Frugal Maine Has Arrived

Posted on Feb 11 2011 - 12:19am by Nicole Smith

After much internal debate with myself, I finally decided to launch this site, despite the nagging voice in my head telling me that I really don’t have time for it. I think that pesky voice is scared of failing. Actually, I know it is.

Well, too bad!! I’m tired of letting that little voice hold me back, so yesterday I told it to shut up and let me do what I want to do. It grudgingly crawled back into its corner where it now sits, contemplating my demise.

I originally bought this domain last summer, I believe. I promptly began working on a few posts back then, but never finished them. The time has finally come, though, to officially launch Frugal Maine.

This idea for this site was conceived after watching many of my fellow Maine residents struggle on a day-to-day basis just to get by and make ends meet, myself included.

There are so many of us who live paycheck to paycheck, struggling to pay our bills, feed our children, pay for gas to get to work, etc. I thought this site was the perfect solution because I could provide those like me with useful information on how to stretch your money when there doesn’t seem to be enough to go around.

I’m not saying I know everything about living frugally, because I don’t, but I’ve learned a lot in my 28 years, almost 29, and I’d like to share some of that knowledge with all of you. And in turn, I’d like for you to teach me. So if you have ideas on possible blog posts, or are even interested in guest blogging, please feel free to contact me.

As for what you can expect on this site, well, just about anything that may help you save money and even make money. And no, I don’t mean cutting down a tree and printing your own. Although, life would be easier if that were an option.

If you are reading this site, and are not from Maine, don’t worry. You’ll still find information here that will be relevant to you no matter where you live.

Thank you for stopping by, and I look forward to getting to know all of you.


7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Bailey February 11, 2011 at 1:50 am - Reply

    What a great idea. As a fellow New Englander, I can appreciate ideas for saving money in this area. Knowing the specific area can provide detailed information to those in your area, but it can also lead us to finding similar resources, stores, etc. in our own area. Other ideas will apply no matter where you live.

    • nireland February 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Exactly! My main goal is to help Mainers, but if I can also help others, I will.

  2. Chrystal February 11, 2011 at 2:06 am - Reply

    YAH! Nicole I am so proud of you!! I can’t wait to watch this website bloom!

    • nireland February 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Crystal. I can’t wait to see how it does either.

  3. Angie - The Work at Home Wife February 11, 2011 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Congrats, Nikki!

    • nireland February 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Angie! You’ve been a big motivator.

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