"About Me"
and what inspired me to show others hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to save money and get freebies!

Are you interested in learning ways to save money, lessen your bills and expenses and be able to live off of less money? This is my goal and the reason that I created Discount Fanatics and Freebies Fanatics!

A little about me - My name is LaTiahna Nelson, and I am a happily married woman with varied interests (as you will see).

With the recession and housing crisis that devastated many families for years after 2001, we needed to tighten our belts and I realized that I had to cut back BIG TIME in order to survive!  We saw beloved, longtime neighbors losing their homes or jobs and times were tough for all! I went into survival mode.  I used every resource available to me. I started slashing bills like a Ninja! I was on a mission. And the more money I saved, the more inspired I became to save even more! I took each bill and expense and either eliminated it completely or had it reduced.  Well, I became so good at cutting back and saving money, that in January of 2011, I launched this website to share my knowledge and to teach others all of the ways to save money that I have learned over the years and continue to learn.

Because, let’s face it, financially, it seems that with every step you take forward, something pushes you two steps back… Your electric bill increases, your water bill increases, your car insurance goes up, rent increases or escrow increases. Then there are life’s other unexpected expenses… car repairs, medical/prescription expenses or you owe on your taxes. All the while, your Salary/Raises are not keeping up. This was my motivation for creating Discount Fanatics and Sunday-Paper-Coupons.

In 2014, I was named as one of the finalists of All You Magazine's America's Smartest Shopper. You can view my video and tips for saving money when dining out here.

Years ago, I also created a line of Press Kits, called Pitch-A-Paks, which are Media Presentation Albums for the Entertainment Industry. I was honored when I was approached by McGraw-Hill and asked if they could feature me in their book titled, Mass Media in a Changing World by George Rodman (shown under my birthname of “Wannibbi”), in the section about Press Kits. 

I also enjoy creating Art and Jewelry, such as Abstract Paintings, Mosaics, Drywall Art, Fabric Panels, Glass & Lighting Décor, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, Decorative Candleholders and many other Crafting projects. I received a write-up in the Orlando Sentinel for my Artwork. If interested, you can view or purchase some of my work in my Etsy Store It's Simply Gorgeous.  

I am also a published Writer, having written articles for Yahoo! Voices regarding the various ways to save money that I show you here on my website.

Okay, enough about me! Begin using the resources that I have provided to save money.  The tabs on the left are your path to savings! 

God Bless!

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