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.