Cheap Like Me is a guide in progress on how to have a good time living with an active eco-conscience — and squeeze every dollar till it chokes. Let’s talk about how we do it, and how we can do it better.
Who am I?
I’m a writer in my 30s, obsessed with a good deal and the good life. I’ve worked in journalism, health care and food, as well as fiction and non-fiction. Many of my freelance writing clients are financial businesses for whom I write articles and newsletters.
For the past six years, my husband and I have co-parented our daughter. As much as possible, we’ve worked part-time or not at all to take care of her. I have years of experience as our primary breadwinner, and now my husband is in graduate school. I’m continuing my education, too — I’m currently completing a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) preparation course.
In my spare time, I indulge in alternative/modern rock, literary fiction and memoirs, movies, yoga, good food, occasional travel, and a glass of wine, beer or bourbon. I am an avid gardener, cook, knitter and home-improver.