Hi, welcome! I am so glad you are here. My name is Anita and here is a little bit about me…
I’m a Christian, author, blogger, wife, and a stay-at-home mom to three—soon to be four darling children.
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 variety of riches that life has to offer.
We all want to keep as much money as we can while still living well. This blog is centered on material and non-material riches and how to make that a possibility. 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, family life, etc.)
Financial Do’s and Don’ts.
How to make extra money.
Gourmet recipes that can be made at home inexpensively,
and other Living Like You Are Rich tips.
My sister and I 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.
LiveLikeYouAreRich blog has been featured on the following sites, national publications, and magazines:
I come from a long line of entrepreneurs and successful money-managers. And 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.
More about me…
I have always loved decorating, cooking, couponing, fashion, athletics, and thrift shopping. I love blogging about these passions. I was at one time, an office manager of a financial company and found that financial literacy is also a passion I have.
A few years after marrying my now ex-husband, I had our son (1/2 Navajo, 1/2 Caucasian), Denali—named after the National Park and mountain. He is energetic, happy and determined.
She is now six and one of the sweetest and smartest little girls I’ve known.
We had Amelia this past August.
She is a darling, although slightly colicky—okay really colicky…but she is growing out of it and we adore her anyways!
One of my favorite things is seeing how Denali and Aurora adore Amelia.
Rewinding the timeline of my life even further…
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 have in my own personal life since, 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. These truths and tips are covered in detail on LiveLikeYouAreRich.com. I hope they are beneficial to you as they are to my family.
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.