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Hi, I’m Leah and I love the challenge of living a rich life on a tight budget. I started this blog to share my strategies for saving time and money with my family and friends.

I write about my efforts to save money through deals, do-it-yourself projects and recipes. I also love to travel (especially to Disney World!) so I write about frugal travel, too.

I’m really interested in how living frugally can help my family have what we want in life – more time with each other, healthy and delicious food, a nice place to live, and a chance to travel.

We live in beautiful North Carolina and some of what I write about pertains to folks who also live in the South, but a lot of the tips and ideas apply wherever you live.

Another aspect of living frugally that is important to my family is reducing our impact on our planet’s resources. We try to be conscious of how our buying and lifestyle choices affect the environment. We try to do more with less stuff, limit waste, buy secondhand when possible and choose food that causes the least harm.

Thanks for checking out this site and I hope you will get some ideas that can help your family live a rich life – that is, have time and money for what you really want! Of course, take what you like and leave the rest.

With love,

Leah Crocker Althiser


  • DungN

    You’re awesome! Thank you so much!

    February 18, 2018 at 11:01 am Reply
  • DungN

    Hi Leah,
    Thank you for the great tips. I was just wondering how dining plan works at the Cinderella Royal place. I saw you mentioned about saving the credits to eat there. Does it mean we would need 4 table meals for 2 adults there? Thank you

    February 18, 2018 at 8:29 am Reply
    • Leah

      Yes, you’ve got it right… it is 2 table service credits per person for Cinderella’s Royal Table. It’s also worth noting that gratuity IS included in the cost (or dining plan credits) there, unlike other table service locations. So you will save about $12 per person on tips!

      February 18, 2018 at 8:55 am Reply
  • Cindy

    Hi Leah.
    I was wondering how I can check dvc for more than 1 room? I need 4 rooms.

    February 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm Reply
    • Leah

      Hi Cindy! I personally don’t know of a way to search for four rooms at once. I have to refer you to David’s Vacation Rentals who I know can help you find availability. Here’s a link to their site: http://bit.ly/2EDsycG Hope that helps!

      February 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm Reply
  • Bill Crocker

    I just love your blog Leah. Of course I am biased. I am your very PROUD Dad.
    Love you girl.

    December 9, 2016 at 12:05 pm Reply
    • Leah

      This means the world to me. Thanks, Dad. 🙂

      December 10, 2016 at 5:35 am Reply
  • Catherine Howard

    Hi Leah! This is Cayte (Katie) from Long Beach! Just wanted to reach out to you and let you know how fantastic it was meeting another strudlette 🙂 I LOVE your blog! Will definitely be checking it out on a regular basis. I hope we run into eachother next summer, and for years to come. Your fellow Rockportian at heart – Cayte

    July 13, 2015 at 4:57 am Reply
    • Leah

      Cayte! How great to hear from you! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hey! Hope to see you again in Rockport, too. 🙂 The best place in the summer.

      July 13, 2015 at 11:26 pm Reply

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