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About The Budget Mouse

Leah in front of a wood fence in a blue Keep Moving Forward Disney t-shirt

Hi, I’m Leah!

I’ve been going to Disney World since I was seven years old, way back in 1986. My dad took my sister and me to Disney World and it captured my imagination. I read every guide book available, including the original Unofficial Guide To Walt Disney World (I felt like such a rebel because it was “unauthorized”).

I’m a veteran Disney World visitor and have been on Disney vacations over 30 times. I think I stopped keeping track about 5 years ago.

I’m also a former middle grades public school teacher with a Masters in Education degree (MEd).

Now I run this site and The Frugal South (my first blog that I started in 2014) and make a full-time income from blogging. It is a dream come true and allows me to travel to Disney World often for new content.

I also love creating my podcast for The Budget Mouse and managing a thriving Facebook group for the site as well.

My latest endeavor is the site The Practical Horsewoman where I share my adventures in horse ownership and dressage riding. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope my tips can help you plan an affordable and amazing Disney vacation!

With love,

Leah Althiser


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