There are many reasons why all of us should learn to live on one income. I know that sounds almost impossible to many of us. It certainly did to my husband and I when we first started planning for our family. But, even if you have two solid incomes and seemingly no reason to cut corners, it’s still a wise thing to do for many reasons.
Many people have been hit hard by the current recession – lost jobs, rising expenses, etc. And we’ve all seen what can happen in the event of a catastrophic natural disaster. If that still doesn’t hit home to you, what about even more unexpected circumstances such as the death of a spouse, or divorce? Financial stress is one of the biggest factors in the divorce rate in our nation. Learning to live on one income will relieve a great deal of stress.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be writing articles on how to get to the point of living on one income. If you have two solid incomes, that’s terrific! But a little planning and preparation for what may come would still be a very wise decision.
To get started, get your budget put together! For more information on budgeting, please read Get Your Budget Back on Track.
Now for some other goodies:
All You Magazine February 2012 Coupon List - Fabulous Deals and Steals has been kind enough to provide a list of coupons that are in Walmart’s All You Magazine for February. You can check it out here to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for $1.66 per issue here. However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has fewer coupons than the newsstand version.
For local calendar events:
For Delray Beach, click here.
For Boynton Beach, click here.
For Boca Raton, click here.
Now, on to the deals this week!
Know the Lingo
BOGO – Buy one, get one free SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off
Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles
All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription
Whole Foods: Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.
Publix Greenwise: Click here for their weekly ads.
For Publix “super deals” for 1/26-2/1/2012, please click here.
For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups 1/26-2/1/2012, please click here.
For Publix ongoing sale list, please click here.
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