Profile of an American budgeting mum: Stacey Ross

Thank you Stacey you are our first international budgeting mum!


Hi, what’s your name?

stacey ross

Stacey Ross

Any kids?

2 kids

Do you work? FT/PT?


Why do you work?

stimulation and for money

If you don’t work why don’t you?

What are your child care arrangements?

work when kids at school and in bed

How do you manage for money?

husband main breadwinner, my income supplements

Do  you worry about money?

property value has gone down dramatically and living in CA is very costly, so YES.

What do you waste money on?

we are not wasters, but we could eat out less

Have you made any big financial changes since having kids?

YES. We spend much less on entertainment, hobbies, clothes, expensive food, vacations, ball games, etc.

How do you make extra cash?

blogging started as a hobby, but has turned into a great way of turning my passion into profit

Can you share 3 top budgeting tips for other parents?

1. find ways to save on ‘needs’ (coupons, swaps, sales, waiting for price reduction)

2. use online and offline tools to comparison shop and wait out what you want to get the best deal

3. consider that time is money. learn to DIY or develop skills to say NO to purchasing something in the first place


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