The easiest answer is success. When we are successful we are motivated. This is true in anything we do. I define success as learning something new, reflecting on my learning, and striving to learn more. I think I would have stopped coupon shopping a long time ago if it didn’t work. I am not always as successful as the receipt above. I am however overall successful since I have shaved $75 a week off my budget. I am able to stay motivate because I defined a goal. My goal is to pay for my daughter’s college with the money I have saved. I have paid 18 months of her college tuiton at $250.00 monthly so $4,500. Yes, my daughter is going to be 2. How amazing is that? I am motivated by my family. I am motivated by my friends. We started this site becase we were so inspired we wanted to help others. Having Madame Deals ensures I live “within the budget.” I am happy that I acquired the skills I need to spend less. I am further inspired because so many of you have learned as well. I am grateful because it makes me feel good to do for others. Now that I coupon shop I can give to others without taking away from my family. We donate items to foodbanks. We also donate our expired coupons to the military and we donate our time to help others. The most important motivation I have is preparing my family with habits that will last a lifetime.
So what motivates you?