Sunday, August 3, 2008

What do you do to save money?

I have been told by friends that I’m a penny pincher, by family that I’m cheap (you know family can call you that) -- but I prefer to be known as frugal. I try to save money at every turn and at times I’m sure I can get on people’s nerves including my husband, but at the end of the day he’s grateful to have someone like me.

When shopping for groceries, I always use coupons and never buy anything at full price, buy one, get one free, love it! We have our mortgage at a low interest rate and even have a summer home that we are building little by little as the money comes in. As far as the electricity I never keep lights on, that’s one of my pet peeves and will turn it off as soon as someone leaves the room -- my stepdaughter’s favorite line is “I’m going back in there.”

We also keep our credit cards as low as possible and keep our credit score up to try to get the best rate we can. We never go out to a restaurant, just cannot afford to, we want to spend that money elsewhere, more wisely. As far as shopping for clothes we try to keep that to a minimum and always buy what’s on sale. I really don’t think I’ve paid full price for anything in a long time.

I have seen to many friends and family with financial trouble and it can destroy families. It is so sad that a family can fall apart because of financial wows, but I know for myself when we do get into a crunch financially (and I don’t care how careful you are with money we all get there now and again) we seem to argue a bit more. So if you’re having trouble getting your finances together or need some tips on saving why don’t you visit Bills IQ -- it’s a place to start, maybe they can help you out. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it -- Bills IQ can help with all your financial needs:


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1 comment:

jj-momscashblog said...

Hi Merydith, I noticed that you had stopped by my place and I wanted to come over to your site and check you out. I love your artwork. I've spent far too much time here looking at all of your gorgeous clay plaques and wall hangings. I love the purple Chinese Dog...I'm an artist also. My first love is watercolor but lately I've been trying alot of mixed medium,I think I would love trying polymer clay. I use to own an Emporium a couple years back and I'll tell you your purple, and your green dragonfly would of sold great at the shop. In fact they look like some of our merchandise we would order...luv it. I best get back to your post,I have never been a penny saver and never even thought about coupons. But lately it is something that I have been doing. Great post and great art,I will be back. If you get a chance please stop by my place and give me a shout out or an opinion if you want. See ya JJ

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