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Hi, I’m Marvelous Mrs – but you can call me Amy. I’m just a regular wife that got fed up with living paycheck to paycheck. Working together, my husband (Mr. Marvelous) and I slashed our spending and paid off over $30,000 in debt by learning to love a frugal, simple lifestyle.

If you’re like me, you’re tired and busy, and you’ve got big plans for your life — plans that you can’t achieve in this endless cycle of never having enough.

If you’re tired of trying to keep up with the Joneses – but don’t have the time or energy to become some crazy extreme frugalista, you’re in the right place. Here at Marvelous Mrs, I share my secrets to finding the middle ground of living a frugal life as a busy wife and working mom.

Join me and together we’ll unlock real-life solutions to break free from the paycheck-to-paycheck trap we’re living in.

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A little about me…

I’m in my thirties.  Gasp!  (I don’t usually say that out loud!)  I’m not even sure how that happened, but here I am – creeping closer to 40 every day.

After being a single mom for many, many years, I married the man of my dreams in 2014. It was a beautiful day and,amy beardsley, andrew beardsley, wedding aside from the day my daughter was born, it was the best day of my life.

You know that old cliché about marrying your best friend? I never knew how true that could be until I met my husband.

He’s my knight in shining armor. But he came with a lot of debt… and when you add that to what I already had… well… we had quite the financial mess.

And we did what every couple does – we financed our wedding on credit.

(Which is a terrible idea, by the way – don’t do it!)

If that weren’t enough, we bought two new cars (also financed) and then were slapped with a mountain of medical bills.

It took us longer than I like to admit to realize we were in financial trouble. When we were two months behind on bills and juggling this one to pay that one and strategizing “maybe we can pay this one late this month and that one late next month,” that was our wake-up call.

We were in a scary place. A place I didn’t want to be in.

And I had no idea how to dig ourselves out.

There’s never enough time or energy at the end of the day, and never enough money at the end of the month.

Slowly, we tried (and failed) and tried again until we found the secret to managing our money. And I’m going to share it with you here. It’s simple, really – to find a life of financial freedom, you only need to do these four things:

  1. Get on the same page about money with your spouse
  2. Make a plan to spend less than you make
  3. Strategize and invest the money you save
  4. Put protections in place to save you from financial emergencies and disasters

How I can help you…

I’m a time-starved wife and mother who struggled with trying to make ends meet just like you. I don’t have time to spend baking my own bread or growing and harvesting my own food. And even if I had sewing skills (which I don’t) I don’t have the time to spend darning socks or making my own clothes.

But there are ways for real women to save money and live the good life while working to earn more and save more.

And that’s my mission: Real Money for Real Women.

Are you ready? 

Don’t live another minute under the enormous financial burden you’ve found yourself in. Let me help you simplify life,  save some money and discover a life of financial freedom.