I remember stumbling across my very first blog in 2008 when I was a brand-new wife. I was trying to find something that would help me plan meals and buy groceries on a budget, but I wasn’t really sure where to go. I was absolutely amazed when I found out that there was this thing called a “blog” that had everything I needed! I was hooked.
Soon I was going there to get frugal recipes, learn budgeting tricks, find daily deals on groceries and household items, and find encouragement on days when having a limited budget just plain stank. I began to feel as if I knew this woman who was blogging–like she was a friend I just hadn’t met yet. The name of this blog? Just a little site called Money Saving Mom.
Over the years I have added other frugal blogs to my “must-see” list. I can’t even begin to describe all the ways that my homemaking skills, financial knowledge, and budgeting know-how have been influenced by their wisdom and wizardry.
Today I would like to share some of these sites with you. Many are well-known, but others are smaller gems that you may not have heard of before. These are, in my opinion, the best frugal bloggers to follow.
10 Best Frugal Bloggers to Follow
One of the most popular frugal living blogs out there, Money Saving Mom has great deals, tips for budgeting, frugal recipes, and menu plans. I seriously learned just about all I know from Crystal! If you are just starting out, I highly recommend reading her posts on freezer cooking, meal planning, and grocery shopping. You can learn even more from Crystal’s audio course Grocery University. I guarantee that it will dramatically lower your grocery bill–making it the best $10 investment you ever made!
I just love Stephanie at Six Figures Under. She is committed to accountability in her finances, so she created her blog to document her family’s journey out of debt. And, they had some serious debt! Six figure of it due to her husband’s law school. She shares the practical, everyday steps that her family takes to save every penny and pay off their debt. I especially love her monthly debt repayment updates where she shares her family’s actual income and budget. Super helpful if you are a budget newbie!
At Frugally Blonde you’ll find short, to the point blog posts on ways to live frugally. Julie is especially good at the DIY post–sharing ways to make homemade household cleaners, frugal recipes, and more. I also enjoy her monthly What To Buy In… post where she gives a sneak peek of what you can expect to find on sale during that month at most stores.
Living Well Spending Less is another one of the “frugal living giants.” Ruth Soukup started her blog in an attempt to curtail her spending. Now she shares couponing tips, recipes for freezer cooking, homemaking advice, and more. Ruth is also a blogging guru and created Elite Blog Academy to share her knowledge. This is the course I took to increase my pageviews from 8,000 a month to over 40,000 in just a few months! The Academy only opens its doors a couple times a year, but you can get on the waiting list by clicking HERE.
I have always felt a connection to Kristen from Joyfully Thriving–we both are women of faith raising small children, who have a teaching background and love to save money. Her posts are very encouraging and insightful. I especially enjoyed her recipe on making homemade yogurt in the crock pot. I share my experience with the recipe here.
Rosemarie at The Busy Budgeter shares many excellent posts on ways to earn extra money. If you are looking for some side hustles, hers is the blog to check out! She also has some great blogging tips for those of you who are getting started.
Jessi at The Budget Mama is all about the budget! She shares her family’s goals (financial and more), her family’s budget, and gives practical advice on creating (and sticking to) your own budget. Her down-to-earth advice is extremely helpful.
If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for frugal recipes, Living on a Dime is the place to go. The site is just bursting with delicious, inexpensive meals that the whole family will love.
The Penny Hoarder has articles with some out-of-the-box ways to both save and earn money. Even if you think you’ve heard just about everything, I promise you that you will learn something new at The Penny Hoarder! From becoming a private chef to a sword swallower, a professional organizer to a remote teacher, you can learn it all.
I first discovered Anna Newell’s website when she was in the midst of her spending fast–an idea that she helped popularize. Basically, a spending fast means spending absolutely nothing on items outside of bills and food. This enabled her to pay off $24,000 in loans in less than two years. You can find those blog posts in the archives or read her current posts on ways to save and earn.
Finally, The Prudent Homemaker’s tagline, “Making Life Beautiful For Less,” perfectly sums up this lovely blog. Brandy shares encouraging ways to live on less while making your home a beautiful and happy place. You can read posts on gardening, sewing, cooking, and more. There is a wealth of information here for homesteaders.
There you have it! The Top 10 Frugal Bloggers to Follow!
Which blogs would you add to the list?
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