I’m Sarah, a former special education teacher, wife and mother of two – sweet as pie – boys!
I didn’t grow up with money and I come from a family of six. My mom often used coupons and budgeting to grocery shop and make ends meet. One of my favorite things to do as a child was to total up the grocery cart and watch the price go down after coupons. Yes, I learned at a young age to only spend what you have and use cash to avoid overspending.
Saving and budgeting have always been “my thing.” I was able to pay my Master’s degree out of my own pocket and between my husband and myself we have paid off over $100,000 worth of student loans.
After going back to work for a few months after my son was born, I decided to stay home with him full time. This meant cutting back to one income and saving even more.
We believe in living debt-free and do not keep credit card balances. Also, we are on track to pay off our mortgage this year!
We also believe in saving for retirement at a young age and taking advantage of compound interest.
However, we also love to travel and believe in being intentional with our money. We love to save money on things that do no matter as much, like ordering water at a restaurant instead of soda. Or meal planning instead of eating out frequently. Yet, since we love to travel this is something we believe in spending money on; however, we have figured out ways to save on travel too.
I’ve always had a passion for living on the frugal side and shopping around for the best deal. Thank goodness I married a man that supports and encourages me! I enjoy scoring a bargain, just like the next person, but I’ve been at it so long, I decided I would share some of my knowledge with all of you! I hope you find this blog helpful and fun!
This is a place where you can learn to be frugal and thrifty. It is a place where family comes first and family dinner nights do not have to be expensive! Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog post! I hope you find many interesting articles along the way on I Heart Frugal!!
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