Check all that apply:
a) You work hard making a decent living but you never feel like you have enough.
b) You have credit card debt or student loans and it feels overwhelming. You wonder if you’ll ever pay it off. Seriously!
c) You want to start a budget because you’ve heard that it works, but you don’t know how to stick to it.
d) You don’t have enough time. Who does? After you come home from work, you take care of your significant other, kids, and/or pets. But what about yourself?
e) Worst of all, you feel guilty when you spend money on yourself!
f) You want to eat healthy, even on a budget. You don’t want to survive on just beans and rice.
g) You wonder if you can really live richly on a budget.
Did you check any or all of the above? Don’t freak out, I’m here to help. Really!
Hi, I’m Fanny and I love helping busy people simplify their finances. After losing my job twice in a row and then getting pregnant right after (talk about stress!), I had to quickly figure out how to reduce my expenses while paying off debt. I help people to find creative resources and unexpected ways to live on less so they can enjoy life, wherever they’re at.
Through my budget worksheets, Living Richly Budget Printables, I help busy people simplify and organize their finances in a fun and tangible way. I also help families eat organic while still on a budget with my book Eating Organic on a Budget and eat gluten-free on a tight budget with my second book, Eating Gluten-Free on a Budget.
10 Things You May Not Know About Me
1. I’m a huge Hello Kitty fan and I’m not afraid to admit it.
2. I play guitar and ukulele. And, I got to meet my guitar and ukulele heroes more than once – Lisa Loeb and Jake Shimabukuro, respectively. Wow! It was such a dream come true. Dreams do really come true, by the way.
3. I used to operate a studio camera for live news, the one that my parents watched every night for over 20 years. My mom never thought that video was a real profession until I began filming the evening news and took a photo with her favorite anchors.
Then my nontraditional choice of a profession became more real. Afterwards, she proudly displayed the photo of me with the news anchors on the mantle and excitedly told all of her friends about it. Talk about finally earning my mom’s validation!
4. After my daughter was born, I developed multiple severe food allergies. And I had just moved to a new city. It was an isolating and difficult time because I was afraid to eat out or let someone else prepare my food.
The good news is, I found a way to get better. Now I can eat everything again but I don’t feel the same way about food anymore. This experience inspired me to write 2 books – Eating Organic on a Budget and Eating Gluten-Free on a Budget.
5. For almost a year, I didn’t eat sugar, wheat, dairy, or fruit. It was part of the strict diet that helped me heal from food allergies.
6. My degree is in Radio and TV Broadcasting. And yes, it’s a real major.
7. I was a wedding videographer for 5 years.
8. I am gluten-free most of the time.
9. I’m a Christian but this isn’t a Christian blog.
10. I don’t drink soda.
I am a wife, mother to a beautiful 3 year old girl, and founder and writer of this blog, which started in 2009.
The goal of Living Richly on a Budget is to find ways to make more money and save what you have and at the same time, be thankful for what you have.
It’s about turning obstacles into opportunities.
What does Living Richly mean?
To me, living richly means:
- Live a meaningful life that inspires others
- Take control of your money, not the other way around
- Live in abundance, not scarcity
- Have more than enough for savings, retirement, child’s college fund, and to own a home
Thank you for supporting me and reading this far. I really appreciate YOU as this blog would be nothing without you!