be wealthy beyond measure to have that
had switched jobs, and we got a bonus.
frugal. She found some coupons and we
went and bought those couches.
;But;they;had;a;bargain;base-ment where there was an ottoman and
a swivel chair. We used the coupon and
Our friends noticed we were doing
well with budgeting. The next thing we
at our church. We had to figure out
Steve: The stuff that we learned, and
the people we helped, became the basis
for our first book. The writing turned
into a business, the business got us on
Good Morning America, and Good
tract. Now we travel around the country
speaking to homeschool conventions,
banks, libraries. We’re just practical,
personal, household budgeting experts.
more of what they earn.
Annette: And stretch what they have.
TOS: Did you ever imagine your frugal
journey would lead you here?
Steve: No, not at all.
TOS: What started you on your home-school journey?
Steve: We heard Dorothy and Raymond Moore talk about the power of
homeschooling. Annette and I talked
for our family and lifestyle.
Annette: We had a lot of friends who
were homeschooling. When my oldest
TOS: Did you homeschool all five
children the whole way through their
in high school, we wanted to start exposing them to the world outside because
they were going to be experiencing college soon. We started signing them up
for community college classes about their
sophomore year of high school.
Our kids have really learned how to
balls. There is no way they could do every-thing;they;are;doing;now;if;they;hadn’t
started learning how at a younger age.
TOS: How did you find that home-schooling and frugal living was a perfect
match for your lives?