About Me

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Hi there, I’m Gina!

I’m a full-time working wife and mom of two wonderful girls. I live in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., Los Angeles, CA. Despite that, I’ve been enjoying life in the city with my family by living within my means and learning how to live a more frugal lifestyle.

My Personal Background

Personally, I’m was just like you. I lived paycheck to paycheck trying to acquire what I thought were the status symbols of success, material possessions. As a result, I was up to my eyeballs in debt and was drowning in stress and anxiety, read more about how it all started here. Together with my husband, Mr. FC, we thankfully found a way out and have paid off more than $105,000 in debt in just under 5 years. I can show you how you can eliminate your debt and start becoming financially independent too!

No matter what your financial level, you will find valuable resources here.

You’ll find posts on all personal finance topics such as budgeting, building wealth, frugal recipes and meal-planning, time-saving methods for busy moms and dads, budget travel options and tips, growing your career, and so much more.

I can even help you get off of federal or state assistance and start becoming financially independent and successful!

About My Personal Budget

The beauty of all of this is that I have been on both sides of the budgeting spectrum. Prior to learning how to budget, I was awful with managing my money. My terrible knowledge of budgeting caused my family and I to live paycheck to paycheck, for years (more on that here)!

But, as I grew more aware of the financial mistakes I was continuously making, I learned all the ways to enhance my own personal finances and I acquired the confidence to attack my financial hurdles until my life became a much smoother ride, financially anyway, haha.

I used simple methods and tricks in my day to day that helped me tremendously. I started using coupons, looked at sales ads and took advantage of every discount I could get my hands on. As a result, my family and I now enjoy a life filled with many happy, stress-free days…not to mention a growing savings!

All About YOU!

Take control over your hard-earned money and learn the necessary skills with my real-life tested tips! You learn:

  1. How to create a realistic budget for your lifestyle.
  2. Easy frugal living tips so you can live within your means and still enjoy life.
  3. How to cook simple meals that taste delicious and save money, even if you’ve never stepped foot in a kitchen or hate the thought of cooking, as long as you’re willing to learn.
  4. How to grow in your career so you can make more money, regardless of where you are on your journey.

Your life will change, and I’d love to be there with you, as a friend that you can chat with, to help you along the way. 

My goal is to help you find your perfect balance between spending and saving, in hopes that you too, will become a frugal convert.

My Pinterest page will give you endless ideas on how to get started with budgeting, spending less and living that luxe life on a budget.

I’ve helped so many friends in my community change their habits and start saving more money than they thought possible. I can help you too!

Let’s start a conversation, I’d love to get to know you better!