Hi Friend! I’m Kati!
Do you wear a lot of hats each day? Me too! Each day I am a wife, mom of 4 children, teacher of same children (we homeschool), blogger, sister, friend, and most importantly the daughter of a loving and gracious God.
My mission here at True Couponing is to help you save time while you save money.
I fully believe that there’s nothing worse than spinning your wheels thinking you’re going to save more money, only to find that it didn’t work and your time (and effort) was fruitless.
I started writing True Couponing in 2010 because my husband had just experienced a large pay cut and we needed to figure out ways to stretch our money. Since I love math (I have an accounting degree and I’m a homeschool mom), figuring out how to maximize coupon usage was like a game to my brain, sharing those same deals here encouraged my friends to shop with purpose and made it actually fun to go to the grocery store.
Being confronted with a scary decision of whether we should pay the mortgage or feed our children wasn’t a fun thing to live through.
Frustrated that we had landed in this dire situation, despite being two college graduates with solid heads on our shoulders forced us to reevaluate our future.
As a trained accountant (before I was a mom) I knew how to manage millions of dollars of fixed assets and payroll, there was no excuse for our own money to be so out of control. We had a boatload of credit card debt, two car payments, we owed more on our home than it was worth and we had no savings.
Now, years later, we’ve paid off more than $15,000 of debt, we drive paid-for cars and our home is worth more than we owe.
That horrible pay cut back in 2009, set our world along a different path than we ever imagined. And what we thought was going to be a road filled with destruction and despair actually resulted in strengthening our marriage, enhancing our parenting, and ultimately, growing our faith. We wouldn’t change it for the world.
In the last 8 years of blogging, the concept of “True Couponing” has also changed into something different also.
It’s the opposite of Extreme Couponing as so many mistakingly call it. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I still save extreme amounts of money for my family. But I save in creative and realistic ways that are the opposite of the definition of “extreme”. My friends call it “realistic” couponing because it is a system easy enough for me to use while I was homeschooling four different grades, cheering on my kids at sporting events, keeping up with the house (and wife responsibilities) and working on this blog.
So the “true” goal became saving money for my own family in order to make it easy to bless others out of our abundance.
To sum it all up: James and I are trying to be the best stewards of what God has given our family. Couponing has been such a blessing to our finances that it became my passion to help others learn how to easily save money, too!
If this is your first time visiting, I’d love for you to get to know me better! I have two weekly segments on my local Fox TV Station every Sunday morning. You can watch prior segments with my money-saving tips here.
I’ll be honest, I drink a lot of coffee each day, so I put together my best tips for saving money on K-cups, I feel like I’m cheating when I go to the mailbox each day to find the free annual magazine subscriptions and my friends always ask how I earn a free tank of gas each month.
One last thing, I truly love to hear from my readers! You can reach me personally by commenting at the bottom of any article on this site, or by filling out the “Contact Me” form to send me an email.
WHAT THIS WEBSITE IS ALL ABOUT
Our mission at TrueCouponing.com is really simple: to help mommies save time while they are saving money.
We do this by sharing specific, easy-to-duplicate steps, that help weary moms find spending short-cuts to allow them to have an overabundance they can share with others.
I like to say it’s, Savings for Yourself, Blessings for Others.
How To Coupon
True Couponing is a method to easily save money using coupons for groceries, home, and personal care products. Watch my FREE Online Training videos and learn how to save for your own family while being able to easily bless others as well!
Get The Deals
Already use coupons? I’ve got store shopping lists clearly labeled with the best deals to make it super easy to cut your coupons and head to the store to shop for your family! Choose your store here and start your shopping list! Check out the best deals here.
Knowing how to smartly manage your money is one of the most important things you can do. With the tips and challenges you’ll find here you’ll be equipped to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck by getting your finances in order. The best part is that eventually, you’ll have an abundance to guiltlessly spend money on the fun things in life.
Save At Disney World
One of the fun things to spend money on is a vacation! Since I am centrally located near Orlando FL, my family regularly sneaks over to Disney World for an evening of fun. In the process, I’ve learned some pretty genius ways to save at the Happiest Place On Earth.
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PLEASE JUMP IN & HELP ME!
There is a lot to explore here on the site. And I love my audience! Please respond to fellow readers and answer their questions when you see them. Comment and let me know your thoughts and give me suggestions. I love nothing more than to see an engaging conversation inside our Facebook Community, and it brings such a peace to know that my website really is a community of people helping each other by taking the time to motivate and teach each other. I love you guys!