Being Frugal at Christmas Time – Lynnae’s Christmas Tips

December 7, 2008

Saving money over the holidays isn’t easy but it’s certainly possible.  Here are some Christmas savings tips from Lynnae at Being Frugal:

Being Frugal

Being Frugal is obviously all about saving money.  The site is authored by Lynnae, here’s a brief bio from her site:

“I’ve been married for 12 years and have two children, a daughter and a son. I started racking up debt in college, when I applied for my first credit card on campus the first week of school. My husband and I added to my debt after we got married. We’ve finally woken up and decided it’s time to get out of debt for good.”

Lynnae also shares her story about debt, one that many people can probably relate to.  She’s also semi-famous! You can read her interviews with CNN, MSN, and other media on her press page.

You can get regular updates from Being Frugal with her site feed or for the more mobile inclined you can read the mobile version of her site. Enjoy!

Money Site Spotlight

This spotlight on Being Frugal is something I’m going to try out for a while, featuring different personal finance sites that I find valuable.  We’ll see how it goes, let me know what you think. 

Mobile Money

Lynnae’s mobile site reminded me that I setup Money Smart Life mobile a while back and hadn’t mentioned it yet to everyone.  If you commute and have internet service on your mobile device you can read the mobile version of Money Smart Life at It’s the same content, just formatted in a way that makes it readable on your cell phone. 

I set it up after running the series on mobile banking and finances a while back and just for fun I created a mobile money site that’s intended just for mobile users.  There’s not much out there right now, I just wanted to learn how to setup a mobile web site.

Money Articles

Here are some of the money topics I found useful from the Money Writers this week:

Here are some from the Money Blog Network

Plus a few more articles:

Congrats to Trent from the Simple Dollar for publishing his first book, titled 365 Ways to Live Cheap.  With today’s economy, I imagine this one will be a hit! 

Money Carnvials


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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3 Responses to Being Frugal at Christmas Time – Lynnae’s Christmas Tips

  • Deborah

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  • Lynnae

    Thanks for featuring! Now I need to go check out some of the other great articles you linked to!

  • Chris @ BuildMyBudget

    This is a great list of frugal tips. Thanks!