Hello to all my Frugal Friends!
Wanted to cover a couple of different things in this week's intro.
First, I wanted to shine the spotlight on one of our regular contributors. The reason that she's a regular is that she knows a lot about frugal living. Unlike so many folks who are new to the lifestyle, Shaunna Privratsky has been at it for quite awhile. And, while that doesn't make her a better person than the newbie, it does mean that she's been exposed to more ideas and has had more time to experiment to find out what works best. If you haven't already, you'll want to visit her site. While you're there sign up for her newsletter and check out her ebooks.
While we're on the subject of ebooks, I got an email commenting our our ebook offer from last week. One reader asked how a site dedicated to saving money could encourage people to buy ebooks. It's a good question. And, I think the answer is important, so I'd like to address it here.
Our purpose at The Dollar Stretcher is to help you "Live Better...for Less". Sometimes that does mean not spending money. Specifically for things that you don't really need. But, sometimes not spending money is the wrong answer and costs you in the long-run.
Consider a class in gardening. Suppose you spend $50 or $100 on an adult ed class that taught you how to grow seedlings so that you don't have to buy more expensive plants. The class would also teach you how to water and fertilize the plants properly. You'd expect that they'd cover how to control various insect and animals that could kill your plants. In short, the class could save you many hours and dollars that would be wasted if you had not taken the class.
So frugal living isn't always about not spending money. It's really about getting good value for the money that you do spend.
So I'm very comfortable recommending our ebook package. Could you save $12.50 by not taking advantage of the opportunity? Sure. But you'll save much more with the ideas these ebooks contain. Is the information available in other places for free? Yep, it sure is. Even on our site. But, you'll save hours of your time by having it all organized for you in easy to find format.
So I encourage you to check it out. Don't forget that to get the 70% discount you need to act before midnight Friday May 14th. Oh, and one last thing. The offer comes with a 100% money back guarantee for up to 60 days.
All the Best!