to get the best price. Wait for the sale on the item then use the coupon to get even more off.
Every month, grocery stores focus on certain items, and those items are usually on sale. For example, last month (Feb) I was reading that March was freezer month. I must admit, I doubted it. But sure enough, shortly after March began, almost the entire frozen section was on sale for 25% off (and STILL IS!). They are having great sales on ice creams. And even several of the organic products in the freezer section are on sale (even fruit!). :) Check out the stockpiling section at Organic Grocery Deals to learn about this stuff EVERY month!! (Be sure to use my username lvg4him when signing up please - it's FREE)
Three links to help you with your finances:
5 Ways to Save 90% on Designer Kid's Clothing. I have mentioned before how expensive the thrift stores are getting. This article sums up nicely how to get it new from the store for the same price or less! :)
Being Frugal has a GREAT post on how to shop frugally. And here is one listing an online shopper's toolbox.
Get More Bang For Your Coupon Buck GREAT tips here.
Three financial links for articles I have read recently:
Teaching Children About Money. This has links for every age. From 2-5 all the way up to 30's and 40's and beyond.
And if that wasn't enough, the put together a list of the Top 20 Web 2.0 sites for frugal living.
Clever Way To Make Coupons Worthwhile - WOW! This is a good tip!!!