Michelle Jones, Frugal Mom of 4, Founder and Editor of BetterBudgeting
Michelle Jones, Founder
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Married to the love of her life for 27 years, Michelle lives in Metro Atlanta with her husband and their four children. After working in the financial industry for several years Michelle made the switch to full-time SAHM (stay-at-home mom). Unlike many fortunate families during the 90's, she did not stay at home with her children because her family could "afford it". Quite the opposite. She stayed at home because she and her husband, Wayne, felt that caring for their children full-time was more important than anything else they could possibly do. Together, they made whatever financial sacrifices it took, with no regrets.

During those early years of raising their family on an extremely tight budget, Michelle became known by family and friends as the "coupon queen". This was back in the early 90's, long before coupons were cool. And, a savvy bargain shopper. When sales were more difficult to find than they are today. Raised by a second generation single mom and grandparents who survived the Great Depression, frugality was just the normal way of life. When it came time to raise her own family, Michelle instinctively knew how to survive tough times. During the most difficult years, she successfully fed her family with delicious and affordable home cooked meals on a grocery budget of $30 per week. She knows firsthand what it takes to raise a family well, on a budget.

Wanting to share her survival secrets, Michelle founded the free Web site BetterBudgeting.com and monthly money saving newsletter named after her weekly column; Living a Better Life®. While most publications in the industry were only available by paid subscription, BetterBudgeting has always been a free resource. In 2003 she added the additional free resource, GrocerySavingTips.com, to educate consumers on how to save money on groceries, with and without coupons. All the main tips were written by Michelle, based on her own 20+ years of shopping experience, as well as her 101 Coupon Tips ebook (a free gift for members).

As a 30-year cancer survivor, Michelle is earnestly dedicated to sharing her passion for Living a Better Life®. As her family knows all too well, she will share her knowledge and ideas about budgeting, saving money, the economy, and all financial matters, with anyone and EVERYONE!

With her husband's career in business management their family has been relocated many times throughout the South (Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina). They have experienced a wide range of financial challenges and every difficult stage of family life and have learned time and time again that God brings us through the storms and valley's of life, no matter how impossible they may seem.

Though finances have been challenging (and money problems are the #1 cause of divorce), their marriage and faith in God have only become stronger through each passing year. Michelle and her family try their best to focus on the blessings in their daily life and the beautiful rainbows that God always provides after the storms.


"All things work for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose"

- Romans 8:28 (NIV)


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