INA, Ill. – Rend Lake College Community and Corporate Education will be hosting two workshops on how to stretch a household budget. Both workshops will be held Saturday, March 16. In the morning session, speaker Cynthia Mejean will be sharing her knowledge on saving money through couponing. The afternoon session will be focused on how to get out of debt and how to live a debt-free life.
Couponing – Follow the Savings Force will be held 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at the Historic Schoolhouse on the RLC main campus. An avid Star Wars fan, Instructor Cynthia Mejean has earned the nickname Coupon Yoda. She will show participants how to save 40-50% on household groceries, personal and cleaning needs.
Mejean has been showing others how to realize extreme savings without extreme behavior. She promotes ethical couponing. Participants will learn where to find coupons, how to organize them, and how to find the deals without dumpster diving or stealing the neighbor’s papers.
After learning this technique, it only takes a few hours each month to dramatically impact the family budget. Mejean currently spends less than $1 per item for everything her family uses, except gas and clothing.
The registration fee for this workshop is $20. There is also a $5 fee for instruction book, payable to instructor at the beginning of class.
Living a Debt-Free Life will be held 1–3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Historic Schoolhouse. Participants will devise a plan and learn practical ways to save on a variety of household expenses. Budgeting, paying off debt, reducing expenses and learning how to live debt free will be covered. In preparation for the class, participants are asked to track one month of household expenses. The instructor suggests keeping all your receipts to make this easier.
The registration fee for this workshop is $15 and there is a $5 supply fee for an instruction booklet payable to the instructor.
Those interested in attending both workshops will receive a $5 discount on the registration fees.