Hello! Welcome to The Frugal Find. My name is Julia and together with my amazing husband Jeremy, (aka: Mr. Frugal), we are thrilled to be able to bring you not only the best deals around, but also share a bit from our hearts as well as our lives.
I am a busy mom of 4 little ones, wife to an incredible man of God, and the main voice behind The Frugal Find. Our children (3 boys and 1 girl) are ages 5, 7, 9, and 11 – they not only keep us on our toes, but bring so much joy to our lives! We live in the beautiful town of Bend, Oregon and feel truly blessed to be able to raise our children here.
I started The Frugal Find back in 2009 simply as a creative outlet and a means to share with my friends and family a peek into how and why we are living such a frugal lifestyle. Little did I know it would catapult us into full-fledged ministry just a few years later. Our family of six now stands full time behind The Frugal Find, helping our readers to make the most of the every dollar they earn.
Through some crazy requests only God could make, my husband and I now blog for an audience of 100,000+ readers here on the west coast and beyond. We share ideas and concepts that will help you to transform the way you view your finances – as well as DIY projects, recipes, and tips on living a full and frugal life. The motto of The Frugal Find is simple: Save more, Give more, and Live more.
My passion for frugality goes back to my childhood. I grew up very poor and I was aware of it. My mom often went without meals so I could eat. We lived on the streets and in shelters off and on until I was about 8 years old. I knew what it was to be without. A series of events that makes up my story brought me to live with my grandparents who weren’t hurting financially in the least. I’d often find myself in the mall with my grandma shopping for an outfit feeling totally disgusted by the prices. I clearly remember thinking “for $50 I could but an entire wardrobe at the thrift store!” With my allowance I was always bargain shopping, I didn’t learn to save until later in life, but I got a lot for my money! My passion carried over into my new family. We are on a tight budget as you can imagine with 4 kids, so every dollar saved is incredibly helpful and free products are the best!
I shared recently in a 2 part series How The Frugal Find Started and then Where We Are at Today a deeper look into why we’re here and why we keep on going here at TFF. We’re passionate about what we’re doing here to help you (and ourselves) navigate the waters of finances – which are sometimes stormy and sometimes it’s a day at the beach. I know that my readers come from every walk of life and you are here for a myriad of reasons, and I love that. I’m so thankful that you are here. We will continue to always keep our motto, Save more. Give more. Live more., at the forefront of our minds as we bring you deals and personal finance tips here at The Frugal Find.
- When I’m drinking a cup of coffee at home, I have to have a teaspoon in it. Gripping the cup without a teaspoon under my thumb feels strange.
- I hate reading instructions, typically it goes like this… “Honey can you read this and tell me what I need to know?”
- I look for coupons and catalinas on the ground in parking lots.
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Our motto here is Save More. Give More. Live More. Our hope is to help you be able to do all three. We bring you the best deals every day, on pretty much everything. We start with grocery store deals, matching up sale prices with current coupons. We also do lots of online deals – daily deal sites, Amazon, and more.
If you would like, you can read about the TFF story.
First, you need to go watch our FREE Online Coupon Class Video Series. Then, we recommend starting with one store – once you master that, move on to another one.
Never fear! We wrote this Coupon Lingo post just for you (and everyone else).
Well now that you’ve done all that, you get to sit back, relax, and let us find the deals for you. You can sign up for our Daily E-Mail Digest, subscribe to our RSS feed, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter – we’ll send all the deals we find your way!