Everyone has their own reasons for needing to cut back financially, whether it be the desire to save money in order to spend it elsewhere, sudden new expenses, or a lack of income. For me it was the double whammy of getting laid off (and my unemployment coverage was approximately 15% of my old salary) and sudden new expenses. Not to mention, I'm just morally opposed to paying more than I have to for anything.
So how does a girl who loves to eat out, buy nice jeans, and travel get by on a shoestring budget and barely any money?
Well, that's where this blog comes in. I'm trying to journal my experiences (I just haven't done a very good job so far) as I attempt to cut back 85% of my expenses!
The first thing I did was start "extreme couponing." With this one tool alone I managed to save nearly 60% on my grocery bill, and stock up on essential items. Stick around, and later this week I will teach you everything I know about it!