Steve and Annette Economides are homeschooling parents of five children and New York Times Best Selling authors of three books that are helping families everywhere to get right on the money. They have been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, CNN, Nightline, 20/20, Fox News and People magazine.
Their financial accomplishments include: paying off their first home in 9 years on an average income of $35,000, paying cash for all of their cars; taking fabulous debt-free vacations, spending 60 percent less than average families on groceries, and helping their kids earn college degrees without student loans.
Affectionately known in the media as America’s Cheapest Family, Steve and Annette are dedicated to encouraging families around the world to find creative ways to joyfully live within their means and achieve goals they never dreamed possible.
Jennifer ("Jeni") Chase, MSW, grew up in Topeka, Kansas. She and her husband David have been married for 22 years and live in Apalachin, New York where they home educate their four daughters.
Jeni worked as a professional counselor for the Christian Counseling Center in Johnson City, NY, and served as the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Crisis Center in Wichita, KS. She currently serves as Co-Director for the Braided Cord Cooperative in the Binghamton, NY area which provides educational opportunities and community for over 40 home school families. Jeni also works on the Board of Trustees at Davis College in Johnson City, NY.
Jeni is more than just a dynamic speaker. Her presentation is energized by her authentic passion for sharing the message God has given her. Drawing from her experience as a Christian counselor, ministry leader, home school educator, wife, and mother, Jeni artfully combines her ready wit with touching, real-life stories to illuminate what she’s learned about boldly facing the everyday challenges of living on this side of heaven. Her infectious energy welcomes you and her articulate ability to speak the truth engages you. Her message is sparked by her contagious enthusiasm and love for people and laughter. Jeni believes that one of the greatest blessings in life is LAUGHING . . . really laughing. She hopes her audience's hearts are revived by laughter and encouragement to be the very best God calls them to be.
Jeni speaks to women’s gatherings, MOPS groups, home school conferences, marriage retreats, Christian Colleges and churches.