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31 Days to Saving Sensibly

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Where Do You Get All Those Coupons?

Did you decide on how you wanted to organize and store your coupons? Good! Now let’s talk about where you find ’em.1. NewspapersI buy several copies of the newspaper each week depending on how many coupon inserts will be in the paper or how interested I am in the coupons that should be in the inserts (coupons are slightly different by region). At the first of the month, I generally buy 4 papers. On weekends with a major holiday, I don’t buy any. (Did you know that on weekends with a major holiday there are no coupon inserts? Well now you do!)Want to find out how many inserts are slated to be in the paper each week? Check out Sunday Coupon Preview by clicking the picture below.2. Coupon WebsitesIf you don’t want the hassle of buying newspapers every weekend, you can also print coupons online. Coupon outlets like RedPlum and Smartsource (who…

Organizing Your Coupons

OK guys, I’m back with my first “official” 31 Days post. I did notice that I have some new friends following along and I cannot tell you how excited that makes me. I can’t wait to get to know all of you. Which brings me to a little housekeeping: If at any time you have a question, please, please, please leave a comment and I’ll be glad to answer you directly. My goal is to do maybe a weekly wrap up where I answer reader questions, so keep ’em coming!Today, before we even talk about coupons and savings, I want you to focus on how you’re going to keep all of that free money (because yes, coupons are free money!) organized.Luckily, you have options. Let’s take a look:1. The Traditional Accordion FileThis type of organizing is great if you don’t plan on clipping every coupon in the universe (and that’s totally OK!) or…

31 Days To Saving Sensibly

Last year around this time I set a goal for myself. I promised myself that I would participate in The Nester’s 31 days of Blogging series and write for 31 straight days – the entire month of October. Lately, our lives have been kind of crazy and I have to tell you that I’m more than a little afraid to undertake this challenge right now, but I’m going to do it anyway. I just need one little thing from you – encouragement. I’m a bit…daunted. But I think I can do it if you all are with me. You’re with me right? ;)Now, on to my topic. I have a not-so-secret secret. I’m one of those crazy coupon ladies you see on TV, only without the TV production crew, coupon fraud and house full of products I’ll never use. Intrigued? Keep reading.Here’s the thing: What you see on TV is…