Hi, this is Shawn. We told you we would give you ideas on how to save money. The first thing: eggs of course. Who doesn’t love to make eggs in the morning with some good old coffee? They’re just so expensive at the grocery store though. 3.99 for a dozen in one box? No thanks. We want to talk to you guys about saving money on eggs. There is a much easier way to get eggs without going to the grocery store and buying some only to come home and find them rotting away.
We’re talking about chickens of course. Get yourself a chicken coop. Go online and pull up some chicken coop ideas and build yourself one. Here’s our favorite site for that: http://farmanimalguide.com/4-chicken-coop-ideas-work/
First you’ll need a chicken, preferably females as they are the ones who hatch eggs. What came first the chicken or the egg? We’re not entirely sure but getting a female chicken will help save money on eggs and they’re more fresh.
Bruce decided it would be easier to get one female and one male chicken and built his own chicken coop. Buying an already built Chicken Coop was way too expensive and not in Bruce’s budget. So he found some Chicken Coop ideas and built one of his own.
Soon I followed suit and now the both of us save hundreds on not buying eggs. I of course have more chickens. Remember, the more chickens you have, the more eggs you will get. These eggs are great in the morning with a side of bacon. Who seriously doesn’t love bacon?
These chickens are well taken care of and become a part of your family. They are great for the kids and they produce free eggs. Who doesn’t love free eggs?
They are not just for making scrambled eggs. When the holidays come around chickens can produce eggs for family tradition boiled eggs. We both love when our wives make boiled eggs for the family holidays. It makes up for having to force us to see the family members we’d rather not be around.
For a long time Man has used chickens to produce eggs. Why not get a chicken yourself to hatch some eggs? The chickens we own live happily in their chicken coops and don’t mind producing free eggs for us. The kids love eggs that freshly come from Chickens. They are not sent to a factory to get rid of all that makes a fresh egg taste so good. They last longer than the ones you buy at the grocery store as well.
We discovered this a long time ago and it helped us both save some money for more luxurious things. Chickens help save money and resources and you save them from being slaughtered. If your wife is a crazy animal activist and is a vegetarian (like ours) this is a great idea for that. We love that our wives who don’t eat meat support raising a chicken coop.
So look up some ideas on building chicken coops and get yourself some chickens like we did and you’ll be saving money on eggs. Stay tuned for more ideas on how to save money.
We’re all about frugality.
I’m Bruce, and I love to save money any way I can. Shawn’s the same way. That doesn’t mean we’re cheap. We just like finding great deals. We’re kind of like hunters, always on the prowl for tricks or secrets to getting a discount. We’ve been doing this for years, and we’ve gotten pretty darn good at it. In fact, you could say we’re experts at not wasting our hard-earned dollars.
For those of you who don’t know, Shawn and I grew up in the same town. Shawn’s family lived on the upper-class side of town. White picket fence, pool in the backyard, the whole nine yards. But they were very frugal, which is how they became so successful in the first place. Shawn learned a lot from his upbringing, and was raised to be very smart with his income from a very young age.
Myself, on the other hand, well… let’s just say that my family wasn’t living too high on the hog. Okay, we were poor. My mother, bless her heart, really knew how to stretch a dollar. She had to, just to survive. Those survival instincts were deeply instilled within me, and I’ve always firmly believed in making every cent count.
We’re here to pass that knowledge and experience on to you.
One of the main things you’ll find us writing about here are coupons. Shawn and I are always scouring the web for discount codes and promo codes for all kinds of things. Huggies diapers, sporting goods, even Uhaul trucks. Here’s a resource we found for Uhaul coupons just last week: http://uhaulcouponsnow.com
We know lots of other tricks too. Like how to haggle with certain types of merchants. Car salesmen are the classic dealers that can be talked down in price, but there’s some sellers that fit this category that you wouldn’t expect. I’m not going to spill all of our secrets just now, but we’ll share plenty of them in due time.
Not only that, but we use solid wealth-management strategies to take that money that we saved, and make it work for us. We’re big fans of Dave Ramsey, who preaches a philosophy of living debt-free and paying off your mortgage ASAP. That’s a view point Shawn and I can definitely get on board with. It’s nothing super technical. The basic idea is to not waste your money on frivolous things, stop using credit cards (or use them sparingly), attack your debts aggressively, and get a head start on saving for retirement. It’s a sound, forward-thinking strategy. Far too many people these days rack up debt on their Visas, save virtually nothing, and rely on social security when they retire. No thanks!
Look, don’t get the wrong idea. We’re not crazy penny pinchers. Not like those extreme couponers you see on TV, or those weirdos trying to barter opera songs for haircuts. There is such a thing as cost-utility, and wasting a lot of time to save a few bucks is not an efficient way of going about your business. Our goals are reasonable ones, to avoid overpaying for things when we don’t have to, while exerting as little time and effort as possible.
Keep your eyes peeled on Bruce and Shawn, as we’re always finding new ways to save. Any time we find a new clearance sale or discount code to share, we’ll keep you posted on this website.