A mum has explained the four tips she used to clear GBP40,000 worth of debt - including slashing her grocery bill with coupons. TikTok user Tasia says cutting her grocery bills to just GBP47 for her family-of-four allowed her to spend more money on bills. In one video, she showed off a mega haul of food, which covered her kitchen table, that only cost GBP11.
Some of the goods she purchased included Doritos crisps, yoghurts and cereals. Tasia said: "When I tell new friends I extreme coupon and couponing helped us crush GBP40,000 in debt. "I got this haul for £16!
Let me inspire you to find deals, enjoy life and pay off debt."The impressive food haul that Tasia got for £16 or GBP11 (@thefrugalfarmgirl/TikTok)Tasia has 95,000 followers on TikTok (@thefrugalfarmgirl/TikTok)
Tasia recommended checking newspapers and magazines for coupons, as well as looking at discount pages online for the latest deals. She says she also uses cashback apps when completing her shops, with some of the most popular ones in the UK being Topcashback and Quido. Cashback sites do what they say on the tin.
You'll get money back for a qualifying shop when you provide proof of a receipt, and as long as you complete the transaction via their website. Tasia, who blogs under the name @thefrugalfarmgirl, explained how she now shares her money-saving tips with her 95,000 followers to help other people get debt-free. In another video, Tasia shared the four methods she used to crash through GBP44,000 debt - including her mortgage - in just four years.
Her first tip included slashing her food shop with her coupon tips that she shared above. To help the family earn extra cash, her husband worked overtime and did side jobs to pay off their car, loans, and credit cards. Tasia also started a blog about her money-saving efforts and would work on it at night, putting all the money made from this side hustle towards clearing their debts.
Her final tip was that she "learned how to say no to materialistic wants". For more financial inspiration, The Mirror recently reported on how another mum cleared GBP18,500 in debt and saved GBP13,000 in less than a year. Corinne Card, 40, who lives in Brighton, took on more work and also cut down costs by giving up little luxuries such as TV packages and eating out.
She also started comparing her monthly bills to find cheaper deals and save money.
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