Great News for Practical Saver

Last week’s announcement that I will be discontinuing the weekly Practical Saver list was a surprise to many.  It had been a decision that was brewing for awhile, and the timing finally felt right.  Luckily the story doesn’t end there!  I knew that God wanted me to stop the weekly sales list, I sadly thought that meant that I was done with Practical Saver.  As soon as I released it and opened my hands and said “here”, He gave me so much excitement and reassurance that I am not done with helping people with their money!!
After multiple years of focusing on grocery savings, I feel the need to expand the savings window.  There is more to life than food (although my husband Ross may not agree) and I feel the need to spread my wings and help with more areas of the financial household.  In fact I have already started. Monday evening I hosted a class for 14 teenagers teaching them about money management.  Last Thursday I spoke to a group of seniors to talk about the incredible amount of senior discounts and tricks to save money for a small household.  I had a ball! I feel revived and energized!!
So the great news is, I am keeping open and going to continue to give guidance on household finances.  Eventhough I won't be doing the weekly grocery list, I will still be here.  I don’t know what specific direction I will be going, but I am so very excited to have more time to research ways to help families save even more money.  My desire and passion is teaching and public speaking.  I pray that the doors will be opened to make that a reality.
In the meantime, check back to often and “Like” me on Facebook as I will post classes and saving tips at both locations.  If I find good grocery deals to pass along, I will post them on the blog page as well!  I will keep the financial calculators, recipes, and videos active on the website.   I would also like to do more one-on-one counseling for individual households.  Fortunately this can be done electronically and not require face to face meetings.  If you have particular financial questions or would like direction, email me.
It is odd the variety of emotion that today brings.  Producing the last Wednesday sales list after ten years makes me sad and excited all in the same breath.  Thank you for hanging in there with me on this journey.  I praise God for what He has already done and for what He has still has planned.

What you need to know:

  • Visit for new Blog posts to assist with household savings (The financial calculators, recipes, and videos are still available on the website)
  • Like Me on Facebook to find posts on future classes
  • Today is the last weekly newsletter.  If you want a refund, mail me a self addressed envelope to 9336 E. Turtlerock Rd, Prescott Valley, AZ 86315.  Envelopes must be received by May 1st.

I don’t want to leave you without some resources.  There are several top-notch blogs that provide shoppers with valuable information each week.  Here are some that will help you continue saving at the grocery store.

No words can express how much fun it has been to help you save money through Practical Saver.  I am excited for the doors that God is going to open for our family in the next chapter of our lives!

God Bless,


 This is the last newsletter - I will be discontinuing the weekly service after today.