In my free time, I adore scrapbooking. I love the results of knitting too, but I will try any new craft in case it might be “the one” that I continue doing. My most important accomplishment is raising my son, Alex, to be a productive member of society and someone who is truly a joy to know.
Affiliations: Fee-Only Planning, Illinois Notary Public
Education: 2005 BA in General Studies from Western Illinois University
Who inspires me:
My husband, Bruce, inspires me to be and do my best every day and not to sweat the small stuff. He helps me to see my true worth, to dig until I find the actual central issue of a problem, and to come up with solutions.
Most effective saving tip:
Have your savings taken out of your paycheck automatically as soon as it is deposited. If you never see the money, you won’t spend it.
My favorite things:
It’s a toss-up between my Kindle and my computer!
My greatest extravagance (under $100):
Scrapbooking supplies. I love watching how-to videos on scrapbooking, but hate that I get so intrigued and excited about new ideas on how to use supplies that I have to get some right now! Wish lists are a great way to bypass that temptation!
In my spare time:
I love to read, mostly science fiction or mysteries, play computer games, and do a variety of crafts.
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