I have a wonderful husband who has supported me through the craziness of life, as I supported him after 24 years in the Army. We retired in Indiana, our last duty station, and decided this was a great place to raise our children. I am a soccer and football mom, a Lupus survivor (as I like to call it) and simply a wife! I am raising a giant, literally a child with giantism.
I started aggressively couponing in November 2011, but have always been one to look for the best deals and use coupons since I was a kid. My mother was a single mom who taught us how to go straight to the Clearance rack, or check consignment shops, thrift stores and yard sales for great deals and items to refurbish. I continue this with my kids. Teaching them that they can still have name brand clothing at a fraction of the cost. Or to get the most of their money at the grocery store.
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I was brought up by very frugal grandparents and parents, so I still believe in a lot of what they taught me. I get told constantly "Why do you use coupons, you have money?" Well my answer simply, "Why do you pay full price?" My kids love that I use coupons, they either come home and raid my stockpile to take with them, or help out their friends whose parents may have fallen on hard times. I love that my 15 and 19 year old understand that we do not need to be greedy with what we have. But we pass on and help. It seems a hard quality to find sometimes in youth.
But this is simply who I am.
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