Budget conscious mom shares secrets for "Shoestring Living" at Stillwater Public Library Sept. 10

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(STILLWATER, OKLA / Aug. 13, 2012)— Stillwater Public Library will present “Shoestring Living” with presenter Tracy Freeman on Monday, Sept. 10.  Freeman will reveal her secrets for making her family’s budget stretch through these tough economic times.

“Since we’re headed into another school year and holiday season with a still stagnant economy, it is important for families to take matters into their own hands and figure out ways to make every dollar count,” Freeman said.  “With a family of five, we’ve learned to be happy with less, but also how to maximize what we do have.”

Freeman, the mother of three daughters and a part-time employee at a local church, began honing her skills when she and her husband decided she would stay home with her children.  Through twelve years of hard work, research and trial and error, she has come up with a “Shoestring Living Plan” that she has presented to local church groups.  The techniques she will share include smart, efficient couponing in Stillwater, savvy money saving strategies, using a smartphone to save money and making homemade cleaning products.

“The main thing is that I want people to get inspired with some new ideas, have fun and start taking control of their wallets,” Freeman said.  “Thinking about budgets stinks. Thinking about money stinks. Hopefully, we can share lots of great tips and laughs with each other.”

The free class is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the library’s auditorium.  To register, please contact the Help Desk at askalibrarian@stillwater.org or 372-3633 ext. 106.  Registrants will be eligible to win one of five small makeup bags with five beauty care samples.  One attendee will win a large basket filled with sample products.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.). For more information, contact the Stillwater Public Library or visit the web site at library.stillwater.org.   Library programs are co-sponsored by Friends of the Library and KOSU.