Monday, September 26, 2011


The Author of this post is Herman Barry
Since the beginning of the economic crisis, my mother has steadily become more and more obsessed with saving money. At first she made simple changes that normal people were already doing, like keeping a close check on her gas mileage and making every effort to take public transportation, walk or carpool whenever possible. She then started keeping a strict household budget. Mom used a cable tv advisor to decide that we could actually spend less money for our television service each month and still get the channels we love. My mother then decided that we were spending too much on food, eating out when we could eat in, and paying too much for our groceries. Mom went to a couponing class, and from then on, she became the ultimate bargain hunter. She spends her time reading couponing blogs, she buys multiple Sunday papers, and she has subscribed to just about every type of online one day deal site there is. Now I’ve grown so accustomed to pinching my pennies, if we ever get out of this economic crisis, I think it would be difficult to go back to our old ways.

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