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About Me

Hi, I am Anita Spanos… 

I’m a Christian, author, blogger, About Me Anita Spanos

a Stay-at-Home Mom to my two darling and fun children,

About Me Anita Spanos

Although our family is far from being super wealthy, we do live what we feel is a truly rich life. By being smart with our income we can travel (on the cheap), do fun things, help others who are in true need, and have the material goods that make life comfortable. 

Living like we do has allowed us to enjoy the richness that life has to offer…

We all want to keep and grow our hard earned money AND enjoy a great lifestyle. This blog will be centered on material and non-material riches. As you can see from the navigation bar at the top, I will be covering living like you are rich from multiple perspectives.

  • Couponing, living frugally, and getting more for less.
  • Decorating on a budget.
  • Non-material riches (pregnancy, motherhood, etc.)
  • Financial Do’s and Don’ts.
  • How to make extra money.
  • Gourmet recipes,
  • Blended family tips,
  • and other Living Like You Are Rich tips.

 I also co-wrote the book endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger,  “Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Secure Financial Foundation for You and Your Children,” which covers many of these topics more in-depth as well.

I/LiveLikeYouAreRich have been featured on the following sites, national publications, and magazines:


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In my late teens and early twenties I would snowboard Monday through Saturday. I entered some snowboarding competitions and even won a couple. During the day I was on the slopes and during the evening I was on my feet working as a waitress at fine-dining restaurants (hence my love for gourmet food). I also attended and received my Bachelor’s of Science degree during this time. After injuring my knees, I was forced to spend less time on the slopes. I became an office manager of a financial company and really found that financial literacy is a passion of mine. I also have always loved decorating, cooking, couponing, fashion, and thrift shopping.

A few years after marrying my ex-husband, we were blessed with the cutest little hash-brown (1/2 Navajo, 1/2 Caucasian) son, Denali—named after the National Park and mountain. He is energetic, happy and determined.

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He is now a crazy-cute endlessly energetic four year old.
Two years later I had our baby girl. We named her Aurora after the northern lights and the meaning of the ‘dawn’. She is a very gentle and cuddly baby who always loves to be held.
She is now two and one of the sweetest little girls.
I come from a long line of entrepreneurs and successful money-managers. As a result, I have been taught the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of finances. I also worked as the manager to a financial company and studied, read, and implemented many financial principles. I like to write about much of what I’ve learned about money on this blog.
I am now a stay-at-home mom (my favorite role), homemaker, author, and entrepreneur. 

Rewinding the timeline of my life even further…

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In 2006-2007 I served a mission in Northwest Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I spoke German fluently and learned firsthand of the pain this country and people have gone through since WWII. I met many people who were alive during Nazi Germany and they told stories that were depressing and bleak. Yet, some expressed how they found hope and happiness after these tough times and despite being poor, they led a rich life. I learned while in Germany and also in my own personal life, that happiness and a rich life is not all materially or money based.

True happiness/richness in life is determined by a variety of factors. Some factors are material but most are not.

Stay awhile, please subscribe, and feel free to contact me anytime via email or social media.

Live Like You Are Rich Blog

Many people have asked about my faith. Here is a link if you are interested. You can also email me if you have any questions at all.

30 Responses to About Me

  1. Kathy Stiehler says:

    $4500 – awesome giveaway! Nice feel to your website, very cozy – enjoyed learning a little about you!

  2. Pamela Hansen says:

    What an awesome back story!

  3. Natalie says:

    Anita – stumbled across your blog today while looking at some pregnancy information on Pinterest. I love it – I’ll be back as a frequent reader!

  4. Amber says:

    Great information about working at home. I understand knowledge is money, so thank you for sharing and thank you for sharing your story. You’re inspiring others to take a chance. Nice work!

  5. michelle says:

    Hi Anita, love your site! What font are you using for “Meet Anita”? Thanks

  6. BonnieJean Black says:

    I came across your awesome blog just moments ago! I was looking up weird signs of pregnancy through google and it brought me to your blog! i love it! I am Mormon too!

  7. Joy says:

    Hi Anita,

    I came across to one of your blog from the Family share and I was really impress of your ideas to help kids in their behavior. My calling is a young women president in our branch and sometimes I help our primary class. I always see the efforts and patience of the leaders.
    So, with your ideas, definitely this will be a great tool that I can share to them. It may not be in a home setting but surely very helpful.


  8. Irina says:

    Hello! Came across your links on Pinterest today. Enjoyed several blog posts already. I’m pregnant with my first baby and I was hoping to read the 11 secrets to have in your labor bag article, but it seems to be no longer available. Was it renamed? Is there another link for it? Thank you for your help!

  9. Mary says:

    Just wondering if you have any advice about getting my credit back in good standing and how to pay off debt creditors or not

  10. Leah says:

    Love your story!

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  13. Tom says:

    I came across your site through Pinterest. I really enjoy reading about your life and what you had to overcome. Very inspirational.

  14. JuliAn Guildner says:

    I just stumbled across your blog today and noticed you mentioned your baby was Navajo. I’m a quarter Navajo and hardly find anyone else with ties like that! Lol. You’ve got so much good information here – I’ll definitely come back to reread when I’m starting my own family.

  15. Nancey Gorecki says:

    I came across your site today. I am in tears and inspired. Very moving. Life is very hard at times. I know it must be worse for a lot of others because I am making pretty good money, just have too many bills. Thank you for your inspiration and beautiful smile. Looking forward to reading your posts. I signed up today.

  16. reebonz says:

    Very encouraging story 🙂 Great step of faith!

  17. You personal story is appreciated and good encouragement for MOM too.

    “Behind the success of everyone has a pain full story.”

  18. Annalyn says:

    Hi Anita,

    I came across to your blog about your experience with bottle refusal. I followed most of your tips but with the help of my mom because my son doesn’t want to accept a bottle from. Now, I’m ready to switch him to formula. Did you switch your daughter to a formula in a week? Did she handle it ok? No tummy trouble? I can’t be pumping all the time because I have to scald my milk every time I pump. My breastmilk has a high lipase and my baby doesn’t like the taste of it.

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