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I know that many hearts are heavy today. My prayer is that families would grow stronger as they remember the joy of having each other. In a small way I hope that couponing and saving money has helped in that. I know for my family all the money I have saved over the years allowed me stay home with my girls. There are so many moments that I am thankful I didn’t miss, and looking at them know I’m incredibly thankful that we were able to make it work.
To be honest, saving and couponing isn’t really easy and glamorous for most of us. The TV shows make it out to look like a game, and while it’s fun it is also a stressful necessity for most families. How do you feed your family on a set budget and still get fresh produce, meat, milk and other items? How to fight inflation on products (up almost 5-10% on some items in the last year) and not have an increase in budget? How to find the time to do couponing in the first place?
As you spend time reflecting this weekend on your family, kids and friends. I want us to all take a few minutes and remember why we started saving. There may be a few of you that started just because it was fun and you didn’t need to save, but I suspect most of you started because you needed to.
Today instead of sharing our haul for the week I would love it if we shared how your saving has helped or changed your family and others in the last year.