About Northern Cheapskate

Christina Brown a.k.a "The Northern Cheapskate"Welcome!

My name is Christina Brown and I’m the founder and editor-in chief at Northern Cheapskate.  I write this blog from the woods of northern Minnesota, where I clip coupons, pinch pennies and chase three boys (a 9-year old and twin 7-year olds) as a stay-at-home mom. In a past life I’ve been an assistant newspaper editor, a college admissions representative, and a community college instructor and academic adviser.

My mission is to help you take control of your finances through coupons, freebies, and money-saving ideas.

Each week you’ll find a variety of posts at Northern Cheapskate to help you save money.  You’ll find high value coupons, free samples you can request, rebate offers, tips for bringing in extra cash, frugal living ideas to help you make your money last, and much more.

I’d like to point out that I am NOT a financial adviser. I am simply a stay-at-home mom interested in saving money and living a frugal lifestyle. While I enjoy giving my opinions and sharing deals with you, please remember that you are ultimately responsible for making your own, educated decisions when it comes to your personal finances.

Please be sure to read my full disclaimer, disclosure, and privacy policies.

I value your questions, comments, and tips, and encourage you to contact me with your ideas.

Contributing Writers

Guest Blogger SusanGuest Blogger Susan loves work. When she isn’t at her job as a school librarian she is working on her family fruit farm. She occasionally has a little fun but not if it costs too much.

MichelleMichelle is a Michelle is a CPA, wife and mom to four active kids, ages 14, 12, 7 and 4.  She is interested in being frugal, self-reliant, leaving some of the excess of today’s world and working to maintain her sanity through organization, humor and trial & error. She is the author of the blog Counting Willows.

JessicaJessica is a crafty stay-at-home mom of two, who tries to find ways to save money while being green. She is also the author of the blog Save Green Being Green.


Guest Posts
Northern Cheapskate periodically welcomes guest authors who can write compelling, original pieces on saving money. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, please send us an e-mail describing your post and we will consider publishing it.

Favorite/Most Popular Posts

We’ve been blogging here at Northern Cheapskate since November 2007.  For those of you who may be new to Northern Cheapskate, please check out some of our most popular posts to get a feel for the broad range of subjects we cover.

Media and Public Relations

Northern Cheapskate has been featured in the media, including All You magazine, Parents magazine, Time.com, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, MSN Smart Spending, KARE 11 TV, Duluth News Tribune, Hibbing Daily Tribune, Business North, Scenic Range News, and is heard every Monday morning on KAXE 91.7 FM – Northern Community Radio.

In addition, Christina Brown is the winner of the 2012 Northern Community Radio Online Leadership Award.

Northern Cheapskate has also worked with numerous companies including SC Johnson, General Mills, Kimberly Clark, H&R Block, Subway, TJ Maxx and Marshalls to create content, host giveaways, and offer product reviews.


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