#LikeAMother Budgeting like a mother with Lauren Greutman of IAmThatLady.com


I love Lauren Greutman. I mean, who else can talk about coupons and budgeting and you still like her after? Lauren and her husband Mark run IAmThatLady.com, a site devoted to teaching families how to build the life they want — on a budget.

In this episode Lauren tells me the amazing, devastating and hilarious story about how her family overspent on a lavish lifestyle until they were $40,000 in debt — and clawed their way out of it, slinging steaks and living on a tightwad budget. Also, she will crack you up with my most favorite story of hers: Having her pink Cadillac repo'd in the most dramatic and humiliating way possible (tears ensued).

What's Your Credit Score?

In the past few weeks Lauren's freezer meal plans have been blowing up, thanks in part to her appearances on Today, Fox and Friends, Dr. Oz and Good Morning America. Plus, this mom of three is hilarious and cool.

Have a listen! And check out  IAmThatLady.com !


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About Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson is a veteran money journalist, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Oprah.com, U.S. News, Parenting, USA Today and others. Her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was named to the New York Post's ‘Must Read” list.Emma regularly comments on issues of modern families, gender equality, divorce, sex and motherhood for outlets like CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, CNBC, NPR, TIME, MONEY, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Doctors. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and a “Most Eligible New Yorker” by New York Observer.A popular speaker, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. Read more about Emma here.


  1. Allison on April 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Great episode Emma! I needed to hear it.

  2. Amy on April 4, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I will check out Laura’s site, however I think if you are a single Mom it is more difficult repaying debt and paying monthly bills. That’s been the biggest challenge amongst others.

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