I grew up shopping Goodwill and my older sister's closet. My first adult job was part time and barely covered rent. My first adult house was over 100 years old and yes, there were bats. For me working hard, saving money and buying smart is not just a mantra; it is a way of life. As a Midwest transplant from the West coast, I'm all about coffee, crafts, and keeping up with the kiddos. On the weekends, I'm usually busy peeling mandarin oranges and refilling sippy cups. My writing has been published by a variety of clients including Intuit, Lifelock, and T-Mobile.