Hello there and welcome!
My name is Nicole, and I am a food-loving and money-saving kind of girl. This is why BeeyondCereal means so much to me as it encompasses both loves and aspects of my life.
In 2018 I started a personal finance blog helping other people to learn to budget, trim expenses, side hustle for cash, and through that experience, I realized the one thing I mainly wanted to talk about was saving money in the kitchen.
If you were to make a list of all of your monthly expenses and organize them top to bottom for which is the most expensive thing you buy every month, food and groceries are right there at the top.
So it makes sense that when you want to save money, you opt to eat more cheaply. You make food at home instead of going out, choose a cheaper dinner option or snacks, etc.
When I realized my passion for saving money on food, I started my own food blog with the hope of offering frugal and tasty homemade dishes that the whole family could enjoy.
After having the food blog for 1.5 years, I closed down the financial website and dedicated myself full time to this food blog. Moving all of the best money-saving/food-related articles over here so that it can be a one-stop. Convenience is everything.
So on BeeyondCereal, you can scroll through the best meal planning tips, learn how to extreme coupon, and find a great meal that fits your tight budget all in just a few clicks of a mouse (or taps on a phone screen).
More about me,
I am a stay-at-home mother and Veteran's wife. My husband and I met in 2011 because of a wrong number text message and the rest was history. He moved in on day 3 and we got married in month 3.
He was born in New York but lived in Florida when the Army transferred him to Washington state, about 15 minutes from my home. To say it was fated would be the understatement of the century.
About 2 years after we were married he was stationed in South Korea while I stayed home with our then-almost 1-year-old daughter. Finances were tight and living 14 hours apart didn't help the communications and budgeting between the two of us.
This is when I came into "extreme" couponing and became somewhat dedicated to saving money. I had stockpiles, organized binders, and newspapers delivered weekly.
I also learned how to repurpose leftovers into new and exciting meals because eating the same thing over and over again is boring and not my style.
After he came back we were restationed to Tennessee where we stayed for a few years as he finished up his Army contract. Once he was out, it didn't take long before we moved back to Washington for another few years.
Now we're living in Florida (as of 2021) and loving every minute of it.
I say all of this moving around stuff to say that I have lived all over the country and seen how widely different the grocery store prices are and what foods are more common in each area. No two places are exactly the same and what may be cheap in one spot may not be elsewhere.
So I keep an open mind as to what "frugal" foods might look like because I fully understand that it changes based on locations, backgrounds, financial status, and more.
It's my hope that I can help you to find the best meals and deals for your family no matter where you may be. Thank you so much for reading.
How can I assist you?
Looking for certain recipes?
Need to save money on food?
- Resources Page
- Saving Money on Food
- Grocery Shopping Tips on a Budget
- Stretch Your Dollar
- The No Spend Challenge Guide
Check out my Contact Us page for details on how to get in touch with me.