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By Emily Belcher
Have you ever thought that saving money could be a waste of time? That question may sound ridiculous at first but I can confirm that there are times when too much time is spent by cutting costs. Simply put, you can’t save money if you don’t have any to begin with.
Take extreme couponing, for example. After I had my son, I desperately wanted to stay at home with him. However, I went back to my nursing job part-time. I knew that my part-time employment was not going to make ends meet financially so I decided to give coupons a try.
I watched a few episodes of TLC’s Extreme Couponing. Okay… Maybe I watched a whole season of the addicting reality show. I remember a few of the women claiming that they were able to quit their full-time jobs because of their couponing. One even claimed that couponing enabled her to purchase a brand new SUV. As great as it sounds, it just isn’t possible. (more…)