Today's guests, Larry and Hope Ware, have discovered the secrets of spending less and saving more, while living with a spirit of joy and abundance. They joins us to discuss practical frugality and share tips for how to save money and live with joy and abundance on a shoestring budget.
Larry and Hope Ware love teaching families practical frugality and living with a spirit of joy and abundance. They raised their four sons debt-free, including paying cash for their home in 2010 on an income which was often 30% under the national median. They knew that being debt-free meant the difference between “getting by” and “getting ahead.”
In practical terms, that means that Larry and Hope found ways to cut each budget category down to size in order to meet some pretty amazing goals, like paying cash for cars, vacations, and their current home.
Living on little is challenging – especially if you are raising kids. That’s what inspired Larry and Hope to begin Under the Median. They don’t give pie-in-the-sky advice, they’ve been in the trenches and have had to make hard choices.
Hope and Larry have discovered the secrets of spending less and saving more, while living with a spirit of joy and abundance. Together, they teach practical frugality to over 100,000 fans on their YouTube channel, Under the Median.
Larry and Hope married in 1988, each making $5 an hour, knowing next to nothing about budgeting. Three months later, their bank account registered nearly zero! They had a choice to make. Would they continue their current spending habits and sink into debt, or look their situation square in the face, embrace delayed gratification, and learn to live within their means?
Larry and Hope’s journey began as they learned to live on a monthly written budget, believe God for provision, practice contentment, dream big dreams, and then come up with a game plan to make them happen! They discovered the secrets of spending less, saving more, and living with a spirit of joy and abundance every single day.
If you’re ready to kick debt to the curb, live life intentionally, and grab great big, nearly impossible goals with both hands and refuse to let go, Larry and Hope can help! In working with them, you can learn ninja-like money-saving reflexes, the ability to spot a bargain from 300 paces, super savvy shopper know-how, and more!
Hope is a former radio personality who has done professional voiceovers for companies like: Pioneer Hybrid International, Country Companies, and The Museum of Science and Industry. Larry worked for PBS and in multi-media for many years.
When Hope is not speaking or writing, you'll find her creating new vegan versions of classic American comfort food. Larry spends his spare time riding his e-bike over 400 miles each month and taking wildlife photos.