Welcome to the new The Frugal Guys blog. The purpose of this blog and the site will be to help others live a more fruitful life through shopping smart, entrepreneurship, and saving money. The idea that I’d like to discuss throughout all my writings is to earn more and spend less, save and invest the difference . Do this and you are well on your way to financial independence. Sounds simple, but obviously it’s not that simple. Life gets in the way and before you know it, you are living paycheck to paycheck, just one emergency away from getting into serious financial debt.
A little about myself. My name is Ali and I live in Dallas, TX. I have a wife and six kids ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 3, and 10 months. So yes my days are kind of busy :). Supporting a large family in a relatively high cost of living area requires creativity and persistence. I’ll share some of the ways I’ve discovered to earn more and spend less. In addition, I’m a software engineer by trade. After working in the software consulting field for 10+ years, I started my own consulting agency and worked full-time growing my business for about 7 years. I’ve also started a number of businesses some of which were successful and some which were not. I’ve dabbled in real estate, e-commerce on eBay and Amazon, credit card hacking, and more. Throughout this blog, I will aim to review various business models, many of which I’ve tried and succeeded, and others which I haven’t tried, and others which I’ve tried and failed. Hopefully, this will encourage my readers to start their journey to entrepreneurship.
Some other topics that I plan to write about are travel hacking which allowed me take my family on vacations to Malaysia, Hawaii, and other places completely free or deeply discounted. I hope you join me on this journey in the process get inspired to begin the journey of becoming financially independent.
Obviously, if you are reading this, you’ve noticed that TheFrugalGuys is not only a blog. It’s also a cash back site. If you are not familiar with cash back sites, let me explain it to you. Simply put, shopping through TheFrugalGuys.com enables you to get paid for your online shopping. It’s not a ton of pay, but it will allow you to get paid a percentage of however much you spend. For example, let’s say you need to make a purchase from Walmart.com. Simply go here, and then click on the “Shop Now” link. After you checkout, you’ll see cash back pending in your FrugalGuys account. After a certain period of time (usually 3 months), you’ll get a check in the mail for the amount of cash back you’ve earned. It’s that simple. It doesn’t cost you anything and it helps keep the lights on so that this blog can keep going.
Thanks for joining me on this journey.