Hi! My name is Akemi. I am the owner of this blog, “Poppin’ Cents”. My family and I live out side of Indianapolis, IN. I am a mother of 16 & 11 year old daughters, and the wife of a computer guy. I work as a freelance graphic designer, but my main focus is to take care of my girls and make sure that their needs are met. It’s hard being a mom while working at home, but I’m trying to do my best each day.
When I first started this blog, the main focus was money saving tips. However, I’ve recently decided to change this into a family blog which focuses more on topics like our family’s outings attending local Indiana events, parenting, education, books (my girls love books), DIY projects, product reviews (our family love trying out new things) and so on. We try to do fun things without breaking our family budget and I want to write about it on this blog.
In order to have fun without breaking the family budget, we use both paper & digital coupons. In addition to my husband’s & my full-time work, we work side jobs to earn extra income offline / online. We use the extra income to splurge. We discipline ourselves to work extra, save some, spend some and give some of our earnings. We’re often asked “What do you do with the extra money you’ve saved and earned?” The answer to this question is that the majority of extra money my husband and I earn goes to our daughters’ extra activities (piano, violin & art lessons), paying for fun activities that we love, new book purchases, college savings and charity donations for causes that we believe in.
This blog is not the best place to find the latest deals or events.I occasionally post deals and events from time to time. However, almost all the posts that I write about are based on my family’s experiences & our way of enjoying life without breaking our budget. We might even throw in a giveaway from time to time so stay tuned.
We hope that some of our family’s experiences can help others to enjoy life without worrying about breaking the budget.