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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

As a young married mother with four children, Sheryl McGlochlin found it difficult to find enough money to feed her family, especially when her husband went through two layoffs. She decided that since she knew what it felt like to care for a family on a small budget that someday she hoped to help others learn from her experiences.

Sheryl started documenting everything she learned or was trying. This documentation later turned into a series of classes Sheryl teaches including her trademark class, "Feed a Family of Four on $160/month." The classes eventually turned into Sheryl's Holladay-based business, Living and Thriving on Less.

Sheryl enjoys teaching and working with people, especially helping them realize there are many ways to enjoy an abundant life without spending much money. This doesn't always mean cutting coupons but more thinking outside the box. Sheryl tells me her service-based business involves everything from teaching classes and workshops to a daily tip subscription offered through her Web site, feedafamilytips.com.

Tips are all centered on ways to feed a family, develop healthier eating habits and deal with household challenges on a shoestring budget. Sheryl's criteria for her food tips are that each must save money, support a healthy diet and be delicious. The daily tips also provide an effective way to break information down into bite-sized pieces so those receiving it don't get overwhelmed.

Sheryl loves saving money on just about everything and has been teaching others how to do the same in her classes for more than seven years now, although the launch of her Feed a Family Group Web site is more recent. With the current condition the economy is in, Sheryl hopes to help as many families as possible both in Utah and the U.S. with Living and Thriving on Less. She is passionate about her business and hopes to share her experience and the things she has learned with those who would benefit from the information.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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