I’m really excited to share with you the first in a series of videos that I’ve been working on. One of the things I always hear from readers is “I wish you could just go shopping with me” well, that”s not always practical or possible, but I am going to introduce you to Danielle, She doesn’t do much couponing YET, but I’m going to be helping her with the entire process everything from Learning to make a menu plan, create a stockpile, organize her coupons and more.

My goal is to help you see the process from the beginning. I know that it can be overwhelming to know where to start and so I wanted to start at the beginning. I hope you can join along in our journey. This week I want to introduce you to Danielle and let you get to know a little more about her situation. She and her husband recently got married and moved into a new house. With a change in her job their finances are tighter than they expected so she’s ready to start figuring out how to reduce her budget and stop pulling from savings.

Homework: If you want to join in the Journey make sure you take an honest look at what you are spending currently.

I recommend writing down everything you are buying when you go to the store and what you are spending. Be realistic, as you can tell from the video Danielle would initially tell you her grocery budget was only $60 every month. However she’s actually spending $90 per month because she’s pulling money from savings.

I also think its important to have a budget of where all your money is going. You need to know exactly whats coming in and where it’s going to go before its spent. Danielle has a plan, but is having a hard time staying within those set boundries.

What challenges do you face when it comes to your grocery budget? Everyone has different needs and challenges so it’s important to identify what areas you need to work on.

Next week we will be discussing creating a stockpiling plan. The videos are a little long (Because I talk a lot) :) So I’m sorry this one just ends and doesn’t go on to the next video. lol. I’m still working on my Vlog skills.