“I’m sorry honey, it’s just not in the budget.”
Just the thought of those words make me cringe. In no way am I a spend thrift, so when my sweet husband said those words to me a while back, I decided to take control of the grocery budget I am allotted every month.
A whopping $520 for food, and $90 for household needs such as cleaners, body washes, medicine, pet food, charcoal etc. This was a huge increase over last year, my budget had been $300 per month (never using coupons) for the last 8 years. We have 4 children, 3 girls and one boy. The oldest just recently joined the U.S. Navy, so you would think that my budget would have been decreased. Unfortunately with the economy being so unstable, and the price of everything going from one extreme to another, I finally asked for a raise! The crazy part is, it still didn’t seem to go far enough.
Now, before we get to far ahead, let me say, our family is on track for becoming debt free. So, the “B” word is in full swing. Last year, I left the corporate world and decided to bring my kiddos home with me. So as you can imagine, life got real interesting, pretty quickly. Incredibly, I quickly learned that we could make it on one income, and still be on track to acquire the ‘American Dream’ of becoming debt free!
With all that said, let’s get to the fun stuff…Becoming Super Coupon Hero’s!!! I have met so many wonderful people in the coupon world, and would love to get to know all about you and your Hot Q Zone Moments! On this blog, you will find great deals going on in and around Katy, TX.
So hold on tight and remember to share this information with those that you care about. You would be surprised at how many “Closet Couponer’s” we have among us, a well as those that really want to learn how, but just don’t know where to start. Be a friend, and point them to The Katy Coupon Zone!