Save & Splurge


Luke & Lori Sinclair,

second-grade teacher at Bonner Springs Elementary, and esposo Luke, third-year law student at the University of Kansas. Since they're currently living on one income, they kick it frugal style.


Lori-- "We split Chipotle burritos, and people make fun of us. We order water instead of soda. We don't really go out and drink a lot. We have board game parties with all our friends instead. And we buy T-shirts at the Goodwill."

Luke-"We rent movies rather than go out to movies. We eat a lot of spaghetti. Anything with a lot of preservatives."

Yield per week:

$60 in saved food and entertainment expenditures.


"We try to go out to eat once a week. Like at Jade Garden. A big splurge is Schlotzsky's. Getting soda."


$20 in foodage.


kaconrath 15 years, 11 months ago

I'm an amigo of Luke and Lori. I would love to post a comment on this frugal couple.

1) Luke and Lori do indeed have a wonderful collection of clothing from Goodwill and stores like Savers and other thrift stores. Luke still wears his "Boy's Club" shirt from elementary school. I believe that we were in 3rd or 4th grade when we got these.

2) Lori is a huge fan of shoes, preferably Puma's. I know that she must sacrifice this luxury during this season of her life. I am considering writing puma to donate to this disciplined pair. (pun intended)

3) Who seriously splits Chipotle burritos?...that is weak sauce for sure. Not a big deal though really...Luke has little to no regular appetite, while Lori has always maintained she has a big appetite but really can't put much away! :)

Love you guys and congrats to your new found fame!


jrydzewski 15 years, 11 months ago

Okay, it's pretty foul to actually split a Chipolte burrito. While most Americans could never actually survive on such meager portions, these two half-pints can obviously make it work because they're so small. Judging by the height of the "normal" objects in the picture, I'd guess that the dude in this pic can only break the 5 foot ceiling when he climbs atop the high-chair he needs to use to eat at the table with the big boys.

P.S. No alcohol? I'd have to be pretty blitzed to play board games and grab a movie with these two. Apparently weirdness costs no money as well...

P.P.S. All of the above is a joke. Luke and Lori are good friends and Luke is a sweet dude...turnin' tricks with money hoes on a constant basis. Red vines & Mr. Pibb = CRAZY DELICIOUS!

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