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Frugality

If you came to my house this morning, you would see my ALA books stacked all over my living room floor and my cereal bowl unwashed in the sink. My Christmas tree is STILL up. (My bed, however, is made). Between a full-time job, a decently long commute, going to the gym four times a week, my reading, and, you know, a life, the last thing I probably need is yet another project. And yet, I have one.

I think it’s fairly obvious to any of you who have read my blog for a while that I kind of love talking about money. I love saving money and figuring out how to spend less, and how to bring our monthly expenses down. And, happily for me, I have a sister and a mother who share those interests.

And, so, we’ve started. . .wait for it. . . a blog. About how to be frugal, how to stop sabatoging your own financial future, and ideas of areas where you can cut or trim your spending.

We’re just getting it started – I think we have about 8 posts up so far, but it’s updated nearly every week day, so the content is growing reasonably quickly. It would delight me to no end, of course, if you would check it out, maybe leave a comment or, if you’d like, add it to your reader.

With no further ado, (have I watched too many book award ceremonies this week? Yes), Frugal Wife = Wealthy Life. I’m kind of ridiculously excited about it.

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19 Comments

  • Reply Jenny January 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    it's a GOOD thing to be excited about. even RIDICULOUSLY.
    I'm off to visit~

  • Reply Kelly J. January 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    This is kind of the highlight of my week. And this has been an awesome week.

  • Reply Jamie Onken January 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    love it! I am already motivated to save some money!

  • Reply Miriam January 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Do I get some honorary status for being your first reader? (or at least the first one to post a comment!) A star by my name or bells that chime whenever I post from now on would be ok 🙂

  • Reply Becky January 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    This sounds hilarious. Bless you! 🙂

  • Reply Karina January 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I'm tempted, but tell me, will you be focusing on how important it is to be creative about making money or simply focusing on how to pinch pennys?

  • Reply Jess January 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Ooo, awesome! Perfect timing, too. Off to check it out!

  • Reply Ashley January 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Just an FYI I stumbled upon this fabulous blog already and have put the tips to good use (I am so with you on netflix!). Keep up the good work! I love the wit of your mother, the commen sense of your sister and straight shooting from you-nice job!

  • Reply Rachel January 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I kept on scrolling up to see you head!!

  • Reply karmacoy January 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    LOve the new look of your blog and LOve the new blog too!!

  • Reply karmacoy January 20, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    in caLOve the new look of your blog and LOve the new blog too!!

  • Reply Jodi January 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    This will be good for me. I'm no good with money.

  • Reply Katie January 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    i LOVE THE NEW BLOG! What great tips. You ladies sure are smart! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Jenna January 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    My husband is going to LOVE you for this. I normally would not subscribe or read to any such blog, but I like you so I did. I let him set the budget and take care of most of the finances in our house (we subscribe to the principle of assigning household duties based on who has the most talent in a certain area 🙂 ) but I think the posts on FW=HL are going to help me get a better grasp on things.

  • Reply Melanie January 21, 2010 at 3:34 am

    I LOVE it! I read the Dave Ramsey book this past weekend and am on a total budgeting/saving money kick.

  • Reply Saskia Tielens January 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I looked at it, and already subscribed 🙂 I wondered if it's possible to show who's writing the post at the beginning? Sometimes it's clear who's writing, but sometimes it's not. Seeing as you three are all in different stages of life (not to mention just have different personalities), and therefore have different ideas about money, I think it would be interesting to know immediately whose post it is.

  • Reply Melissa January 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Love the title. I've already subscribed to it.

  • Reply Lisa January 22, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I love blogs like that, so long as they don't manage to make me feel BAD about my own habits. I can't imagine that you would, so I'm off to check it out.

  • Reply Terresa January 23, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Great blog, just checked it out. Frugality is my middle name (just ask our local Goodwill & Savers!).

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