There are many websites and blogs out there dedicated to helping their readers save money. You could probably find a number of sites dealing with every single topic under the sun. I’ve put together a list of my top 6 favorite websites that can help with saving money (or at the very least spend less on the things you buy).
Very recently I found Living Rich With Coupons through a blog I read written by Long Island mom, Very Sweeney, Lady and the Blog. The ladies at Living Rich With Coupons post links to some amazing printable coupons as well as doing weekly matchups for almost every store. (If you are unfamiliar with what a coupon matchup is, it is when they list out all of the sales from a particular store and then tell you how you can use these sales in conjunction with coupons to make the deal even better!). I use this site to plan out how I can do my CVS shopping at a deep discount and plan to start using them to find great deals at Shop Rite as well.
The tagline for a blog called Want Not is “having it all for less”. Great idea. Mir Kamin is a 30-something mom to two young kids who doesn’t love to spend money. Having been married, then a single mom, and then remarried again, Mir has gone through all different stages of her financial life, yet claims to never stop worrying amount money, financial and budgeting issues. She doesn’t preach clipping of coupons, nor does she thing that everyone should manage their money the same way. Mir provides some great discount codes and links within her Want Not posts so that you can pay less money for the stuff you buy. She posts a lot and you can almost always find stuff you need (or at least think you need and want to buy).
Retail Me Not is a “must check” any time you are doing online shopping. Generally before I buy something, I’ll check to see if I can find discount codes or printable coupons. It takes two seconds and I can honestly say that I’ve often been able to save quite a bit on my purchases. Whether the discount is free shipping or a percentage off my order, if the online coupon exists, there a great chance it’s been shared on RetailMeNot.com. In addition to their website, RetailMeNot also has a great app for iPhone users so that you can take their coupon database on the go.
Aside from shopping, there are some other online tools that we can all use for budgeting and just sound financial advice. DailyWorth, a free daily personal finance e-mail fro women, is one of those tools. It delivers practical tips, empowering ideas and the occasional “kick in the pants” on every financial topic applicable to women. They talk about real life issues and real life scenarios from real life people. We all get a ton of e-mail newsletters, but in all seriousness, if you don’t receive Daily Worth’s e-newsletter, you should sign up for it now and you’ll see what I am talking about.