Tai and Tarin, the Double Saving Divas, are financially savvy identical twin sisters who love God and coupons! They were born in the heart of Chicago and have been battling that windy beast for all 31 years of their lives. In following their footsteps you will find two down to earth personalities, family oriented, God fearing, educationally fit and hard working twins who often times wonder if they share the same DNA! (Just Kidding) The twins were recently featured on TLC’s Extreme Couponing and they did their thang!

We interviewed the Double Savings Divas for our Positive Sisters edition of www.shalenadiva.com and here are their answers on life and saving money!

Please list a quote or motto you live by and state why.

“With the help from God we strive to live large on less.” We know that it isn’t God’s will for us to live in financial hardship.  It is only because of His grace and word that we are able to use money wisely and successfully.

Describe your platform: what issues are you passionate about and why? Who is your target audience?

Saving money and helping others save without compromise is our mission.   We will tell you about the hottest deals, show you how to get out of debt and get free products to save and make money during these tough economic times.  Our target audience is really anyone who handles the Benjamin’s, Washington’s, Lincoln’s, Hamilton’s ….. Must we name all of the Presidents on MONEY?! (Laughing out loud)  However, most of our audience is African Americans.

What motivated you to help this group of people?  Do any of your own life experiences play a role?

One concern that we have about many financial gurus and online communities is that there is an untapped gap with money issues and African Americans.  With knowing this and also the winding downturn of our economy our hearts ached for people not being aware of ideas to help ease their financial hardships.

How do you serve your target market? Do you have a website, radio show, television show, business, organization, etc?

We are hosting a BIG online birthday bash on 02.24.2011 with the launch of our website www.doublesavingdivas.com. You and your readers are invited to join in on the fun! You can also find us on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook – www.facebook.com/doublesavingdivas  for more details.

Motivational work is not one size fits all. How did you develop your unique way of serving? What makes your work different?

We became selfless to help those who were helpless.  The difference in our work is that not many would sacrifice their time, money, family and career to help make a difference in someone else’s life.  What we do isn’t easy and can be very challenging to keep up with the demand.  However, we find our joy and strength in God along with the gratefulness of our followers.

Did you have any initial fears or concerns that you had to overcome when pursuing your passion?

No, not really.  We just hoped that others would adopt our passion for making better choices with their money.

If your motivational work is a business also, how much money did you need to get started? Did you use any creative funding sources? Did you need any certifications or licenses?

We didn’t need much money to get started.  All we initially invested in was a camera and our time.  Although, there was no need for certifications or licenses in this field, we possess a few FINRA/NASD licenses and a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

How can people reach you to learn more about what you do? Are you or your business on Facebook? Twitter? Linked In? Please list.

Don’t forget to visit our Online Birthday Bash revealing our anticipated blog www.doublesavingdivas.com February 24th!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/DoubleSavingDivas

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DoubleSavingDivas

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DbleSavingDivas

Email: [email protected] (D$D is available for coupon classes, seminars, church events and various speaking engagements.)

What brings you the most joy from your work? Any struggles?

Our hearts fill with overwhelmingly gladness when we see our D$D families take what we’ve taught them and make the necessary steps to better their financial future.

Any advice you’d like to offer to anyone interested in your line of work?

Just step out and DO IT! We’ve once read a quote by Phillip Brooks who was a bishop in the 1800’s.  He said, “Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.  Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.”


© 2011, Shalena D.I.V.A. – Personal Branding| Content Marketing| Product Creation. All rights reserved.


  1. ShalenaD.I.V.A on January 17, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Hey, ladies! Do you find that African Americans are catching on to saving and shopping with coupons? How do you find great deals?

    • Double Saving Divas on January 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Hello Shalena! Yes, Afrian Americans and other minority groups are catching on to the free money we call COUPONS! Who wouldn’t like to save money? We all like to save money!…even rich people! lol

      Just to name a few…We sign up for our ‘favorite stores’ email club. You will find that they send you special deals, discounts and coupons quite frequently. We also have a newspaper subscription. This allows us to clip coupons and match them with the weeks current deals.

      • ShalenaD.I.V.A on January 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm

        Cool! Will your new site be like some of the popular coupon sites where you can download the coupons directly?

        One day, I’m going to challenge you two to a CVS showdown. When I’m on my game I’m thebest there is..

        What do you say to a CVS showdown?

        • Double Saving Divas on January 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

          Yes, our goal is to have downloadable coupons along with other options that most sites don’t provide.

          LOL! Bring the CVS showdown on! You know, this is one of our most favorite stores to shop.

          • ShalenaD.I.V.A on January 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

            Cool! And yes, bring it on!

            I have to get back in my groove, but when I do, it’s on like popcorn!

            I’ma teach y’all a few things or two! LOL!

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  3. Shalena D.I.V.A. on May 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I’m sooo glad I crossed paths with these two young ladies. They are very big on Youtube. That is how I came across them. I featured them back in January and guess what??? They were recently featured on TLC’s extreme couponing! These ladies …really believe in saving and being financially responsible. You have to become fans of their facebook page and get those coupons. They provide deals and coupons every day! I love the twins!!!

  4. Felicia on May 5, 2011 at 11:02 am

    OMG!! I saw them on TLC!! My jaw dropped!! They are the bomb.com!! I am sooo going to coupon more b/c of that show Extreme Couponing”!! 🙂

    • ShalenaD.I.V.A on May 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

      @Felicia—I don’t play when it comes to highlighting folks we should all know about! The twins are the bomb.com! I love them. You should become a fan of theirs. They always offer great coupons and advice. They also encourage you with scriptures, too! They love God and coupons!

  5. Ntosh on May 5, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Shalena I luv those two beautiful let me put this way I adore them so plz pass tht message they grown into those beautiful intellegence woman they r today wish I could hv talk to them r they going to hv they own coz I wouldn’t miss for the world sister sister*smiling*

    • ShalenaD.I.V.A on May 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

      Ntosh, I love to use coupons and shop at CVS. When I had more time to collect coupons, I would walk out of there with tons of brand name products for pennies if not for free. You have to know how to work it and Tai and Tarin know how

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