We all know there are still a lot of people hurting in this economy. Some choose to turn to government programs, others turn to payday loans, personal loans, and credit cards to keep their bills paid. Personally I choose to budget, coupon, and cut out things that we just don't need. I don't want to rely on government aide if I don't really need it, and I don't want to owe more money to anyone.
I admit I'll never be an extreme couponer, but I do use coupons whenever I possibly can. I also follow the advice of many couponers out there and choose which weeks I use my coupons wisely. If you're interested in learning how to coupon properly (note this is not extreme couponing) check out Couponing 101. I've learned so much from this wonderful website!