10 Ways to Stretch Your Paycheck in a Downturn

5. Clip those coupons!

Clipping coupons and reviewing the local supermarket circular can actually yield big savings. Make sure to only clip coupons for items that you truly need. Catalogue coupons by item and file them by expiration date to make it easier to keep track of valuable savings. For extra savings, find a store in your area that doubles coupons and make that your favorite store. A lot of supermarkets now offer frequent shopper and reward cards that you simply scan at checkout. Be sure to sign up for one and start saving!