Coupon & Budget Resources
Favorite coupon, personal finance, and budget resources. I’m also adding them into TFF’s Facebook page. Check back frequently or on Facebook for additions
Couponing Tips & Sites I Live By (and by the way, I dip into this page all the time because it’s hard to remember which site has which features!):
- Couponmom.com - not always accurate, but I check frequently, love the forums, too.
- Coupons.com -I check here for high value coupons before shopping.
- Super Coupon Lady - gives you the order of transactions to maximize drug store rewards.
- new! Sweeties Freebies–used to find a good deal on a specific product (like toilet paper) if there is nothing on coupon sites. Just enter what you’re looking for in the search box on the upper right hand of the page, and it’ll take you to a page where you can see where it’s on sale for that particular week.
- For a coupon insert schedule for national newspapers, see this post.
- LivingRichWithCoupons–just an all around great site that also matches sales and coupons.
- Here’s a resource for a GREAT DEAL on a Sunday newspaper subscription for extra coupon inserts (for Fairfield County residents only), check out this post.
- new! Freebies2Deals website! Great site that gives you amazing deals (called “Crazy Deals” on the site) on products that are happening right now that you can’t necessarily find on the other sites.
- new! Organic coupon finder: here are reliable resources for organic produce and groceries.
Budgeting Tips I Follow (always in progress):
- Before cutting back on cable, I would religiously watch Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s “Till Debt Do Us Part” and “Princess” on CNBC (Saturday eve) to learn Gail’s cash-only tips. Gail is no-nonsense and I love her cash-only and other advice.
- Here is Gail’s excellent budget worksheet that you can do online. Click here for the site.
- Click here to have access to the three simple budgeting sheets I use every day.
- I would also watch Suze Orman, of course — but sometimes I needed a break from the show, though. My least favorite segment is “Can I Afford This?” Silly stuff–you know people won’t listen and will just go out and buy the stuff anyhow. I prefer her one-on-one segments and educational segments.
- new! I just found Master the Art of Saving, a fun blog where you can see what this couple spends money on each week with their “Where Did the Dough Go?” series. It’s heartening to see that you are not the only one spending $10 on a Subway treat!
The Three Top Books I Turn To When I Need Serious Frugal Inspiration!
The Frugal Entrepreneur & The Frugal Home Office
I work at home, and I try to do it cheap, cheap, cheap, without sacrificing quality and professionalism. Years ago, in my former life, I was actually a telecommuting expert! Yes, true! I wrote and spoke about its many benefits, trying to help Corporate America see the light. I was recently invited by a producer to have a small say on NPR’s Radio Times about the benefits of working from home. It’s easier and less expensive than it was years ago when I started freelancing. But I want to share here many of the resources and tips that I’ve acquired over the years.
Keep checking in for more!
Thanks, Marilyn, TFF