Why Do You Coupon?
Last week I talked about how I get annoyed by Unnecessary Expenses. We got a great discussion going, thanks everyone for your feedback.
This week I thought a lot about lasts weeks post and I wondered, why do I get annoyed by little expenses? Better yet what is my motivation for couponing? Guess what? I don’t HAVE TO coupon. We could go back to paying $500-600 a month for groceries and we would get by just fine.
In our classes we talk about three reasons we coupon:
1. Makes it easy to help others
2. To get things for free
3. So we can shop from our stockpiles
Ever played the what if we won $1 million in the lottery? We do not even play the lottery, but sometimes my DH and I talk about what we would do if we had $1 million. I have been known to say, I think I would still coupon if we had $1 million. WHAT? Yep you heard it.
I would still coupon if I had $1 million.
I could go on and on about my childhood experiences that have shaped me into the frugal person I am today, but I want to keep your interest here. This is the BOTTOM LINE.
I would rather have the money in my pocket or better yet in my investments! We could pay full price for our groceries, dine out more often, take more trips. I could get my hair and nails done more often, drive a nicer car, live in a bigger house, buy finer clothing.
But I would rather have the peace of mind that comes with knowing we are financially comfortable. Besides we have goals to get to that $1 million someday and it is not going to be by winning the lottery. It is also not going to be by spending all of our extra money. It will be by investing wisely and living FRUGAL. Waste not, want not.
On a side note: My DH loves Warren Buffett, and so do I. He is one of Americas most successful investors and his net worth is over $62 Billion. Do you know what else he is known for? Being FRUGAL! Yup. He is worth $62 Billion and he still continues to live a Frugal lifestyle. I have to say that the Frugal lifestyle he lives is HUGE part of the reason he is so successful.
One more reason I coupon and would still do it if I had $1 millon is I like it! It is fun. I love the thrill of getting a good deal.
Now I know each of you come from different situations and may have different motivations for couponing. So I want to know.