Q: Are many of your friends frugal? Do you share your ideas with them, or is your blog your creative frugality outlet?
A: Anyone who knows me in person probably understands that I like to get the most for my family's dollar. Our extended family has a begrudging respect for our thriftiness. My mom friends love to share a good deal or low-cost activity. However, for most people, talking about money is simply not done. We may talk about our acquisitions, our neighborhoods, our children's schools--but not about how we afford them. We let our possessions speak for themselves. This has always made me uncomfortable. Who knows how much debt people incur to speak that kind of language? As a result, I try to be open about discussing our choices with friends and family--without seeming like a Dave Ramsey/thrift store crusader.
Of course, this is why I enjoy this blog so much. I can share all the thrifty dirt with you!