About Little People Wealth

Welcome to Little People Wealth! I am Heidi, wife of seven years and mom of two. I hope you enjoy your stay and subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a deal!

Little People Wealth simplifies deals in order to save you money on everything! It also shows you how to diversify your income streams and manage your money wisely. Do you want to retire early, go on a vacation, pay down your debt, or another financial goal? The information I show you will allow you to have more money for the things you want simply by showing you how to spend less on the things that are not as important to you.

I grew up in a super thrifty family (oldest of 10!) so I learned from a very young age how to live below your means. For the first two years of my marriage our income was less than 10K. We have no debt except for our mortgage and student loans, which we are working hard to eliminate.

I started this blog in 2007 to keep track of my expenditures and was pleasantly surprised to read emails from other women who were inspired by reading my story.  I began to focus on teaching others how to find deals, save money, and live the frugal life.  At the time I was also working full time in Environmental Toxicology, but now I am a full time blogger and mother.

It was scary to drop to one income.  I made more than two thirds of our families income at the time that I stopped working.  My husband makes only 25K despite his masters degree because he works in a non-profit.  A family of four living on $25,000 is hard at times, but it can be done!  I never feel like we are missing out.

Spend small to live large.  We save on the things that are easy to save on and on the things that are not as important to us.   Doing this allows us to “live large”.  We have money for vacations, retirement, and other things that are important to us.  I can teach you how to do the same.  If we can do it, anybody can!

Be sure to check out Six Shopping Tips for Walgreens and my CVS Guide. Walgreens and CVS are a breath of fresh air for anyone’s budget!

Two of my most popular posts are 10 Reasons Why You Aren’t Rich and 97 Ways to Save Money. I hope you enjoy them too!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 beansntatersmama January 3, 2009 at 4:12 am

Trust me you can do just stick with it. I really wasn’t prepared at all to stay home but after my third was born I realized just how much I had missed with my boys and was determined not to miss anything else. Good luck. angie


2 Happy Mama January 4, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Wow, GREAT blog!
Thank you for sharing all these deals and coupons.
In my country it is very common for moms to stay home with kids until they are 3 or so. That’s what I am trying to do as well. 🙂


3 Deborah at Coco Bonbons February 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Thank you for your comment. You have a very interesting blog. Good for you for living below your means. That is not always the popular thing to do. Way to go!


4 LifeNStuffUSA February 6, 2009 at 5:07 am

You go! It is so worth it. I unfortunately didn’t get to stay home at all but only 8 months total the last 11 years, but I did find a way to work from home after trying some part-time gigs that still caused me to miss my first’s first steps. Would love to be a SAHM so I look forward to following your tips and adventures in the future! Thanks for stopping by!


5 Melissa February 21, 2009 at 2:51 am

Saw your comment on my blog and thought I’d pop over for a visit! WHO KNEW?? Great blog and in these times, even more timely…. will be stalking you : )


6 Sharon April 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm


Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been reading your blog for the last several weeks and really enjoying it. I don’t know if I missed it before, but I just read your “about me” page and saw that your hubby is in non-profits just like mine. Ah, the joys!

Keep up the good work!


7 LittlePeopleWealth April 12, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Thanks 🙂


8 Andrea June 30, 2009 at 5:27 am

I have been subscribed to this blog via Google Reader for several months now, but just now reading this particular page. Glad you led me to it!


9 APRIL June 30, 2009 at 10:53 am

Thanks Heidi!


10 I am Lee-Ann... June 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm

5th scavenger hunt post. :o)


11 Brimful Curiosities June 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Found it I think…my for 5th Scavenger hunt. Good luck with your quest to stay-at-home! Thanks!


12 Sweet Serendipity June 30, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Hi Heidi,

Just found your 5th scavenger hunt post 😀
melissa b rich at gmail dot com

Thank you for all the work you put into your blog. You provide so many helpful tips and loads of useful info in a fun and friendly way. It makes life easier for moms like me, so thank you!


13 Melanie Haight June 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm

5th scavenger hunt, thanks for all you do, your website is great


14 Charissa June 30, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Found the post for the scavenger hunt… I missed out on the 4th one because I didn't get the email 🙁

I have enjoyed reading your posts and tips on ways to save money. Being a SAHM means living on one income and we do an okay job of it but could always do better!


15 Nicola June 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm

5th scavenger post.

I guess I never read this page before. You did come from a large family. Do you live close to all your siblings? I also didn't know that you work. WOW you really are a superwomen!



16 Lisa June 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm

New to this site. Just found the post for your scavenger hunt.
I enjoy your site. Thanks for having the scavenger hunt.


17 Lynn June 30, 2009 at 4:21 pm

posting for scavenger hunt. love your blog!


18 Carissa June 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm

The hunt led me here! I love being a SAHM of 4. Your blog has taught me alot on thrifty living. I'm alway looking for a deal.



19 Jenna June 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Found the 5th and final Scavenger Hunt page! Love your site! 🙂

vbabe9 at yahoo dot com


20 Shawna July 1, 2009 at 2:06 am

I just found this post from the scavenger hunt. 10 kids! WOW! Thanks for the great giveaway.

shawna at couponladyonline dot com


21 flemishe July 1, 2009 at 3:17 am

Scavenger hunt #5


22 LittlePeopleWealth July 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Thanks everybody!


23 Rachael August 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Do you have an updated about me page? Just curious how much you are living off of now with one income.


24 Heidi August 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

The same 🙂 I updated it when I quit – the $25K is from hubby’s job alone.

I budget for $1655/month, but that is after income taxes and health insurance.

It is an excellent question and one that I really should turn into a post. We live comfortably, no help (I do not have any problem with people taking help, but I do not feel we need it), and do not feel deprived of anything. Thanks Rachael.


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