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."
 

 

Maximize Your Savings at Target  

Right now, Target has a coupon that will save you $15 off your purchase of $40 or more of their Up and Up brand.  Super Saver, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars.com, is here with even more ways to maximize your dollar there.

Money Saving Challenge  

You may have heard about the 52 Week Money Challenge.  Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha says you should be doing that challenge in just the opposite order!  Start by saving the highest dollar amount the first week and then reduce the amount as you go.  Carrie explains how to get financially fit for 2014.

Pocket Your Dollars Free Download

Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha got her family out of over $50,000 of debt and she wrote a book about it to help you do it too!  “Pocket Your Dollars: 5 Attitude Changes that Will Help You Pay Down Debt, Avoid Financial Stress, and Keep More of What You Make” is regularly $13.99 but you can download it free on your Kindle or Nook on Friday, January 3rdClick here for your free download.

Holiday Returns  

All the presents are opened and the gift wrapping is thrown away.  Now it’s time to take a really good look at what you got.  More than likely, there are a few things that you might need to take back.  Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha is here with what you can expect when you head back to return them – and what might be worth picking up while you’re there.

Holidays on a Budget  

Super Saver, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars.com, says you should be doing some things right now to get ready for the holidays.  Carrie shares some of her tips with us.

Kids and Money  

Do you give your kids allowance?  Are there expectations for what they do with that allowance?  How do you know what to give your kids?  Or do you just pay for what your kids need?

State Fair Savings with our Super Saver  

Between the tickets, the parking, the food, and the souvenirs, it's easy to drop some serious coin at the fair. Here to help us find deals at the fair for the whole family is TCL's Super Saver, Carrie Rocha.

Super Saver’s Super Savings!   Back To Top

Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha, got her family out of almost $60 thousand in debt and her kindle book about it remains among the top 10 personal money management books on Amazon.  Carrie is still saving money and she proves it when she gets almost $55 worth of stuff at Target for less than $9!

Ways to Save on Summer Travel   Back To Top

Summer brings up memories of those vacations for so many.  Hopping in the car and hitting the road was something you did every summer, even if it was just a quick trip to Grandma’s.  But of course back then you were paying a lot less for gas.  Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars.com is  here with ways you can save on your summer travel.

Making the Most of Garage Sales   Back To Top

Finally!  It’s garage sale season!  Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha (Pocket Your Dollars.com), has some ways to help you maximize your garage sale trips – and she’s doing it with some high tech garage sale apps combined with some good old fashioned planning.