My wife and I began budgeting in January. We’ve struggled to stay within the budget for a few categories, but there is one where we stay within the budget every time, and that’s the food budget. We allow ourselves $400 a month for food and toiletries, which normally allows us to go out to eat about two times a month. We think our food budget is a good one, but we’d like to go out to eat and enjoy ourselves more often. The solution: (no, it’s not increasing the budget) coupon clipping!
Susan Samtur, a woman who is famous for mastering the art of coupon clipping, was on the news a few months ago, showcasing her skills in the aisles her local supermarket. With a cart full of groceries, and a bill of only $9.00, I was immediately intrigued and vowed that I would learn this money saving art.
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