What is Savingstar and How Does It Work


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What is Savingstar? It's another way that you can save on your grocery and drug store purchases. This program is different because you never need to print anything out. You simply create an account with them online for free and then register all of your loyalty cards. You will not have a loyalty card from here itself. You attach all of your existing loyalty cards to your account. Each week, we will publish a list of the current Savingstar coupons. All you need to do is load them to your account. … [Read more...]

How My Stockpile Saved Us In A Rough Patch


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How My Stockpile Saved Us In A Rough Patch One of the things you will learn here at The Coupon Wizards is  building a stockpile of what your family uses. Find your items at rock bottom prices and create a stockpile big enough to last 3 months until the next sale cycle to save the most money. But, what about when you fall on a rough patch and just can't afford to go to the store each week? About 3 1/2 weeks ago, my husband had some medical issues and has been on medical leave from work. We … [Read more...]

New Freezer, Paid Cash – But Where Did The Money Come From?


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New Freezer, Paid Cash - But Where Did The Money Come From? We have built the emergency fund, but that is for emergencies. It would be easy to just grab some money out of there for something we want, but doesn't that defeat the purpose of labeling it as an emergency fund? You decided to invest in a new freezer, fridge, dishwasher, or  a DIY project  in your home. Where do you find the money? Most of us think we don't have $400 or (maybe more) just lying around, but would be surprised at … [Read more...]

Budgeting, How It Got Me Behind the Wheel WITHOUT Buying a Car


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Budgeting for Expenses Are you budgeting for emergency expenses? Last February, I was driving home from work when the upper ball joint on my car broke as I was driving down the road. If you've never had this happen, it's SCARY!! If it had happened one mile later, I probably wouldn't be typing this today because I would have been driving down the highway at 65mph rather than going about 20 because the stoplight had just turned green. That week, we bought a 1997 Grand Am from a local … [Read more...]

Budgeting Tips for Newbies: The Mid-Month Review


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Newest Budgeting Tips Session Ready for more budgeting tips? Writing a budget is a chore. It doesn't matter if you are a proven veteran or a 2012 New Year's resolution baby. The fact is that it takes work, it takes tenacity and it takes discipline. I have learned a lot about budgeting throughout the years. Most of it has been trial and error. One thing that I do every month is the mid-month review. Today is January 14. If you started budgeting at the first of the year, there have been … [Read more...]

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