Lauren Greutman was a young married women with two fancy cars and a custom built home. She always struggled to keep up the with Joneses, her spending had gotten out of control, and her bubble burst. The damage of her overspending results in an underwater mortgage, a car towed away, $40,000 in debt, and a $1,000 deficit per month in her family finances.
Through trial and failure Lauren curbed her spending addiction and successfully set up boundaries to keep her safe from her spending. She learned how to get real with her spending, and started to learn how to make her spending a reflection of her already strong value system. Two years later they were debt free! In her book THE RECOVERING SPENDER, Lauren shares with her readers her step-by-step program she created to curb her own shopping addiction. She wants her readers to be able to live a happy, fulfilled, and debt-free life.
In 2010 Lauren founded one of the most popular frugal living websites iamthatlady.com. She started it to teach others how she was saving money, and wanted to share her secrets to a happy debt free life. Since it’s inception, Lauren has taught over 38 million women how to live a debt free life, and has a passion for helping recovering spenders like her.
She’s appeared on the Dr. Oz show numerous times.
Fox & Friends Multiple Times.
She is a frequent guest on National TV shows like Good Morning America, the TODAY show , Rachel Ray, Nightline, and more.
Lauren lives in Upstate NY with her husband Mark, and her four children. In her free time you can find her thrift stores shopping, going to church, playing with her kids, and drinking her favorite beverage: COFFEE.