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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Book Review - Couponing For The Rest of Us: The Not So Extreme Guide To Saving More by Kasey Knight Trenum


Shop savvy, save money, and still have a life!
Kasey Knight Trenum knows what it's like firsthand. When her family's finances were in a tailspin, she gritted her teeth and gave in to the need to save. In Couponing for the Rest of Us she shows you how she learned to save hundreds of dollars every month and offers time-saving tips and tricks you can easily implement in your busy life. You'll discover:

· where to find coupons for what your family eats
· how to reinvent your shopping strategy
· how to make grocery shopping less stressful--even fun!
· and much more

If you want to save money and time, this book is a gold mine.

"Prepare to be surprised by how easy it really is to slash your grocery budget by 50 to 70 percent consistently, week after week! Kasey takes you from start to finish using her uniquely simple strategies. You'll go step-by-step, from collecting coupons to getting organized to understanding store policies and secrets for how to maximize your savings--just like a pro!"--Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and founder of Debt-Proof Living, author of 7 Money Rules for Life


I've always loved the idea of couponing. I can see the benefits, I know how they work, I just have never been able to really get into using them.  But after reading Kasey Trenum's book, "Couponing For The Rest of Us," I think I just might be able to dive into the couponing trend and be successful.

Trenum breaks down the hows and whys of couponing in language that anyone can understand. She shows the reader how coupons work, how the stores who accept the coupons use them, and probably my favorite part of Trenum's plan - how coupons can work for helping out others. She shows how the popular activity can help families to better prepare themselves for hard times, but she also shows how the excess products that are purchased can go to help those in need.

Trenum also includes her personal story of how couponing has helped her family as well as stories of others she has helped along the way.

This is an enjoyable book to read, and one that will be useful for many years to come as well.  What a great gift to a newlywed couple or someone just starting out on their own this book would be!


Kasey Knight Trenum hosts Time 2 $ave /Time 2 Give, a frugal and couponing blog (www.time2saveworkshops.com), and conducts Time 2 $ave workshops frequently. Her weekly column can be read in Scripps newspapers nationwide, her work has been featured in Parade magazine and All You magazine, and she has been interviewed on HNL's Making It in America and NPR's All Things Considered. She has a personal passion for seeing women, men, and families find financial freedom, be empowered to improve their lives, and become purposeful givers. She and her husband and children live in Tennessee.

My thanks to Revell Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

Available May 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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