Easy StreetA Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned Easy Street is a weekly communiqué from penny-wise Nancy Patterson. Each Wednesday Nancy provides insightful information on how to cut expenses, find the best deals and win at the game of frugality without ever sacrificing personal lifestyle or one’s dignity. It is Nancy’s belief that one can live their life sparingly, economically and smartly by giving the Jones Family the finger and focusing on personal happiness. Her aim for Easy Street is to show her prudent pupils the easy ways to budget, stick to it and succeed. You can expect to learn money pits to avoid, how to reduce life’s costly ways all the while being proud to do so. Simple planning ahead and a knack for spendthrift has been Nancy’s philosophy since her early days growing up in the Midwest. Nancy grew up in smaller towns across the Great Lakes where it was a financial necessity to stretch each dollar and find multiple uses for items. She is used to exchanging money saving ways with neighbors, family and friends and was thrilled when her friend Mark Patricks asked her to explain how the rest of us could live as frugally and fruitfully as her. She lives in South Florida with her husband and family.