Hi, and welcome to Save the Coupons! I wanted to take a minute to tell you a little about myself. My name is Lesley and I am a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful kids, Emma (5 1/2), Madelyn (3 1/2) and Elliot 2. I have recently taken over Save the Coupons. I started couponing seriously when our family’s finances became very tight.
Not so long ago, our family went from a 2 income household with no kids to a 1 income household with 3 kids and we had to readjust. My husband and I had accumulated debt on our own, and my old business struggled when the economy plummeted, leaving me with even more debt. When we were buried up to our eyeballs, I knew I had to do something. Going out and getting a job didn’t make sense with 3 little kids. Everything I’d bring home would go to pay for childcare, so I began to look for a way to cut our expenses….and boy have our lives changed. We are still working hard to pay off our debt, but by changing how we shop, we were able to both pay down debt and begin to put money back into our savings.
Couponing, and frugal shopping literally saved our lives. In the past year and a half we’ve cut our expenses by over 60%, we no longer live in fear that we can’t pay our bills, and we live richer lives. We are truly blessed with everything we need and we have plenty to donate to those less fortunate. I am honored to share our journey with you, and I hope you will share yours as well.