At Fake-It Frugal, I share all the ways that my family is striving to improve our standard of living while, at the same time decreasing our expenses. At the end of most of my posts you’ll find a “Fake-It Yourself Breakdown” where I show just how much money we didn't spend by trying some of these simple ideas. My hope is to inspire you to think about how much money you can save for your family without sacrificing your lifestyle!
I’m Heather Bea and I live in the Washington, DC area with my husband, an Economist, our five year-old son & a super Scottish Terrier. Confession: I wasn’t always Frugal. Like many folks, we were hit very hard by the financial crisis of 2008 just as we were relocating to New Zealand for a two-year, work-related contract. We lost all of our savings and went into big debt as we tried to sell our house from abroad. We were determined to honor our mortgage contract, however, and finally sold our house at a loss (to us, not the bank).
Living in New Zealand was doubly difficult as I suddenly found myself with very few resources and even fewer comforts of home. But, out of that experience I gained tremendous insight into how to be more self-reliant and how to “fake” some of the everyday products that we take for granted in the USA. It made for a few less home-sick days and we even introduced some Kiwis to real American foods/products (can you believe they don't have Bisquick?).
Now that I’m back in the US, I find that many of my newly discovered “faking” skills are saving me tons of money! I'm always thinking up new and fun ways to save my family a few bucks as we work towards our goal of paying off our debt, rebuilding our savings, and buying a new home...all without sacrificing our standard of living. I hope you will join me on my frugal journey and maybe we can share some ideas along the way!
Blog Disclaimer/Disclosure:The projects contained in this blog are all examples of ways that my family is pinching pennies.
These are simply the things that I am doing in my own home. Please use common sense when attempting
to replicate any of the projects shown on Fake-It Frugal.
This blog has the integrity of transparency. Any product endorsements that are paid will be labeled
as such. All other product mentions are not to be seen as endorsements.
PrivacyThe owner of this blog does not share personal information with third-parties nor does the owner store
information is collected about your visit for use other than to analyze content performance through the
owner is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or
media without permission.
Blog CommentsThe owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without
notice due to;
1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
2. Comments including profanity
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
4. Comments that attack a person individually
5. Comments that I don't like - too negative, not helpful, etc. It's my house - I can kick you out!
Terms and ConditionsAll content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no
representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following
any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor
for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or
damages from the display or use of this information.