Welcome to Screaming Pennies! My name
Welcome to Screaming Pennies! My name is Lora and I’m so excited to share what I’ve learned about money-saving with you!
I’ve been married to my husband Chad for three years and we have two beautiful children. Ava Loren was born in March 2007 and Kelvin James was born in October 2008. They’re a handful, but I love being a mom! I’m blessed to be able to stay at home with them and manage the office responsibilities for the company Chad and I own.
Since we got married, I’ve considered myself to be a fairly smart shopper. But it’s amazing to look back and see how my money-spending/saving habits have evolved since we first got married. Would you believe that for the first few months, I didn’t even plan menus? That’s horrifying to me now! I don’t even know how I managed to shop without a menu and grocery list! My next step after planning my shopping trips was beginning to shop sales. I’m sure there were other baby steps in there somewhere, but those are the ones that really made a difference in our meals and our budget.
The biggest step I’ve ever taken in this area happened about 3 months ago. I started using coupons and matching them with sales to get extraordinary prices! This has also freed up some money in our budget and allowed me to start building a small stockpile so that we feel more secure in case there was ever an emergency.
I definitely didn’t do this alone, though! There are so many women who guided me along this journey through their blogs (just check out my Blogroll). My hope is that I can now inspire others to learn to save money and give them practical ways to do it.