Who is the Economical Economides Family?

Steve & Annette Economides are NY Times Best Selling Authors, parents of five grown children, and Family Finance Experts.

 Economides Family
The Economides Family 2003:
Back Row L to R; John and Roy.
Middle Row L to R: Steve, Abbey and Joe.
Seated L to R: Annette and Becky

A Frugal Start

Steve and Annette Economides and their 5 kids started writing about their frugal exploits in March of 2003. Through the HomeEconomiser Newsletter they shared their family’s journey of living joyfully within their means. They are passionate about living the frugal lifestyle and sharing the fun, laughter and freedom they’ve experienced.

The Economides’ Frugal Accomplishments

Affectionately known in the media as America’s Cheapest Family, Steve & Annette:

  • Paid off their first home in 9 years on an average income of $35,000
  • Took fabulous debt-free vacations
  • Paid cash for all of their cars
  • Spent 60% less on Groceries than average families
  • Helped their kids earn College Degrees without Student Loans

The Economides Family in the News

Steve & Annette’s enthusiasm about household finances has earned them appearances on: Good Morning AmericaThe Today ShowDr. PhilThe TalkCNNFox News20/20Nightline; Inside EditionThe Marie Osmond ShowYahoo Finance; They’ve been featured in Good HousekeepingAll You; Time; Money; Real Simple; and People Magazines. They’ve also been quoted in US News and World Report; USA Today Weekend; The Washington Post; Huffington Post and many more. Their message of Financial Hope is reaching millions around the globe.

What happened to the HomeEconomiser Newsletter

Back in 2003, our kids were younger (and so were we) we started writing and publishing the HomeEconomiser Newsletter. The newsletter was printed and distributed 10 times each year. In 2009 they converted from a printed newsletter to digital / online version at MoneySmartFamily.com. They also launched the MoneySmartFamily Email Newsletter that is sent out 2 times each month at no charge.You can subscribe to the email newsletter here.

All of the articles they have written for the HomeEconomiser newsletter are now available to website members in the Member Archive section of MoneySmartFamily.com. You can get details about becoming a website member here.

The Economides Family is Growing

Our family is growing and we’re loving seeing our kids stand financially independent!
Economides Family 2015:
Economides Family 2015 Christmas PictureLeft to right: John, Rachel and Stark, Becky, Joe, Sarah and Jason, Abbey and Collin
Steve and Annette seated.