I love when members share stories of their children starting to coupon. It makes me think of our dearly departed coupon friend Anthony Scott and how he loved to share with us his stories of having his boys learn these methods and roll their own ECB’s. I miss hearing his inspiring stories.
All of this makes me think. Every generation, we have a label that we expect each generation to be known for. I am hoping we all can change the world by making the next generation the generation of the “extreme coupon babies.” Think about what a difference it would make in their lives and the people around them if our children learned how to shop for free at a young age and started looking at coupons as dollar bills and not trash.
I often forget what it is like to struggle for things because I now get nearly everything for free. I like to remind myself how when I was in my early twenties and newly divorced with a young daughter I only had an extra forty bucks a month to survive on after the bills were paid.
Fast forward twenty years and I think of how my youngest of four children is now finally toilet trained and he went through the long diaper stage without me once having to pay for diapers. Not only did I diaper him for free, but also I fed and clothed him completely free– thanks to coupons. If I only knew in my 20’s what I know now, life would have been much easier.
But going back to the kids of this generation…. imagine what they could accomplish if they start learning how to get something for nothing now while they’re young. They could avoid credit card debt, going hungry, and they will learn from a young age how importnt it is to generously give backto others. For that, they will be blessed with a lifetime of good karma. Look where it’s gotten me! Never in a million years did I expect my life to become what it has, and I owe it all to the power of a coupon!
Teach your kids now and they can change the world one coupon at a time!