Hi there, welcome to my new blog to share ideas on living frugally. I get to practice our (collective) ideas on how to do that in the coming year. My plan is to become self sustaining, keep my home, and help my daughter get a college education. As I enter single-dom... it occurs to me that I need a little help from my friends. Maybe you too are needing or wanting to cut expenses and spend less than you did last year? If yes, I invite you to "follow" my blog and if you have an idea to share I invite you to become a contributing member. Either way I hope to follow my dream to be independent and self supporting and possibly help others along my way. So while I take a deep breath and attempt to "pull myself up by my bootstraps", won't you please join me?