You may know me from my previous job. I was the host of the ABC15 Smart Shopper segment. I helped create the popular Deals of the Day, How to’s and Let Daphne Try It. After 12 years, I left that position so I could have the freedom to better serve this community. Today, I am ‘Just Daphne’ and I am still “Your Smart Shopper.” I am doing the exact thing, but now you can catch the show whenever you want. Just type “The Smart Shopper Show” into iTunes or your podcast app. You can also listen to it LIVE on the internet. For those of you who would like to watch the show, we will live stream all the behind-the-scenes action every Thursday at 6 p.m. Arizona time on the “Smart Shopper Show” Facebook page. I am still the cheapest person you’ll ever meet. I’ll save you money and hopefully simplify your life.
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I’m the token cheapskate, but I wasn’t always that way. I used to think I needed to have designer clothes and the latest gadgets for people to like me. So, I worked multiple jobs and lived off of credit cards to make it seem like I had money. Truth be told, no matter how much stuff I bought or what clothes I wore, I never felt like I was ‘good enough.’ It was a vicious cycle.
Then one day something changed. I was at a point in my life where I felt like everything and everyone was against me. I didn’t understand. I was doing everything society had told me to do to succeed, so why was I feeling this way? Finally, I gave up and said screw it! I stopped trying to keep up with the Jones’. I didn’t care that my clothes were from Goodwill or that my car had 200,000 miles on it. That’s when things started to change. People started complimenting me on my thrift store attire or my unique home decor. My confidence skyrocketed and I paid off my debt.
Nowadays, as a communication specialist and former TV producer, I find enjoyment in helping others build their confidence by seeking financial freedom. During the show, I’ll share my DIY secrets, provide creative inspiration and remind you — you’re not alone in this journey.