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About Fanny

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 people who are totally ready to be smarter with their money. I’m here to help you shake up your approach to money management while making it feel like a piece of chocolate ganache cake.

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.

Through my budget worksheets, Living Richly Budget Printables, I help busy people simplify 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.

And when I’m not blogging or writing my next ebook, you can find me indulging in a creamy chai latte, dancing with my 4 year old daughter, or testing out a new gluten-free recipe.

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. I love, love Lisa Loeb and Jake Shimabukuro and had the amazing opportunity to meet them both!

3. In my younger days, I filmed live newscasts in the studio. This was the news show 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.

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. But it was totally worth it because now I can eat anything.

6. I don’t drink soda.

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. My husband and I paid off $10,000 in debt in less than 2 years.

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!

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1 Comment on About Fanny

  1. Trevor Keith
    October 28, 2009 at 8:12 am (5 years ago)

    A couple of Facebook friends are fans of this site, and I love it! I married a woman who never had a debt and whose credit cards were paid off every month. I’m sure it wasn’t easy for her to straighten me out (and I still sneak in trips to Starbucks way too often,) but I definitely sleep better at night now because of the changes to my financial habits she made.

    Keep up the great work! I’ve got the rss feed on the first page of myYahoo! and enjoy every update.