This is a special announcement newsletter.

I'm especially pleased to inform you that Frugal Living Freedom is now participating as part of a new collaborative blog on the Internet called the Self Reliance Exchange. This new web resource is all about being more self reliant and self directed, and less dependent on others for basic needs and life guidance.

I'm excited about this new site because it will allow me to pull together material from all of my websites...

Frugal Living Freedom

Vegetable Gardening and Greenhouses

Sensible Small Business Ideas

Libertarian Logic contribute to this new resource on the web. It will also provide me with opportunities to write about a broader spectrum of topics to help others attain higher levels of self reliance. I'll also be in a position where I can have dialogue with visitors, since this is a blog with comments, whereas my other web based projects are traditional websites.

In cooperation with 5 other accomplished bloggers, I'll serve as a regular contributor and part of the management team. I encourage you to visit the site to see how individuals from 6 different states, varied backgrounds, and a wide range of interests and areas of expertise are working together to bring readers a comprehensive and detailed look at self reliance with topics such as:

My partner's first post on the site provides a welcome and a peek into what he sees as the future of the Self Reliance Exchange and the whole idea of taking more responsibility for ourselves.

Thank you for allowing me to break with tradition and use this newsletter to provide you with this special announcement.

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I wish you all the best,


There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.