Carrie Kirby's Bio

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Carrie Kirby

Stay-at-home mom and writer helps ordinary parents spend less.

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom Carrie worked for six years as a business and technology reporter at The San Francisco Chronicle. Nowadays, she focuses on personal finance -- very personal, as in feeding a family of five on $100 a week including the all-important extras like wine and cat food. (Neither of those are for the kids.)

Carrie writes about hard-core Chicago bargain hunting including CVSing, extreme grocery couponing and the occasional garage sale or alley treasure. To assure herself she's not turning into her grandma, Carrie likes to think of her blog as irreverent and fun.

 Carrie Kirby is not an extreme couponer -- but she is extremely good at saving money! Join her at Frugalistic Mom, where she shares how she feeds a family of 5 for $100 a week, digs up Chicago deals, and has other frugal adventures.