Our mission is to help you save money in a way that works for you and your family.
Despite the “cheapskate” name of this site, we’re not stingy tightwads. We don’t steal all the ketchup packets and napkins from fast food restaurants. We don’t always use coupons. We don’t join things just for the free food. We don’t lie in a 10×10 house and ride our bikes everywhere.
Instead, we true to look at ways to be more efficient and save money on the simple things we do every day — like cooking, laundry, organizing our homes, gardening, entertainment, and raising kids – and try to do the best we can.
Our goal is to make frugality accessible for anyone looking to pay down debt, save money, and live better for less.
You see, frugality isn’t about deprivation. It’s about learning to make the most of what you’ve got. It’s about living debt-free. It’s about using that freedom from debt to do good things for others. It’s about embracing simplicity, being organized, and being conscious of our finite resources. (And having a little fun, doing it all, too!)
The following ideas are the tenets of frugality that have guided us over the years:
• Spend less than you earn.
• Pay yourself first.
• The little things you do to save money can add up to big things.
• Always shop intentionally.
• A plan will help you save money.
• Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
• Pay it forward when you can.
We hope you’ll join us on our journey to lead a better, richer life.
One other thing…
We’re not financial advisers around here. We’re simply interested in saving money and living a frugal lifestyle and we happen to think we’re pretty good at it. While we enjoy sharing our ideas 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 our full disclaimer, disclosure, and privacy policies for more information.
Past Contributing Writers
Christina was the original founder of Northern Cheapskate and has written about frugal living for nine years. She moved on to other money-saving adventures in October 2016.
Guest 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.
Michelle 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.
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.
Thanks for stopping by!