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Myscha Theriault

This travel freak and former teacher can squeeze a nickel ‘til it cries.

As a mobile professional and enthusiastic traveler, picking up my life and putting it back down again in a new location where I will live and work for a limited period is the essence of how I’ve spent my career and adult life. With this lifestyle comes a collective set of skills. Setting up a kitchen inexpensively, designer decorating on the cheap, keeping certain parts of your life accessible from anywhere, traveling affordably and assembling the trappings associated with a career time and again can get overwhelming. Knowing how to do each of these things fast is critical to landing on your feet as quickly as possible. That being said, I'm definitely a "jump in with both feet" kind of girl. I believe in rolling with the punches and learning as you go. Life is not a dress rehearsal.

Myscha Theriault (AKA the Itinerant Tightwad) was born in Northern Maine and has lived well for less around the world. While much of her career has been spent in the classroom, she has also worked in the fields of mental health, software support, curriculum development and freelance writing. Myscha's work, articles and advice have been featured by various media outlets, including WSJ Online, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Time Magazine Online, USA Today, All You Magazine, the Miami Herald, Bay News 9 in Tampa, and the New York Times. She is also an internationally syndicated columnist with McClatchy Tribune. Myscha lives in Florida with her husband David and affectionate Labrador, Maggie.

She and her husband have used frugal living and savvy personal finance strategies to start their own business, retire early, and travel the world.