Each Of Us Are Learning To Save Money
Hello and welcome to Learning To Save Money !
This website is the culmination of what I learned when I set out to save at least 50% off of every purchase I made. The tips and tricks I discovered while learning to save money are all here for you to benefit from and I hope you will join me.
Deep Cuts in Household Spending
A few years ago I was watching a television news program about saving money. I don't remember the name of the program, but I do remember it wasn't one of those silly infomercials. The program was about several people who had figured out ways to cut their daily expenses so drastically they were news worthy.
By drastically I mean these people, women for the most part had cut their bills down to almost nothing and they were still living a decent existence. They had not really given up any of the things they loved but just learned how to spend less for them. One woman cut coupons to the point that her family grocery bill went from $500 a week to around $50!!! I decided right then and there that if they could do it then so could I.
With that challenge in my mind and the goal of cutting my families expenses down to the nub I set out learning to save as much as I could. I was going to be the money saving expert of my family; which in return gave me more money to spend wisely.
When doing the research I realized that there were several things I could do that were just too time consuming or ridiculous like collecting cans off the roadside (Yuk!) using candles instead of electric lights (really?) and making my own soap (intriguing but not for me). So I decided to concentrate on the things everyone could do or even would do. You know the simpler the better.
I started learning to save money with coupon clipping and bargain hunting. That method worked ok but the truth is I was driving all over town wasting gas and time. Not what I wanted or set out to do, although I did save about $20 I ended up spending $10 more in gasoline.
Then I started to buy the off brand products. No one in my house would eat the food, the clothes fell apart and I had to replace things like office supplies way too quick, so no real savings there either.
Next I decided to start looking around online. JACKPOT!! I found I could buy everything we needed online except of course things like milk and eggs (excluding dehydrated and/or packaged) and all of my purchases were delivered to my door, usually for less then the cost of the fuel I would have used buying stuff locally. But that still wasn’t enough for me.
Finding the Rewards
Then I realized I could shop online at places that offer cash back and real discounts as well. I was on a roll! And imagine my joy when I discovered the credit card I used to make my purchases also gave out cash back rewards!! So now I was over my goal of saving over 50% on all of my family’s purchases but then……
I was looking around the internet at one of the cash back websites I used gave you more cash back for referrals to friends and family members. And another not only gave you cash back but let you earn even more from any purchases your friends and family may make as well as residual income.
Bottom line, when I set out learning to save money I had a modest goal in mind but it has been such a real success and so easy I felt I had to share with you.
I hope you enjoy my website and that you learn a few things along the way. If you have any how to save money tips that you would like to share please feel free to contact me any time about how you are learning to save money.
- About The Money Saving Expert
- Come learn more about me and how I can be your Money Saving Expert
- Tips To Save Money
- Learn a few basic tips to save money.
- Household Budget
- First Steps To Saving Money With A Household Budget
- Online Gift Shops
- Some Online Gift Shops even give you money to spend money with them.
- Cash Back Rewards
- Cash Back Rewards sites usually offer a percentage of your money back on each purchase.
- Living Green Is the Best Way To Go
- Living Green can save you money while taking it easy on the Earth.
- Passive Income
- What do we mean about making a Passive Income while spending online?
- Money Saving Blog
- Welcome to the Money Saving Blog.
- Save Money Information
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- Save Money On A Gift
- Here are some helpful hints on how to save money on a gift.