Reasons I LOVE Being Thrifty
When people hear that I coupon or that I am a major deal shopper, I can often get some weird looks. Those who don’t understand my passion in saving money think its a waste of time. There was a time in my life that I agreed with them.
I use to waste money. Buy whatever I wanted. Wonder why I was always broke and couldn’t make ends meet.
That was me once, so I get it!
But not anymore! Being thrifty has benefited my life immensely. Here are just a few of the ways!
I Get To Help Others
Probably the biggest reason I started shopping sensibly was so that I could help others. When we began working with the homeless communities, I realized how many things I could score for free that would bless them.
I decided to never let another freebie or deal go that would benefit the lives of another person. People know they can come to me when they need something.
In fact, just this week I was able to put some supplies together for a neighbor who lost her job.
I Get To Travel
The one thing we enjoy doing as a family is traveling. After spending over 4 years on the road, traveling is in my heart. We try to get away several times a year. We still work hard to plan our travel on a budget, but this is something I wouldn’t be able to afford at all if we didn’t save so much throughout the year.
Just last year we were able to go to Puerto Rico and even spent some time there helping the homeless communities.
We Enjoy YUMMY Food & Brand Name Products
When we didn’t think about how to spend our money, we would spend a lot of time using generics and eating things like Ramen when money got tight. Now, I can have very little in the bank account and we can still eat and live like kings and queens!
I rarely have to buy a generic product anymore, unless I want to. By stocking up and never running out of the products I love, I get to enjoy them when I have money and when I don’t.
This is also a fun thing when giving products away to others. They don’t expect to get the best of the best! Imagine how happy people are when they get Tide detergent to do their laundry instead of the cheaper brands. Those are the things I can do now!
It Helped Me Start the Blogs
If I hadn’t started couponing, I would’ve never started these blogs. The past 4 1/2 years blogging has been some of the best times of my life! I LOVE blogging and I LOVE sharing deals with others. Y’all have become a family to me – one I wouldn’t have met before becoming thrifty!
Love you ALL!!!
How about you? Why do you want to save money?