Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Your One Income Story by Pat of Illinois
My wife and I have lived on one income for over 15 years. She finds ways to save using coupons rebates and freebies online. When she was in college she worked in the financial aids office. As our sons approached college she was able to use these skills to search for scholarships for our sons. It worked-7 scholarships for 3 sons.
Recommend to people that if you have a hobby or something you used at a former job to utilize that to earn extra money.
Also we only buy what we absolutely need. We use up food in the pantry and refrigerator and freezer before going to the store.
Always check the clearance aisles of any store you go into to stock up on what you need.
Yesterday found a lawn attachment that was $300 in most stores. It was on sale for $225.00. I asked the manager to give me the sale price from November and was able to get it for $199.00. Don't be afraid to ask for a discount. Be nice but be persistent. Our town has a very high degree of unemployment and most stores are just happy to make a sale.