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Samantha Gray
It has been etched into my being to be a frugal shopper. When I was a senior in high school, I didn’t even let my mother buy me a prom dress, I found a lady who rented dresses out and tailored them so she only spent $70 on a custom tailored dress and it was beautiful. I attended that dance with my now husband of 3 years and still refuse to pay full price on almost everything.
Just a few months ago I was talking to my Mother about how much I pay for my auto insurance. This was something we had never discussed before but I had to vent because they went up on my rates again for no reason. She told me that I should never stay with an insurance company more than 3 or 4 years. They will win you over with low rates to begin with then they will gradually go up every year. After being with the same insurance company for over 15 years, I was able to find a new one at and lowered my monthly bill by almost 50% and with better coverage. A huge help to the budget. Thanks Mom!

My mother taught me well how to make something out of nothing and this still serves me well when nothing in my stockpile seems to go together and I invent new dishes to use what we have. This seems to always amaze my husband, whose comment, “This was in our cupboards?”, makes me smile and say, “yes.” Thanks for teaching me to be creative in a thrifty way mom.


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