Frugal for Life

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Blog Title: Frugal for Life

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Blogger name(s)/Alias(es): Dawn

Blog start date: January 5, 2005

About the Blog: 'Frugal for Life was started on December 18, 2004 by me, Dawn. You can find out more about myself in a few posts I have written, but I originally started this site to keep track of all the good tips and websites I came across as I led a ‘life on less’.

To summarize I had to live a frugal life when I got out on my own and didn’t do a good enough job of controlling my expenses, that eventually led to filing bankruptcy because it was so out of control. It even got so bad that I was borrowing money from payday loans and pawning off goods; so I understand the hole and depression that can come from those types of loans and debt.

What finally woke me up was reading the “Complete Tightwad Gazette” from cover to cover and realizing that not only did I remember my parents teaching me many of those tips, but that it was not to late and I could start right now getting myself back on track with proper habits.

It’s not always an easy road, there are times I don’t always follow my own advice when I should, but that is why I named the site Frugal for LIFE. This is an ongoing endeavor and one that I enjoy and wanted to share with whoever would read it by setting up this blog.

Eventually, people did start finding my little blog and took an interest in the idea as well. Since there were very few frugal living blogs online, at the time, it seemed to speak to people and took off from there.

Since that time Frugal for Life has been featured in well known online websites like and as well as off-line publications.' -- from the About page

Approx post frequency: daily

Blog Categories (on this wiki): Personal Finance Bloggers, Frugal Bloggers, Debt and Credit Bloggers

Specializations: consumerism, finances, frugality, green living, simple living, tips

Highlights: Cartoons

Memberships/Other Sites and Projects: Queercents contributor

This article is based on an article from Finwikian, available under the GFDL, content later converted into CC-BY-SA.