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Life is expensive. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find ways to make it less expensive? Oh, I know what you’re thinking. “I don’t have time to clip coupons” or “I don’t want to give up my (fill in the blank).” One of the top New Years resolutions people make every year is to get out of debt. The people who are successful are those who take time to plan, the people who live within their income instead of exceeding it every month. There are so many places people can cut expenses. Some you may have heard of (clipping coupons, doing away with credit cards) and some you may have never thought of (all of those excessive charges on your cell phone bill).
In Live Your Life for Half the Price, Mary Hunt provides strategies for reducing your debt and spending less. From grocery shopping tips (yes, coupon clipping is involved but her suggestions and helps will keep it from becoming tedious) to saving on insurance, from cleaning out your closet and building a basic wardrobe to car buying tips, Hunt offers solid advise on how to trim your cost of living. Hunt offers readers many tools to make cutting your expenses easy (websites, phone numbers, books, recipes, and more). In addition to her suggestions, she tells her own stories. She has been where you may be now. She and her husband struggled with credit card debt, and she now makes a living helping people get out of debt. Readers don’t feel like they’re alone in their struggle to bring their expenditures within their income (Hunt suggests living on 80% of your income, giving away 10%, and saving 10%).
<em>Live Your Life for Half the Price has sound advice for anyone wanting to reduce what they are spending. You may not want to drive that old clunker another year, but what’s more important to you, driving the newest model car or providing your children, spouse, parents, etc with a future that isn’t clouded with debt?
The single greatest money-saving strategy I’ve learned over the years is this: When I run across something I think I have to own, I just wait a little while. -Mary Hunt in Live Your Life for Half the Price
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Peggy H. says
I shop online before I drive around in the car. If a store is far from home and I have something significant to buy, I call first to see if it is in stock.
Vicki F says
Favorite tip? Using a buy one get one coupon when the store has the item buy one get one. Both items are then FREE!
Tammie Venne says
I have a deal/coupon site that I follow faithfully.
Andrew Smith says
I look for coupons online and in the papers.