Kara is the creator of Saving by Design. She has always thought of herself as a bargain hunter, but she really began using coupons for all they were worth a few years ago when she left her career as a biologist to be a stay-at-home mom. She began Saving by Design to share deals and couponing tips with family and friends. Knowing what it’s like to struggle with money in today’s economy, making a difference in people’s lives and showing them that there was a way that they could help themselves was a great feeling. Kara lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two young children. She enjoys gardening, crafts, and also writes a weekly savings column in an award-winning local newspaper. Join her for all kinds of deals, design, and DIY and you craft life on a budget!