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My name is Maria and I live in the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado. Welcome to my new home on the web! Through The Frugal Find I hope to share ideas that will transform the way you view your finances—as well as coupons, hot deals, DIY projects, recipes, and tips on living a full and frugal life. If you’re looking for a way to cut through the clutter of coupon sites, daily deal emails, sales sites, and all the other “money saving” chatter out there on the web, you’ve come to the right place. Every day I strive to present a sampler of deals that you might have otherwise not found or thought about.
In a way it feels like a scavenger hunt. I so enjoy the searching and researching, and can’t wait to share my finds with you. Some posts might resonate with you and others not so much. But in the end I hope to find something for every one of my readers. We are all so different and our stories and life make us unique. By offering such a variety I am hoping to touch as many peoples lives as possible.
“The life you live is the lesson you teach”
That quote has been on my mind a lot lately as I transition into a new career and a new stage in life. I try to be an example for my children when it comes to the way I live, love and work. I can give my kids all sorts of advice, but unless I live the life that I am preaching, it won’t have any impact on them. It’s a huge responsibility to raise kids nowadays and I am trying so hard to do it in the best way possible. I think so far I have done a great job, because I couldn’t be prouder of my 2 children. I’ve seen them blossom into amazing teenagers and can’t wait to see what they become as young adults.
I was born and raised in Guatemala. My dad is German and my mom American. My parents met in college in Iowa, fell in love, got married and returned to Guatemala where my father’s family had relocated in the early 1920’s. I’m the youngest of three and am extremely close to my family.
For more than 20 years I worked in consumer research in the U.S. and Guatemala, helping food companies set up taste test panels, conduct focus groups, and develop new products. I loved my work, but after more than two decades, I was ready for a change.
A turning point …
Then, in August of 2007, my college roommate and one of my dearest and closest friends was diagnosed with colon cancer and passed away just eight months later. Her death made me realize that we shouldn’t take life for granted. Pam’s passing gave me the courage to take the next step and relocate to the USA. On a leap of faith I sold my house in Guatemala, bought a house in Boulder, enrolled the kids in school and embarked on this new adventure.
Taking on this website was part of my journey of discovering myself. I realized that I needed to pursue my own interests and be my own person and prepare for the day when my kids would follow their own paths. I had been looking for something, not really knowing what that “something” was. The minute I started blogging, I knew that I had found my new passion.
When I’m older and look back at my own life, I want to know without a doubt that I have made a difference in people’s lives—people like you. I don’t want to wonder “did I do all I could/should to make a difference?” I want to be certain of it. And I hope that through this website and all that it offers I will make a difference in yours.
My final thoughts can be best summarized in a quote by Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”
I look forward to sharing this adventure with you!
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!