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Times are tough now that Kate Gosselin is no longer a TLC reality star.

To make things a little easier, the 36-year-old single mom is clipping coupons to save some extra dough. "No matter how much money you have, it's just smart to use coupons," she tells E! News. "It's like free money in your pocket."

Gosselin will blog about her coupon savings for starting November 22. "One week, I remember saving more than half my grocery bill that week with coupons," she recalls. "I was beyond thrilled."

In mid-October, the mother of eight began tweeting about her big savings, telling her followers: "I've never shopped at Bed, Bath and Beyond WITHOUT coupons! I've returned with my receipt and a coupon many times, even when 'not broke.'"

During the final episode of Kate Plus 8, Gosselin -- who finalized her divorce from Jon in 2009 -- worried about providing for her family.

"I hope I have a job!" she sighed. "I don't know what's next."