Welcome to another installment of Finance Friday.
Are you trying to save money? Maybe you want to save money so you can move to a nicer homer, or buy a new car or build your savings account or get out of debt. Regardless of your reason for saving (and any reason is a good one), using coupons can help.
There appears to be a stigma associated with using coupons. To some, it’s almost like using food stamps. People think that coupons are for poor people. That’s just not so.
Statistically, more middle class people use coupons to buy groceries than any other financial class. According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Coupons.com, more affluent people (incomes over $100,000) were twice as likely to use coupons as those earning less than $35,000. Hmm, could it be that higher earners know something more about amassing wealth that extends beyond having a degree and/or high earning career?
Where to Find Coupons
Regardless of where you are in life financially, it’s never too late to improve your financial status. Don’t worry about what other people think. The millionaire next door (ok, up the street) is more likely to use coupons and he/she isn’t worrying about what you think so why should you care about what others think?
Coupons are readily available for your use. So get to using them gal!
You can find them in a number of places:
- the newspaper
- searching coupon databases on the internet
- signing up for coupon alerts
- contacting manufacturers of the products you are looking to save on.
Shopping with coupons is a great way to preserve some of your income, in turn helping you save money.
Do you use coupons? Take this poll and check the results to see where you stand