So I had to ask myself at 40 years old with a recession that was hitting home pretty hard and a family to provide for…”what can I do to save some money for my family“? Sound familiar? I knew couponing would help to some extent as I had saved a few dollars here and there through the years, but until I got waist deep into it, I had no idea the volume of savings that were possible.
Now I’m ready to take things to the next level and provide not only goods purchased at extreme discount to local organizations in need, but also to help others that are struggling to find their way through the madness that is, “Extreme Couponing”. I’m dedicating the next chapter in this book to helping the novice to get where I was able to get as quickly as possible. I want people to say, “I am now saving hundreds monthly because of The Coupon Hubby. It would fill my heart to hear that someone was able to stay in their home becuase the savings that they made through my links and my advice allowed them to cover the mortgage payment where there previously seemed to be no hope.
The thing I’ve noticed in my abbreviated time couponing is that this seems to be a field primarily dominated by females, and even in trying to get some of my co-workers on board with saving money via couponing, it has been a serious struggle. I don’t know if there’s a male stigma about carrying around coupons or a feeling as if they are relying on coupons to save, that they aren’t really “successful“. Honestly…I don’t know.
The fact is, I have found that through careful planning and creative shopping strategies, you can save hundreds…no…thousands of dollars a year.
So…I’ve decided to throw my proverbial hat into the ring as the the overwhelmingly obvious minority to see if I can add a perspective on saving that will hopefully get more guys to understand that it’s OK to save money with coupons, and hopefully provide a different angle on the whole saving paradigm for the females that choose to use my site – from a Husband and Dad’s perspective.
If you’re new to the idea of Extreme Couponing, there are some ideas that you will want to familiarize yourself with, as they will be the lifeblood of your endeavor.