I didn't know when to do this, but I have been thinking about this for weeks now. I need to take a blogging hiatus. My husband got laid off from his job a few weeks ago. We're doing fine with that. We had been looking at other options and even a masters program for him before that, and so it wasn't a huge deal- except we're having a baby in December and insurance wise we were going to wait to do school until after the baby was born, but I'm sure it will all work out. The school we are hoping to get into is in Massachusetts and I knew moving cross country, being pregnant, with a 14 month old would make it more and more difficult to be consistent with this blog. So I think I am saying goodbye. It has been a good experience and I have learned a lot, and I hope you have learned something, and somehow you have been able to save money through reading this. I think my writing has improved throughout this as well, which was one of my weaknesses before. (It still is a weakness, but I feel a little better about my abilities now.) I have loved teaching people about how to save money at the grocery store, and I hope you will all continue to do that, as I know I will for SURE be doing it back in Massachusetts (And they do double coupon days at grocery stores out there all the time!)
Just a recap of some fabulous resources so you won't be left in the dark to find deals.
Grocerysmarts- This will give you all of the grocery lists for you to know where and how to shop every week.
Here are the passports for where you might live. (And you might have family you could let know about it in those areas.)
So. Cal: g92ro1
E. WA: g99ro1
Pinching Your Pennies- I sent you right to the forums section. What a fantastic resource for all of you! I would suggest just sticking with screaming deals around town, screaming deals online and screaming grocery deals by state if you're starting out and you don't want to get too overwhelmed.
Great blogs I check every day:
Hip2Save- very thorough and comprehensive.
Money Saving Mom- I love her discussion posts. She gives such great practical advice and is very real in what she does.
Spoofee- A site that sets out an eclectic collection of deals, electronics, Amazon deals, free food, it's really an easy site to access lots of different things.
A Thrifty Mom- Another great comprehensive site for deals around town, especially specific grocery deals.
Utah Deal Diva- good specific Utah deals
Check them out! Thanks for reading, I hope you have enjoyed this, and I hope you continue on the thrifty path- it's awesome!