Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City.
(Image credit: Getty Images / NDZ/Star Max / Contributor)

Meghan Markle has admitted she never shops online without checking for a promo code first.

The mother of two, who welcomed her second child, Lilibet (opens in new tab) in June, has spoken about the importance of educating the young on finances and has opened up about her own childhood. 

This follows her and Prince Harry stepping back from royal duties (opens in new tab) and moving to LA (opens in new tab), to be financially independent of the Firm (opens in new tab).

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit One World Observatory on September 23, 2021 in New York City.

Meghan spoke at an online conference hosted by The New York Times on teaching financial literacy to the young.  

During the conference, Meghan admitted she still hunts for promo codes and coupons when shopping because she was taught to from a young age.

She said, "I clipped coupons growing up, and now that is ingrained in me as well, my values have not changed. I will never buy anything online without finding a promo code first.

See more

"That is still in there, it is a modern version of the same thing. That was ingrained in me when I was young. Imagine what the world would be like if you ingrained other elements of financial understanding, especially to a young woman."

Meghan explained that she believes teaching about finances can have a long-lasting impact on young people and how they handle money, and their future work ethics.

She said, "Both my parents have a strong work ethic and so I remember when I was really young, I must have been eight or nine, I started making scrunchies to sell,

"There was a sense of pride that came from that. Whether it is that, your first job waiting tables or hostessing, both things I've done, that couple hundred dollars gives you a sense of not just purpose but a sense of self-satisfaction."

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Trainee News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has worked with the team for seven months. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.