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Frugal Dad

Some people are just more talented than others. And that goes for bloggers as well. Some of us (ahem) write about things we love and things we hate and things that make our hair stand on end and things we are passionate about. And we use stock photos or marginally identifiable photos we took in the back yard (or in the kitchen or in the family room), because that’s pretty much all we’ve got going on.

Then there are those who not only write about the things they love and hate, but do it with style. Because they can. Jason No-Last-Name-Kind-Of-Like-Cher of Frugal Dad is that kind of blogger. In his own words:

This site was created for the average family to find financial resources with a conservative slant. By “conservative slant” I’m not referring to politics, rather the “conservative” approach to personal finances.

But that description doesn’t really tell it all. Jason has created a blog, filled with infographics (see the one embedded below) and really good stuff for the budget conscious. He has made enough of a name (or lack pseudonym) for himself, that he’s been featured on such sites as FastCompany, Mashable, BusinessWeek, and Kiplinger.

An entire section is dedicated to coupons and deals. He lists coupon codes and deals for Home Depot, Target, Macy’s, Gap, and other department store. He’s got coupons for footwear and cosmetics. He features personal finance software, investing companies, and only trading firms. He can help you get a discount on cars and accessories, electronics, entertainment, and even travel.

Jason has also created a section on scholarships. Not only has he created his own scholarship (awesome, this is a dream of ours, some day) that he awards annually, but he has written ideas to attend college debt-free. With three kids as currently attending college — and three more to come along in the next few years — I know just how valuable this information is.

To top it off, Frugal Dad offers a free ebook to all readers. The 7-Day Turnaround: One Week to Change Your Family’s Financial Future is yours if you subscribe to his RSS and/or email delivery. Of course, I subscribed to his RSS feed (I use Google Reader for my feeds) and got the ebook. The chapters include:

Take an Inventory of Your Finances
Build an Emergency Fund, Quickly
Cut Up Those Credit Cards
Slash Your Expenses
Start Saving for Retirement
Give the Gift of Education
Invest for an Early Retirement

It’s a great bonus, just for subscribing to a  feed that you should be wanting anyway.

Now, get educated on where the patent scamoola (and the copyright one, to some extent, as well) has taken us.

 

patents infographic
Source: http://frugaldad.com

 

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Dee January 24, 2012, 5:35 am

    Well, Frugal Dad is out of coupons at the moment (at least when I clicked the link) but interestedly he has an optin box that says he’ll notify you when he gets them.. Thought that was pretty smart. 🙂

    dee 🙂

  • Dee January 24, 2012, 5:35 am

    Well, Frugal Dad is out of coupons at the moment (at least when I clicked the link) but interestedly he has an optin box that says he’ll notify you when he gets them.. Thought that was pretty smart. 🙂

    dee 🙂

  • CW January 24, 2012, 2:33 pm

    Great infograms, many thanks.

  • CW January 24, 2012, 2:33 pm

    Great infograms, many thanks.

  • Alison Moore Smith January 24, 2012, 3:23 pm

    I agree, Dee. Having just built the house, we are still at Home Depot and Lowes all the time. We’ve saved a ton using coupons. And the stores will generally accept each other’s coupons as well. 🙂

  • Cass March 12, 2012, 7:52 am

    It’s very unusual for men to blog about fatherhood or about their homes. I actually saw a few dad bloggers and they’re quite interesting. Now Frugaldad sounds impressive to me, too. Will definitely check out his site. 🙂

  • Jamie April 16, 2012, 11:20 pm

    I agree with Cass, it is unusual for men to blog about their homes and saving money. This is usually a domain for single mothers. However, I think this is very relevant for today’s economy and for the number of single fathers out there! Good stuff! 🙂

  • Megan June 15, 2012, 10:55 am

    Great post! There are so many mommy blogs out there, it is interesting to see how to live frugally from the perspective of a father. Frugal Dad is also a great resource for single dads, they need to be let into how great the world of couponing is too! Hopefully Frugal Dad is setting an example and encouraging other dads to get out there and follow his lead. Great information.

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  • Jeremy September 15, 2012, 12:53 pm

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  • MS November 8, 2012, 7:34 pm

    One thing I’ve noticed is there are plenty of common myths regarding the lenders intentions while talking about foreclosures. One delusion in particular is the fact the bank wishes to have your house. The bank wants your cash, not the house. They want the amount of money they gave you with interest. Averting the bank will undoubtedly draw the foreclosed conclusion. Thanks for your article.
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