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Jennifer Roberts
Works at Demand Media
Attended University at Buffalo
Lives in USA
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Working on DIY projects this weekend? Here's one that I recently finished.
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Save money, cater to your child's interests and create quality Halloween costumes that will last for pretend play with these 5 DIY Halloween Costume ideas.
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It's tax time again! And once again we're using our refund to tackle some of our financial goals. This year brought some big changes, though, so our tax refund jackpot is probably a thing of the past.
Will you be getting a tax refund? Put your tax refund to good use to improve your financial health.
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Why are people who have everything they need shopping on Thanksgiving for stuff they just want? Norman Rockwell's Freedom from Want is a poignant reminder.
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I'm a big fan of Mint.com, so I was honored and excited when they approached me for an interview. Here it is!
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all in all, we've become precious and perfectionistic about food to the extent that it almost seems not to count if we eat really well MOST of the time, while giving ourselves a break SOME of the time....
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I frequently hear from people who have been inspired to try some of my project ideas for themselves. There have been dozens of little horses and Robin Hoods trick-or-treating and acting in plays, lots of Elmo stockings hung by the chimney with care, and many homes spruced up with faux leaded glass. It makes my day to know I helped someone be creative and resourceful! Tom was so pleased with his garage window project that he wanted to share some photos with my readers. Thanks, Tom!
See how reader Tom used my DIY Faux Leaded Glass Window Tutorial to revamp his garage windows with Plaid Gallery Glass products.
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Planning to travel abroad with a toddler? Rethink your-must haves for easier packing and more adventure. Jen shares her best packing tips for toddler travel
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Please consider voting for me to be The Debt Free Guys' 2014 Money Master of the Year. They're offering every voter a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Sometimes it feels like the only bloggers who get recognition are the ones with super sensational stories. I really appreciate that these guys gave me a chance to share my little everyday victories and wisdom with their audience. Thanks, guys!
As we look back on a successful 2014, The Debt Free Guys have many things for which we are grateful. One of those has been the success and support of our followers and contributors to debtfreeguys.com. 
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Really this is a thinly veiled excuse to share cute baby pictures (because babies dressed in anything with animal ears = adorable). But if you also happen to be looking for an inexpensive last-minute Halloween costume, check this out!
Start with a simple jogging suit to make this quick and easy no-sew DIY kids horse costume for halloween or play. Comfy, inexpensive and super cute!
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Heard about this a long time ago. Creepy and weird.
Parents say it's a form of digital kidnapping. Instagram isn't sure what to say.
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I've been selling things left and right, which led to a bit of soul-searching when it came to selling toys (if you ever need someone to completely overthink something, I'm you're girl). Here's what I decided...
When parents sell unwanted toys, who should get the money? Learn how financial turmoil sparked a great learning opportunity for Jen's family.
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Freelance Writer, Designer
Skills
Architectural Design, Interior Design, Web Design (CSS, HTML, Wordpress), Writing, Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, AutoCad
Employment
  • Demand Media
    Freelance Writer, 2009 - present
    Home section writer providing original content for websites such as eHow, SFGate and ModernMom.
  • JenSpends.com
    Author, Designer, 2009 - present
    Frugal lifestyle blogger specializing in product reviews and money-saving advice.
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USA
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Writer. Designer. Mommy.
Introduction

Jennifer Roberts is a full-time mother of two sweet boys, wife to an English immigrant, and author of www.jenspends.com. She holds a B.S. degree in Architecture and was employed as a CAD designer in the hospitality industry for more than four years. She has also provided freelance graphic design services to nationally televised PGA Tour events and taught an introductory AutoCad class for two semesters at a SUNY college. Jennifer enjoys travel, good food and design of all kinds.

Bragging rights
Can recite all the drinks in the song Tubthumping by Chumbawumba.
Education
  • University at Buffalo
    Architecture, 1999 - 2003
  • Sheffield University
    Architectural Studies (Study Abroad), 2001 - 2002
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Female