Hello, I'm Lauren Greutman.
Hi, I’m Lauren, a Personal Finance Expert, and the sanity-saving mother of four behind LaurenGreutman.com. I help women create financial freedom for their families by sharing simple, easy ways to take back control of their money, live within their means, and create the simpler, happier life they’ve always dreamed of. It’s time we all start enjoying life on a budget, right?
Here’s why I am the right person to help you achieve the financial freedom you deserve. Not so long ago I was living the American Dream. On the surface, I had it all. Custom home, luxury cars, beautiful babies, and all the bells and whistles that credit cards, bank loans, and money could buy. Underneath, though, was a different story. I talk all about this in my New York Times Reviewed and #1 Best-Selling book The Recovering Spender.
I was so consumed with keeping up appearances that before I knew it I had a mortgage underwater, a car towed away, was in $40K in debt, running a deficit every month, and finding it hard to buy diapers and groceries without using credit cards. I remember sitting on our bed one night, surrounded by a mountain of bills. It was such a dark and desperate time and I saw no hope. Chasing the American Dream had led me down the wrong path and I needed to find a way to control my finances before they controlled me.
In the end, it was the connection between money and heart that really brought it all together for me. I’d only ever learned about budgets and numbers and coupons in a very dry, clinical (boring) way. But when I made the heart connection by bringing values and vision into the mix, that’s when the breakthrough happened. I committed to focusing on living a happier, simpler life and getting back to the things that matter most.
I learned first-hand how to save money and live within our means, and I developed real-life tools that I share on this site to give you a head start. I made a lot of mistakes along the way and I share those, too, so you don’t have to do the same.