I’ve always wanted to save money. And not because I was broke and had to, but because I wanted to.
As a kid, I had an eye for finding cash—usually coins—on the ground everywhere I went. Once, while walking on the boardwalk at the beach, I found a stack of quarters tucked under one of the wooden beam railings. As a kid, that was the jackpot!
To this day, I still avoid paying full price for ANY. THING. if I can help it! I enjoy finding ways to stretch a dollar and steward my money well. To be clear, I honestly don’t want to save money in order to become rich. I save because I believe that it actually helps me to not desire wealth. Rather, saving allows me to focus on the fact that everything I’ve ever needed has come from my Lord Jesus Christ, and that because I don’t own anything in this world, I can (and should) give generously to help others.
I created Simple Saver Wife as an outlet of sharing my saver-savviness (yes, “savviness” is a word!), including money-saving tips, opportunities to earn money from home, and ways to give generously. As our family began to clean up our eating habits and “get real” by eating more fresh, wholesome, real foods and less processed, refined products, I began adding simple (real food) recipes our family loves.
Eating healthier wasn’t an easy decision at first, since we were a one-income family with a limited budget, and I was already trying to save as much grocery money as possible without having to think about buying more expensive groceries!
We set out to eat real food on a budget, including as many organic foods as possible. (Can you believe that it IS possible?) Our very first month on our new eating plan, we spent less than $300 on groceries! Now, as a family of five, we continue to spend less than $85 per week! That’s actually less than my husband and I spent on food before we had any kids and before committing to eating real food!
Our very first month on our new eating plan, we spent less than $300 on groceries, and we continue to spend less than $85 per week!
Now, I LOVE helping other families discover practical solutions to saving money and living a generous, fulfilling life.
Want to join me? Grab your favorite coffee (or in my case, vanilla chai) and come along on this journey. I pray you’ll find information that will benefit you and your family, while leaving you with plenty of time and energy to invest in those you love.
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