I'll admit it... I have a spending problem. When I'm shopping I rarely look at price tags *hides in shame*. I've never made a budget in my life and I definitely don't balance my checkbook which has resulted in more than one over-draft fee and returned check. This is obviously a really bad thing. Now with the added cost of childcare (HOLY RIDICULOUSNESS!), our over-priced apartment, and a higher payment for my new car, I'm really trying to be more budget friendly. I have recently started clipping coupons, shopping on clearance, buying in bulk, and trying to curb my shopping addiction. It's become a bit of an obsession lately... I refuse to buy anything unless I have a coupon for it and it's like a game now to see how much money I can save after each shopping trip. I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for a big sale or a deal.
With that being said, I obviously still need a lot of help. So tell me my smart and savvy shoppers, how do you save money? I want all your tips and tricks on how to make a monthly budget, how to get the most bang for your buck, where to get the best coupons and deals, and any other useful information you may have for this desperate mama! And I promise I'll update you all on my money-saving progress!