Monday, January 23, 2012

Frugal Tuesday Tip - Meet Your Hostesses!

Welcome to the Frugal Tuesday Tip! What do you think of the new look? We are very excited to kick off our second year with a new look and new hostesses. We will not be hosting a linky this week, instead we thought it would be good to introduce ourselves to you. So here we are, the ladies behind the Frugal Tuesday Tip.
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!

Julia lives online at, her crafty, personal, beekeeping, bloggy space; as Des Moines (IA)’s Frugal Family Examiner; Three Sisters’ Home Learning Resources, a home school event production company; and at where she tells her geocaching tales.
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.

I hope you will join us next week for the start of our second year of the Frugal Tuesday Tip! Feel free to add our new button to your own blog and help us spread the word.


  1. Nice to meet you guys! This is one of my favorite carnivals because of the variety of posts that people share.

  2. Thanks for hosting! I look forward to linking up something fun next week. :-)

  3. I'm looking forward to this series and I visited all the ladies featured here. I'm a single lady myself...but I love to save money and really need to make my dollar stretch really far!!!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  4. Finally caught up with you on the right day, will have to wait to see all the fun next week!

  5. Hi! I am looking forward to next Tuesday. I am your newest GFC follower. Stop by for a follow back.