Welcome to Frugal Skills!
My name is Karla, and I started Frugal Skills as a place to write down my thoughts about frugal living. In the past, I found myself writing various forum posts and blog comments with advice on how to eat healthily on a budget, and other money saving tips. These posts were often aimed at college students and other young adults who were out on their own for the first time in life. I kept seeing the same questions asked over and over again, and it was then that I realized that there was a lack of frugal living resources aimed at young adults. Most frugal living blogs are aimed at mothers, and while they are certainly useful, they offer little outside of their niche. With Frugal Skills, I aim to focus on the needs of young adults with an eye to teaching them how to stretch their dollar as far as possible in this harsh economic climate.
- My knowledge of frugal living comes from years of life experience, and spending more time than I care to count collecting useful information from all over the place.
- My parents are without a doubt my greatest inspiration. Since I was a child they’ve stressed the importance of living within one’s means, and saving money without sacrificing the niceties of life.
- I owe special thanks to Amy Dacyczyn, whose newsletter, The Tightwad Gazette, provided me with priceless advice when I was a youngster.
- Finally, as a young professional who’s not too long out of college, the mistakes and successes of those days are still fresh in my mind. I understand the challenges young adults face, and how to overcome them.
A Note About Twitter
I’m extremely active on Twitter under the name @frugalskills. I use it as a space to link to insightful articles about frugality, the economy, and also to post quick thoughts about frugal living. If you’re interested in this additional information, either follow me on Twitter or keep an eye on the real-time Twitter feed in the sidebar.