Did you know that when this blog started way back in July of 2010, it started out as a coupon/deal site, each post focused on a frugal find? After a few months of scouring the web for/posting deals, I decided that…
I HATED it.
It was a lot of work, and I felt like it was a rat-race as to which blogger found the best deal the fastest and posted about it. I also felt like I was trying to put a bandaid on a broken leg and wasn't TEACHING you how to fish. I constantly thought “Sure, clipping coupons will help you save money, but what about all those people who have been in my situation, tends of thousands of dollars in debt and don't know where to begin when it comes to budgeting and spending money?? Where will people learn the basic fundamentals??”
I got discouraged and stopped blogging altogether. In fact, I almost deleted my blog. One night Bubba, during one of our regular pillow talk sessions, talked some sense into me and said “don't delete it and give up, just dig deep and go back to the reason why you stared this blog in the first place. Stop trying to be another coupon blog and make it YOU.”
I couldn't sleep that night. My mind was racing. I couldn't wait for the sun to come up so I could forget the OLD blog and start on something new.
That's when the Fun Cheap or Free that you know today was truly born, in Feb of 2011.
From that point on I dedicated my blog to filling a void that was lacking in the world; to become a principle-based site that would teach people, regardless of what financial situation they are in, how to manage their money in the simplest and most effective ways possible, and teach them to live their best life possible, guided by their OWN definition of what that means to them.
Since then I've always taken pride in the fact that I am NOT a coupon/deal site. There are too many good ones out there! Why would I want to compete? I refer people to my favorite deal bloggers (like Melea from Freebies2deals) to find coupons and steals, and try to be the trusted source for people to come to learn about the larger picture when it comes to their finances. (How am I doing? Any feed
BUT….it still doesn't change the fact that
I get steals, deals, discounts, and coupons in my inbox EVERY SINGLE DAY that are just ITCHING to get out into the world!
So this WAAAAAY TOO WORDY (sorry, it's a sickness) post is to introduce a new weekly post that I hope you enjoy. On Fridays my plan is to post steals, deals, coupons, and discounts that you should be taking advantage of! My goal is to find incredible EXCLUSIVE discounts that are ONLY for FunCheapOrFree readers as well as post deals that I, personally, would take advantage of.
A) I hope you know I love you and am so glad that my dear handsome husband talked some sense into me all those years ago.
B) Please drop me a line and let me know if this blog is what YOU hoped it would be!
C) I hope you enjoy Frugal Find Fridays and know that everything I post has a creepy-scary amount of thought and heart that goes behind it.
D) Does anyone know of a good “too-wordy” rehabilitation facility that I can check myself into? I literally CAN NOT summarize. I need professional help.