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episode 4: an Interview with Leah Ingram of Toss, Keep, Sell & Suddenly Frugal

March 7th, 2011 by Stephanie O'Dea

Real Moms Making Real Money (at home, in their pajamas) And How You Can, Too!

Leah Ingram is one of my role models. Leah has an impressive THIRTEENĀ  books under her belt, and is a lifestyle, etiquette, frugal-living, and publishing expert.

In this interview, Leah shares how she went from planning her own wedding to writing books about wedding-planning, gift-giving, proper etiquette, and her new(ish) endeavor: frugal living.

Leah’s newest book: Toss, Keep, Sell is a must for anyone looking to make a little extra money (at home, in your pajamas!) by sellingĀ  the needless clutter lurking in your closet, garage, or attic. Do you have china you don’t ever use? Sell it! Leah did, and brought in an extra $240 to her family’s budget.

Leah is chock-full of fantastic advice, and my brain is still buzzing from all the great ideas she shared. Thank you so much for joining us, Leah!

as an added bonus, Leah graciously agreed to give away her newest book: Toss, Keep, Sell to one of our viewers. Please leave your comment below to be entered into the contest. A winner will be selected March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day! at 5pm, pacific). Good luck!!

this contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

49 Responses to “episode 4: an Interview with Leah Ingram of Toss, Keep, Sell & Suddenly Frugal”

  1. Can’t wait to read the whole book. It sounds really interesting. Thanks for the advice!

  2. Just found your site on Sunday…Made the Chicken and rice soup…looks like a keeper!

  3. What a great book! I can’t wait to read and learn more! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Hmmm, don’t know if much of my clutter is saleable, but I’d love to read the book!

    Thanks for the contest, Stephanie and Leah!

  5. Wish I had this when I was younger, But then now that I’m retired, on a fixed income and with 55+ years of accumulations I could use it even more!

  6. Always good advice and thanks for the contest!

  7. Always looking for new ideas. Can’t wait to read the book.

  8. This book sounds great! Thanks for the opportunity! I need to get rid of clutter, clutter, clutter…..

  9. I love that…making money in my pj’s! Haha! We bought an old farm house…complete with old ‘junk’ that we aren’t sure what to do with. I already got yelled at by my sis-in-law for burning a bunch of old wood that she would have used for crafting. So, I am afraid to throw anything out. Haha!!

  10. I’ve recently signed up for Stephanie’s and Leah’s blogs and love getting the info regularly. Nice to see the 2 of you working together via webTV, and I’ve gotten new ideas from both of you. Thanks! When I declutter I certainly won’t be tossing my crock pot.

  11. I’m one of those who have pretty much been frugal my whole life, but, since we had a large family, I do have a lot of “stuff.” Also, I’ve been trying to get into the jewelry business, and so I have lot’s of beautiful pieces that I need to get rid of…sell. Your book looks like something I need! I have a lot of stuff I would like to toss and sell. I need to definitely declutter.

  12. I love the premise for this book! I’m already brainstorming some ways to make some extra money for my little family. Thanks!

  13. I am def a frugal gal..tx for the chance to read your book :)

  14. I really like this idea, it sounds really good. Thanks

  15. I would love to read this book. My husband lost his job and money is tight. Anything to make extra would be great!

  16. great interview…thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

  17. I would love to read this book. How interesting.

  18. What a great website! I am always looking for ways to help with our income while I am a mommy at home!

  19. I have a lifetime of memories and ‘things’. Never thought that someone MIGHT want to buy any of it.

  20. Wow – I still have my (first marriage’s) wedding china in my basement – down I go tonite to retrieve & sell it!

  21. Enjoyed the video and will run right over to your blog. Thanks for the interview.

  22. I linked to this site from another… I now have this book in my “wish list” on Amazon. :) I love finding frugal ideas!

  23. Sooooo could use this book. Lots of junk. Nots of money;-)

  24. Love it

  25. What a great-sounding book! I’d love to learn more!

  26. Would love, love, love this book! I can always use more money in our budget.

  27. I could really find this book helpful. Thank you for the chance!

  28. Stephanie, I’m loving these interviews you’re doing! Thank you for inviting these women to share their experiences via video. I’d love to hear Leah talk more about publishing and book writing.

  29. This book sounds great…thank you for the chance!

  30. Can’t wait to read this book! Just finished paying my bills and had been wondering how I can make a little extra money. This book is an answer to my prayers.

  31. Looks great!

  32. My kids get so mad at me for giving away STUFF. They keep saying sell it…LOL
    Will difinatelygive this a try.


  33. Oh, I need this book!

  34. Getting ready to retire. This may provide another source of income.

  35. Love the concept. Next year we’ll have 3 kids in college and time to sort through lots of stuff that has accumulated over the years. Would love to read the book! I use your crockpot books 2/week and have really enjoyed trying the variety of recipes. Thank you for sharing!

  36. To get rid of all my stuff and make money? I like it! Oh to downsize – I would love the book.

  37. Wow! This is just what I need. I’ve got the clutter, but I’d rather have the money!

  38. I really need this. Im a SAHM with a special needs child and we have to be “creative” with our budget. I would love some tips.

  39. Keeping my fingers crossed that I will win!! My husband lost his job a week ago, we tend to be frugal BUT there is always new things to learn. Thanks for the great interview and things to think about from that!

  40. After moving a family member with 3 children to a new home I am ready to CLEAN HOUSE. This would be a perfect way to start the CLEAN up.

  41. Hook me up with this book!

  42. I could use some help fighting my clutter bug tendencies and the idea of cashing in might just be enough motivation to get started.

  43. Wondering how this would cross over the pond to Europe…I’d like to get rid of some clutter but never seem to find the time to do it!

  44. This would be an awesome book!

  45. Me! ME! Pick ME! Thanks for the chance to win! As a mother of seven I would love to be bringing in extra income to help out our family!

  46. I just discovered your website today. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win this book, which looks very interesting.

  47. Definitely need some help in this house. Would love to win!!!

  48. I followed a link here — glad I did! Good interview. Thank you!

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