Tuesday, April 2, 2013


As I have posted, my husband and I went through Dave Ramsey's Final Peace University. Expecting a child any day now, paying off debt and trying to save up to eventually move out of state, every penny counts. I once started couponing back in 2011 before I got married but it didn't really stick. It was more of a little thing that came from watching "Extreme Couponers" but I didn't take it serious. Now that I'm in a different position, I thought I would try to take it serious and save some money. This is all new to me so I haven't become one of those really savvy couponers but I am a beginner!

Out of pocket for these items was $9.54 but I received a $5.00 gift card from Target so really only spent $4.54 and saved $41.75. 

Aside from just trying to be frugal, I think that being cautious with my money is also a spiritual matter. Being a Christian I'm representing Jesus Christ and I don't think that being in debt or a lack of being responsible really brings a good name. I want to represent Christ the best that I can physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. During FPU, Dave Ramsey talked about how we are constantly asking God for more, more, more. What we don't really understand is that God is a just God. Why would he bless us with more money if we aren't being responsible with what we have been given already? That really spoke to me because I do find myself wanting more, but if I really were to look at how I'm investing what He's already given me, it makes me embarrassed. I want my son to grow up knowing the value of a dollar, I want him to understand the responsibility and importance of it. I think that this is a baby step towards showing him how to save money and be able to help others.

I don't need all of this free product that I'm getting from couponing and I know I want it to be a blessing in some way to other people. My husband suggested that I start a couponing group at Church and donate the products that we receive. I thought it was a great idea but I'm a very shy person and don't know if I am comfortable with that yet. Of course, God can always change my heart and lead me in that direction. I'm just excited to see where this new hobby will take me.
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  1. Wow, what a great deal! I've just dabbled in couponing, kind of like you said you did before. I've heard such good things about FPU. I think I'd like to take it someday!


  2. I'm so impressed! it's inspiring! I love Dave Ramsey as well. We are looking into buy a new car for the first time as a married couple, and Dave is constantly talking in the back of my mind. no loans, no loans... hehe. Once you read Dave, there's no going back!

    just found your blog and am now following along! nice to meet ya! :)