Steve and Annette Economides

America's Cheapest Family: Who are we?

Hi. We’re Steve and Annette Economides (econo mee ‘dis) from Scottsdale, Arizona. Welcome to our how-to-save-money blog on.

We have five kids ranging in age from 14 to 25 and have been married since 1982. Our frugal lifestyle didn’t start because we were hugely in debt like some other financial experts.

We’ve always been a one-income family. We started economizing from day-one of our marriage, out of necessity, because we were earning so little. Initially living thrifty took a lot of effort and planning, but after a few awesome successes it became a fun game.

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