Super Dolla is Living Frugally's mascot, and like you, she loves to save money!
Having a passion for helping others is what inspired me to create and launch this website. Throughout the site you’ll discover debt reduction advice, frugal business advice, tips for frugal shoppers, deals, freebies and printable coupons!
The Reason I Know How to Live a Frugal Life
Now that you know more about this site, let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Misti Sandefur, founder of Living Frugally.
Before my husband and I moved from our bricks and sticks home into a 28 foot Aerolite camper, we raised our blended family of five children: his son and daughter as well as my two sons and daughter. Then our household size increased to eight when my dad was diagnosed with lymphoma and leukemia.
Before my father passed away from cancer in February 2013 and all but two of the kids moved out, my husband and I struggled to support a household of eight. I learned quite a bit more about saving and managing money. As you can imagine, with eight of us under one roof, it wasn't easy financially, but I became even more thrifty and discovered additional ways to save and manage money. I was even able to create a household budget. My simple monthly budget gave us a little extra spending money from each paycheck, helped us pay off debts, and we were even able to start a savings account for emergencies.
Although the kids have all grown up and moved out, my husband and I sometimes still have hard times. It's okay, though, because first and foremost, God takes care of us. Secondly, I still have my same budget plan that I follow and am always looking for the best deals and freebies. Furthermore, I've learned so much over the years that in 2018 I improved my credit score. My credit score was below 600 for a long time, but in just a few months I was able to get it to over 700! Yes, I'm bragging, but I'm very proud of that accomplishment, and I'm sure you would be as well, right?
As the saying goes, "you learn something new everyday." That being said, I'm still learning and will share the exciting ways to save and manage money with you.
What I Do for a Living
In addition to managing Living Frugally, I write content for SEO companies, entrepreneurs, magazines and others in need of quality content from a dependable, professional and dedicated writer. My main areas of expertise include frugal living, caregiving/elderly care, parenting, small business, blogging, social media, inspirational fiction, travel guides, inspiring human interest stories and marketing.
If you or someone you know is in need of compelling content, I’d be happy to help. In fact, I offer new clients a discount of 10% off their first order! To take advantage of my special offer, just mention SNNEW when contacting me about my freelance writing services. Or if you order from my writing services website, enter SNNEW in the shopping cart during checkout.
When I'm not busy working on clients' projects, I also pen Christian fiction novels. Currently, I'm rewriting Help From Above, and once I finish the rewrite, I'll be making it available to everyone as a FREE download. Then when that's complete, I'll begin writing Spiritual Journey, which will be book one in my Acts of Kindness series.
My Hope for You
I hope this introduction inspires you to explore Living Frugally and come back often. I can only pray that the information you discover within helps you save as much money as you can.
If any of the advice I share helps you in some way, I encourage you to let me know what advi helped you and how. If your story excites me and I believe it will benefit others, I'll feature you in an upcoming article, with your permission, of course. 🙂
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When you subscribe, you'll get notifications when new money-saving advice has been added to the site. Each newsletter will also include at least five freebies (sometimes more) and a money-saving tip. Furthermore, you'll get occasional alerts about what I believe are the BEST deals.
As my thanks to you for subscribing, you'll receive a FREE PDF filled with over 25 money-saving online tools and apps! This freebie will be emailed to you immediately after you confirm your subscription to the Living Frugally newsletter. When I updated the PDF freebie with new online tools and apps that save you money, I will send out an email letting you know about those updates, and I'll include a link where you can go to download the updated version.