Today The Anderson Show’s topic was Outrageous Ways to Save Money. It was a good show, but going to the website you will find more resources and links to helpful sites. It has links to ways to save money from cleaning products to couponing.
I like the way the Dunning family, especially the kids got creativem during Februrary. Here is the video of the segment where they talk about how they didn’t spend any extra money for a month…
Here is the video on the couponing lady
MY THOUGHTS ON COUPONING LADY, AMANDA
The lady who is an extreme couponer did have a good tip of going to recycling bins to get coupons. I’m thinking that would be a good idea first thing Thur and Mon morning. When Amanda mentioned that some people have called her a hoarder, I have to agree. She is VERY neat and organized, but still hoards what she buys. I doubt that she will live long enough to use all of the bottles of cleaners she has on the shelves or eat all the hot dogs in the freezer! If she gets it for free or very little money and doesn’t need it, I would love to see her donate it. One of the guests estimated that she makes about $4 an hour couponing. Of course it wasn’t factored in that she doesn’t pay for childcare, work clothes, transportation, and the other expenses related to working outside the home, but clearly, this woman spends too much time couponing. When saving money or even getting things for free the following should be considered:
- Will I use it within 2-3 months?
- Can someone else use it?
- Are there costs associated with storage or use?
- Do I have room for it?
- How much time will it cost to save money?
It is outrageous to not use your time or resources wisely.