Making the Most out of Mommy Blogging: The Woman Behind Money Saving Mom

How Crystal Paine made a ministry out of coupon clipping.

Crystal Paine is not your average mommy blogger. She doesn't tell you about her day or post picture-perfect images of her lifestyle for you to envy. The homeschooling mom of three based in Kansas wants to help you make ends meet, to use many pieces of information to make choices about everyday purchases. With 4 million pageviews a month, she operates one of the most well-known coupon-clipping blogs in the country, and her new book, The Money Saving Mom's Budget (Gallery Books), wraps all of her practices up in one place.

Paine told Her.meneutics that her blogging began as any other site back in 2004. "I mentioned that I spent $17 on groceries that week, and people started asking, 'How on earth did you do that?' " she said.

She created an online course that taught some basic strategies, such as how to create a meal plan and how to combine the manufacturers' and store's coupons for a double deal. "People were saying, 'I need more practical information. I need you to break it down: what should ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview
To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.
Already a CT subscriber? for full digital access.
November

Support our work

Subscribe to CT and get one year free.

Read These Next

close
hide this
Access The Archives

Member-Only Access

Subscribe to Christianity Today to continue reading this article from CT's digital archives.

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? to continue reading.