Sites I Like - and you'll like too
Here are sites I like to read and post on. I think you'll enjoy these as well.
Think of this page as my blogroll or recommended sites. Here is where I want to promote my favorite sites that are run by my friends and associates, most of whom I've never met face-to-face. Nevertheless, we have a kinship of sorts, especially when it comes to matters of frugality, sincerity and an eye toward quality.
For each of these sites I'll try to give you a clear description of it's content and what I like about it.
- One of the sites I like is Frugal for Life. Dawn Cadwell writes this thoughtful site. I think you'll find that Dawn covers a wide range of frugal-oriented topics, provides good discussion on them, and comes at things from a perspective of hands-on experience and first-hand knowledge. I think that's the best way to do it.
Dawn recognized the value I provide here at Frugal Living Freedom and placed me on one of her lists of sites that are good resources for those looking for advice in frugal matters. I was pleased to be recognized as having good content by a well respected website like Frugal for Life.
- I think you'll also like Stephanie Whitney's Frugal Equals Freedom, a simple and honest site that has a very warm and sincere feeling from someone who is not afraid of being different. Stephanie knows that she has to live in this world, but she doesn't have to get wrapped up in consumerism and other distracting activities that rob us of the finer things in life.
The special resonance of this site for me is the theme of freedom. Stephanie and I have at least one foot on common ground - you can achieve and enhance your personal and financial freedom by living a simple and frugal life. There is no need to get caught up in the madness of others - we all need to live our own lives as we see them to be.
- Another one of the sites I like is written by my friend Brad Chaffee who is known as the Enemy of Debt. Brad is all about motivating you to be free by getting debt off of your back. He's been in debt and he's climbed his way out of that hole, so he's the voice of experience. A voice you can trust.
What I like most about Brad is his "debt be damned" attitude and his dedication to fundamental principles like integrity and personal responsibility. He's the kind of guy who is politely right there in your face with good solid arguments, while taking the time to understand and respect your viewpoints as well.
- Yet another of the many sites I like and recommend is Easy Money Saving Guide where my friend Gary provides a voice of experience to help the average individual save money by living a life focused on conservative financial decision-making and frugality. Even though this site is in it's development stages (as of July, 2010), there is good value in the messages that come through from this real and sincere person who has lots of experience and insight to share. I also appreciate his writing style. His site is well written with a comfortable voice. I look for big things from Gary and anticipate him to become one of the "players" in the arena of frugal living and personal finance.
I know you'll enjoy visiting these sites I like. I'll be recommending more as I find good quality places on the web that are written by their owners, not staff writers, and I come to understand and appreciate what they're about and what they have to offer.
Done with Sites I Like, take me Home
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.