Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Riddle me this ...

I don't understand the concept of spending money to have someone tell you how to save money. A friend of mine is a big proponent of Savings Angel . And I am no way critiquing her use of it -- she really does seem to make it work for her. But I have looked at the website and I don't get it. I mean I get it but I don't know why I'd want to shell out $20 for someone to tell me where to get a coupon. Plus most of their "success" stories show piles upon piles pre-packaged crap. And while I love my Ho-Ho's as much as the next person, I want to know how to save money on stuff that's actually GOOD for my family.

On another tangent ... is there a new 11th Commandment that states: "All Christians shall follow Dave Ramsey"? I am going to pay money for his videos, books, lectures, etc. -- so he can tell me how to save money? Contradictory much? Meanwhile Ramsey is becoming a fat cat off of all the people Americans who can't figure out saving money is better than spending money. Here's some advice for free: STOP SPENDING MONEY YOU DON'T HAVE! There ya go. I just saved you from having to buy anything from Ramsey.

If you are looking for some good FREE advice on how to save money, here are a few websites I frequent:

Money Savings Mom
STL Mommy
Freebies 4 Mom

3 comments:

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh I hear you!

Doing a cash diet is also a great way to see exactly where your money is going and having control (or using your will power) over how much money you spend after you pay your bills.

I love those sites coupon and money saving sites....another one is a high school friend of mine, Debbie at
http://www.frugallivingandhavingfun.com/

Great post!

Anonymous said...

You are so right girl! Demetria

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I do like the Dave Ramsey budget software...except that it doesn't work on my new computer. >:(

Haven't read any of his books or anything. If I wanted to I'd hit the library...turns out they have books there you can read for FREE! ;P

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