Hi, I’m Jennifer from Getting Ahead. I have been living the frugal life ever since marrying my school teacher husband 15 years ago. Out of necessity we paid off debt, cooked from scratch, cloth diapered, clipped coupons and did just about everything ourselves so that I could stay home with our 4 children.
We live in Ohio now and all the kids are in school. I still cook from scratch, live frugally, and save money but now I also work from home, chauffeur the kids to gymnastics and soccer, grow some of our own food and try to feed my family from local, organic sources as much as possible - all while sticking to a rather small budget.
When I am not hosting Frugal Tuesday Tips you can find me at Getting Ahead where I talk about frugal living, saving money, getting financial freedom and raising kids.
My first memories of coupons are of my grandpa redeeming rebates. He always liked to ‘beat the man’ and get his money back. To him, Discover Card’s cash back was the one of best things since sliced bread (and he knew what unsliced bread was!).
I began using coupons when my friend Jean encouraged me to join her yet-to-be-created coupon train circa 2008. We used yahoogroups to stay in touch with everyone on the train. It was pre-Facebook and worked very well to ingrain frugal habits into my life, and with four kids, I needed those habits!
I had the idea to collaborate last year and gathered three other frugal bloggers to join – we used Kimberly’s name Frugal Tuesday Tip, and ever since then, I have been the linky manager. If you link the same post twice, or don’t use a permalink, I am the one who contacts you. I look forward to another year of learning with all our linky friends!
Hi, My name is Sara and I blog at Learning the Frugal Life. I started living more frugally after my family and I did a 30 days of nothing challenge back in January 2009.
That challenge changed the way we lived forever and I started blogging about it. I blog about lots of different topics including frugal and green living, recipes, coupons, gardening, and backyard chicken raising We are still learning everyday how to live a more simple, frugal lifestyle and be content with what we have.
I am one of the original Frugal Tuesday Tip hostesses and I am excited to host another year. I truly look forward to Tuesdays and reading everyone's tips and ideas. I hope you continue to join us each week and this linky will provide you some ideas on how to live a more frugal life.