Thursday, October 2, 2008

Why I do what I do

I love saving money. It thrills me. I get giddy when I get a great deal......find something great that's on clearance......come across a great rebate or Try Me Free offer.....or combine a sale and a coupon to make an item free or even a money-maker.......giddy I tell you!! It's like going hunting and when I find that bargain, it's like bringing home a trophy.

At times it can be a lot of work, but to me it's worth it to be debt-free and to be able to stay home with my babies. It's also an amazing feeling to be able to give so much more because we can afford to be generous. As a family we love to help others and be giving, but haven't always felt like we could with our budget.
There are a lot of tips and tricks that I've learned over the years (and still am!). Now it's become second nature to me. I'm finding new things all the time, and I love to share what I know. Many things that I'll write about here are things that I wish someone had told me about years ago. I wish I'd known that I didn't have to pay full price, or in many cases, even a sale price! And I love helping people find out how.
If you want to make your money go further (and who doesn't??), just try one new thing at a time. Don't let it overwhelm you. Feel free to pick and choose the money-saving tips that you like and try them out.
"Baby steps Bob, baby steps."


Kendra said...

this is so cool. I was just telling you that I like following these kinds of blogs. way to go, girl!

yeager_79 said...

I thought that was so funny as I was reading your email. =) You read my mind, lol.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how to do it, but i want to be your friend on blogger too. So, figure it out for me Mara. (you can figure it all out)