Lauren Greutman

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I am the mom of 6 humans, a dog, a bunny, and a hamster who loves to do Ninja tricks. I live a life to serve others and teach them the lessons that were so freely given to me. I was once in $40,000 worth of debt, facing foreclosure of my home, and had a car repossessed. I had to take a good look at my spending and in 2009 started to get out of debt. I paid off the debt in 2012. A few years prior, in 2010, I started I started a website to teach people how to save money like I was. This website has grown into one of the largest personal finance websites for women. I now travel across the country for National TV shows like the TODAY Show, Good Morning American, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Nightline, and many more. My readers are busy moms who want to learn how to enjoy life on a budget. I love to teach practical meal planning and grocery saving tips + tips on how to save on electricity or vacations. I've been given free trips with my kids to talk about budget travel options. I am full of life and love to embrace it one day at a time!

I've worked as a spokesperson for the Flipp App, H&R Block, TD Bank,, Valpak and more.

I had a YouTube channel with over 2 million views and love to share money saving tips online. I love public speaking and am currently planning a retreat in September 2020. I love my kids and husband more than anything and any way I can include them in my work I can.

Location Oswego, ny
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My youngest Abby is 7 yrs old now. When she was born I had already been blogging and making a full time income from home. . She doesn't know what it's like to have a mom who works outside of the house. . This picture was taken when she started climbing Whiteface mountain here in NY. Her dad and sisters took this 12 hour hike and impressed the heck out of us! . These kids of mine are my life! I want them to be taken care of if something were to happen to me. That is why I just updated my will. . My question to you is. Do you have a will? Are your kids taken care of after you pass away? . Not having an updated was keeping me up at night. I signed up for this program and for $25 I got it updated. Comment below and let me know if you want details on what program I used. I will send you a DM with details. . Peace of mind and a will can be the greatest gift to your family.

DIY Master Bedroom Bed Canopy Curtains Tutorial

Follow along with my bed canopy tutorial where I made this stellar focal point in my room for under $70! (4) Sheer White Curtain Panels – 84″ long (these are used on the wall part of the canopy) I used the white garden hooks to hang the curtain rod from the ceiling. You will want to hang the end of your 63″ curtain panels on the smaller curtain rod, and then you will want to hang your 84″ curtain panels on the larger rod so that there is no gap between the two.

Sorry I've been MIA lately. Just soaking up the time with my kids! . Have only worn makeup 4 times in the past 4 months! Life has been so much simpler for us lately. . How is everyone doing?

BEST EVER Homemade Italian Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

You can make this sauce with either canned crushed tomatoes or fresh tomatoes. If using fresh tomatoes, you would need about 12-15 medium-sized tomatoes. Once this step is done, follow the rest of the recipe using the tomatoes you just prepared as the crushed tomatoes. If you love this homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, you will love some of our other Italian recipes:

My favorite spot in my house.. . I don't sit here often, but its my fav. It seems to be the only place that does not get dirty. . No one throws things here or messes it up. . Do you have a place in your home that is like this? PS, my entire house is painted in this color. It's @sherwinwilliams Agreeable Gray! . . . #laurengreutman #homedecor #mom #momlife #mombudget #sherwinwilliams #comfort #homedecor #decorating #decor

Christmas on a Budget

I don’t know about you, but many people can’t afford that out of their monthly budget in one swoop. Remember, when I started my journey, I was thousands of dollars in debt, and I worked hard to bring myself and my family out of it while still enjoying our life. Christmas on a budget might sound like a Debbie Downer idea but think of your bigger goals like paying off debt, having an emergency fund, saving for retirement or college education. But focus on your budget, your goals, and join our 30-Days to a Debt-Free Christmas Challenge in November to help you stay debt-free this year.

🚨 I have an announcement - The time has come to say goodbye to The Personal Finance Planner :( Its been a good 6 years selling them but the time has come to say goodbye. . I have about 200 left and I am selling them for $20! . I love this planner and use it every day! I am sad to see it go but I know it is time. . If you want a planner (or four) hop on the sale because they are going fast. Link is in my profile! . . . . #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #plannerlove #daveramseyplannergirls #daveramseyfollower #budgetplanning #debtfreeliving #laurengreutman #flipyourdebt

Smile Direct Club Before and After

It’s been about four months since I started wearing my aligners from Smile Direct Club, so I am finally done with my treatment. In addition to saving lots of money and time, this was another huge benefit to the Smile Direct Club aligners. In recognizing how much time I put into wearing my aligners and seeing that my teeth are already starting to shift back to their original position in such a short amount of time, I am going to be more disciplined in wearing my retainer. I mentioned earlier, traditional braces average between $4000 and $8000 where I live, so Smile Direct Club was still the clear savings winner!

Do you want free Christmas gifts this year? . Here is one strategy. Sign up for ANY reward program you can find at stores you can shop at. . When you spend money, they send you reward coupons. You use these reward coupons to buy Christmas presents. . My husband owns a construction business, so he is always at the hardware store. This is a great place to get these reward coupons! Actually, it is one of my favorite places to earn and spend rewards. . Today I took $75 in reward coupons and spent them on candles, batteries, Mrs Meyers cleaning supplies, and some gloves for stocking stuffers. I spent $3.61 out of pocket and now am on my way to starting my gift giving season. . If you want to learn more about how to stay out of debt this holiday season, click on the link in my profile to sign up for my 30 days to a debt free Christmas challenge! . Its totally free to take and it walks you through 30 days of videos and challenges! . Give me a ❤ if that sounds good and sign up! . . . . #christmas #debtfreechristmas #debtfreemama #laurengreutman #holidayshopping #frugal #frugalliving #debtfreeholiday

It's the little things in life that make me happy! . Like when your @aldiusa store gets back in their Disinfectant Wipes. . It was like Christmas! Before COVID started I used these every day. . It's been 7 months since I've had them, today we were reunited! Today was a good day! ❤ . . . #aldigram #ilovealdi #aldi #aldimealplans #aldifinds #frugalliving #frugal #aldiusa #aldihaul

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