Extreme couponing vs. boat loads of cash, which one actually makes more sense?
You hear of extreme couponers like Nathan Engel, Jill Lansky, and Stacy Smith and how they get $100s of goods for cents on the dollar. Is that really better than just finding a way to make a boat load of cash and just buying what you want regardless of price? These people end up with garages and basements etc crammed full of goods, goods they could hardly use up themselves. Is that worth it to save money in the short only to have the items go bad, take up space, or become useless before you could use it? Is that better than having enough money that you can buy whatever with as much thought as you’d buy a candy bar?
With a boat load of cash you won’t have a garage fill of soap, lotion, and t-paper but actually have room for your car. You won’t spend time clipping and sorting coupons you could be out sailing, shooting billards, walking the dog or whatever. As I once heard “it in not how much it cost it is how much you can afford”, basically if you can pay for it who cares how much it cost; you want it you buy it.
Which is more practical and/or makes most sense to you and why?