Karen Best Wright, B.S., M.A., Health Educator / Wellness Coach
Money is usually tight for grandparents raising grandchildren. It is not something they had budgeted to be doing, especially during their retirement years. Although many grandparents are still working while raising grandchildren at the same time. Outside resources are limited to help these grandparents. That is when it is important to get creative.
Couponing has become the rage recently and has become much easier. No longer are you limited to search through piles of paper ads that come in the mail box that stands outside your home. Right from your home computer you can sign up to receive coupons to be used online or even from your phone. Gone are the days of having only one choice - lugging around a ton of coupons that you try to cleverly organize. It is becoming more simple all of the time. For example click on Kohl's if you are interested in what coupons and discounts they are offering. Never spend full price again. Look for discounts on top of discounts.
Have fun seeing just how much money you can save and more important being able to buy your grandchildren the things you feel they need. Many times you can get brand new items for less than you would pay for used items at a thrift store.