Carrie Rocha
Name: Carrie Rocha
TCL Contributor: TCL Super Saver
Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN
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Who do you live with: My family - husband and two girls
Where would you like to live: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil would be great. I would gladly move back to Iquitos, Peru too; it's in the Peruvian Amazon.
Your favorite occupation: I'd love to be a chef. Well, not really because I don't want to work nights and weekends, but I love cooking.
Person you'd like to meet: The current President - whoever that is, I won't be picky.
What do you order in a coffee shop: Brewed coffee, dark roast. It's much cheaper than any of those fancy drinks.
3 TCL regulars who you'd like to have dinner with: Sunday Burquest, Carla Barnhill and Rob Barrett
Favorite State Fair food: All of them
Favorite TCL moment: Elizabeth asked me, "So, Carrie, how much would these products have cost and how much did you spend?" I hadn't committed the numbers to memory and I forgot to write them done (see a common thread with my memory here) so my only honest answer was, "I don't have any idea." Whoops.
One thing you can't live without: My Bible
Dream TCL interview/segment: I'd love to do a segment with Ty from Extreme Home Makeover. He is a really frugal guy and I'd love to work together with him to remodel, not demolish, but remodel a family's house on a budget.
What is your motto? I have two: 1) I think I coined this myself: "The last thing I quit was quitting." 2) I have a post-it note on my desk that reads "Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am."
 

 

Holiday Savings  

It can seem like you’re pulling our your credit card every five seconds this time of year, but there are ways to save money too. Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha, shares a few of her favorite “holiday hacks”.

Back to School Shopping  

When we think about saving money on back to school essentials, we often think often think of supplies and families with kids.  Carrie Rocha, our Super Saver, is here to explain that back to school savings are much broader than pencils and crayons.  They are valuable for families with with kids as well as those without!