Frugal Upstate

Twitter: @JennFowler

I’m New York mama Jenn Fowler. Since 2006, I’ve been writing about simple ways to save money doing simple things you’ve never even considered. One hint: it’s not all about clipping coupons and buying on sale! My motto is use what you’ve got, get creative and save. I started by stretching what I had for longer, reusing stuff and making do without all the little needless extras. Along the way, I figured out that frugality is fun—like the way you feel when you find a designer dress at a yard sale for $5. Frugality isn’t scary, it’s a gradual process that I’m still learning myself. I try different frugal skills, some of which stick, and some that don’t. I have fabulous successes and ridiculous failures. I possess no special skills except tenacity and the belief that I can figure it out. And my favorite part is sharing and learning from my readers. My kids inspired me to take up the frugal cause. I was a career Army officer working with guns and tanks, about a world away from my blissfully domestic life today. After the birth of my first child, I decided to stay home full time. A typical New Yorker, I wanted it all: a good life, happy kiddos and a fat wallet on one less paycheck. I was determined to prove to the world that we don’t need more money to keep up our quality of life. I’m also a suburban subversive, plotting to reinvent the way we stay-at-home-moms think about keeping up with the Joneses. Here’s an example: last year I instituted a $10 gift limit at my daughter’s birthday party. No one complained, and gift limits started popping up on Christmas parties and friends’ invites. Quietly, we frugalites will take over the world! Remember, every frugal tip isn’t for everyone. Try one new frugal skill and see if it works. Even just a few can and will make a difference in your lifestyle (and your bank account).


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Frugal Upstate has a Wise Score of  76.17, which ranks it #103 among personal finance blogs.

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Blogs @ Frugal Upstate. Wife of Yankee Bill & Mother of Princess & Buddy. Speaks. Consults. Reads. Crafts. Cooks. Gardens. My life is good!
Tweeting since 20 May 2008 (7 years 27 weeks)

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Klout Score55.69The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @JennFowler's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach854True Reach is the size of @JennFowler's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @JennFowler actually influences.
Network Score35.640-100 rating of the influence level of @JennFowler's engaged audience.
Amplification Score26.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @JennFowler's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @JennFowler
@JennFowler creates content that is spread throughout their network and drives discussions
Klout Classification of @JennFowler
Specialist You may not be a celebrity, but within your area of expertise your opinion is second to none. Your content is likely focused around a specific topic or industry with a focused, highly-engaged audience.
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Referring Domains5,269Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring .EDU Domains1Number of referring domains from EDUcational sites (only exact .edu TLD included; no regional domains).
Referring IPs3,385Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks199,542Number of external backlinks for this item.
Indexed URLs46,057Number of URLs for given item type present in index - these are NOT backlinks, but rather URLs belonging to given domain or subdomain: this metric is useful as an indication of domain content size.