A group of local women have been making it their goal the past year to help people save money. They are the Kentucky Savings Group and in recent tough economic times they are helping consumers looking to stretch a buck.
"We are just a group that gets together. We help inform the community about practical family savings, were not all just about couponing we try to surround all aspects of practical family savings," says Elisabeth Felder-Hix.
This year they took those practical family savings and volunteered their time at “Stuff The Bus” to buy school supplies at the cheapest price. Tony Rose from SAM 100.7 is amazed by the groups knowledge and effort.
"That education they have is really like a skill like Michael Jordan playing basketball they are able to go out and save people money by smart shopping," says Rose.
While some may argue that schools should but kids supplies who cannot afford them, the group says cuts would then occur elsewhere.
"When you think of no I don't want to help because my taxes already do this I say to you well that’s true so if the schools are paying for school supplies your child may lack something else so be it they may not have sports equipment," says Mari Whitlow.
Believe it or not some schools have lacked supplies in the past.
"They ran out of paper about halfway through the year, copy paper, and they couldn't get copy paper because it wasn't their turn,” says Whitlow.
The trio says they love to share their knowledge by offering free classes and other tips for consumers trying to save.
"It is something that we want to share, it is almost like a burning desire to share it you know well walk through stores and we will stop, did you know you can get that for a lot less or you can price match that," says Whitlow.
If you would like savings tips or to attend a class you can visit KentuckySavingsGroup.Com for more information.