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Lauren Greutman of IAmThatLady.com is a young mom and former spendaholic turned frugal living, sanity-saving mother of four who’s helping millions of busy moms get out of debt and live the best life possible on a budget. Her third and most recent book, The Recovering Spender an Amazon’s #1 best seller in the area of finance. Her personal financial planner is a constant sell-out because it’s a simple and easy and helps plan and set goals all while staying on budget.
Lauren founded one of the most successful money-saving websites in the country, LaurenGreutman.com. With over 2 MILLION visits a month, Lauren helps women escape paralyzing debt, take back control of their finances and live happily within their means. Her fanbase on social media is also helping her 270,000 followers curb their compulsion to spend. Lauren’s money-saving, discount-shopping, budget-living brand is so successful that her husband Mark was able to quit his high-paying corporate job to help run her business.
But not worrying about paying the bills wasn’t always the case for the Greutmans. In 2006, at the age of 25, she and Mark seemed to have it all, a custom home, luxury cars, beautiful babies, and all the bells and whistles that credit cards, bank loans, and money could buy. They were so consumed with keeping up appearances that before they knew it they had a mortgage underwater, a car towed away, was $40K in debt, running a deficit every month and finding it hard to buy diapers and groceries without using credit cards. Lauren remembers sitting on our bed one night, surrounded by a mountain of bills. She and her husband were numb. They were both embarrassed and scared. It was such a dark and desperate time that she saw no hope. The two had lost their connection to the things that really mattered, marriage and family. Chasing the American Dream and Lauren’s compulsive overspending had led them down the wrong path and they needed to find a way to control their finances. Lauren had no choice but to take control of her life and STOP shopping. She taught herself how to save money, shop smart, and live within her means. Today, she and her family of 6 live completely debt free in Upstate New York.
Lauren has been on the Today show 13 times and appears often on Dr. Oz. She’s also been on Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, Hallmark’s Home & Family, Nightline, T.D. Jakes Show, WNBC New York; including magazines like Redbook, Consumer Reports, Family Circle, All You; and on the Internet, Oprah.com, AOL.com, Yahoo.com, BusinessInsider.com, Money.com and Huffpost.com
Lauren isn’t the typical cookie cutter, Pinterest perfect mom blogger- which is why she’s so relatable. Keeping it real, honest, and a whole lot of fun is more her style. Her readers and followers embrace her rawness and honesty. Who are they? Primarily working mothers with two or more young children between the ages of 30-45 who are busy, well-educated and are looking for ways to not only stretch their time but their budgets as well.
Lauren is a sought-after brand spokesperson and just inked a deal with Flipp, a popular discount shopping and sales app.