The Budget Diet is one of the longest running, and most established personal finance websites. Started in 2010, We aim to help readers understand home budgeting and to live practically while still having fun! In 2013, Voice Boks ranked The Budget Diet among the Top 3 Money Saving Blogs to Guide You Towards Financial Freedom.
– Ranked #3 Money Saving Blog by Voice Boks
– 100K Avg. Readers Per Month
– 52K Pinterest Followers
– 5K Email Subscribers
Look, ‘Adulting’ is hard work. Where traditional education fails to focus on the nuts and bolts of living, we’ve stepped in to fill that resource gap.
We believe the essentials of managing your personal finances, home cuisine, and at times hectic life shouldn’t be hard. We address the everyday questions people ask themselves about money, food, and life; and do so in a fun, approachable, easy to understand way.
Teague is an Entrepreneur, Proud Seattle Native, and long time Finance Enthusiast.
He has always been fascinated in how people understand things through the use of story and uses this as a design model to create cohesive and engaging digital experiences for readers.
After consulting for top Seattle and NYC design firms such as the Mentor Creative Group and Barrel Design, Teague founded and led Measured UX, a design firm focused on excellence in user experience and visual design for websites and applications.
Professionally, Teague has worked as a web designer and digital storyteller with organizations and brands such as: Starbucks Coffee, ReMain Nantucket, Columbia University Alumni Association, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance School.
Teague is a graduate of Randolph College with a B.A. in History and Minor in Economics, as well as an alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate Level Introduction to Architecture Program.
Teague also studied Historic Preservation and 3D laser scanning at the Preservation Institute of Nantucket, a field school of the University of Florida’s Graduate School of Architecture.
About the Founder
The Budget Diet Founder
Kristl is a recognized figure whose tips have been featured in:
– Consumer Reports
– All You Magazine
– Good Housekeeping
When my husband and I got engaged in 1987, we began a 12-month savings plan, so we would have enough money for a down payment on our first home. It meant a year of frugal living on $67 a week… eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the park everyday for lunch and rarely going out to dinner. We did it! Over the years our salaries rose, and we slowly lost our frugal living ways. Then, nearly 15 years ago, I left my job to stay home with our 3 children, and our household income was cut in half!
Of course, I didn’t want to change our lifestyle and more free time meant more time to shop, but how would shopping be any fun without money? I quickly discovered that the stay at home mom job description included more than just play dates… I was now the CEO of the family and also the maid, the cook, the coupon queen and yes, the bargain shopper.
So, my life on a budget began, and I created this website to share money saving tips with other stay at home moms. I’m not a financial planner or an accountant, but I’m a money saving expert because I’m a mom that knows how to live the good life on a budget.
The Budget Diet is a diet for your wallet, not your waistline! You’ll discover a collection of Shape-Up Tips to help you slim down your daily spending and live life on a budget. Yes, The Budget Diet is like a diet to lose weight, and the results will be worth the effort. Whether you need to cut back a lot or just a little, you’re sure to find plenty of Shape Up Tips that your family can live with. If you’re on a frugal living quest, my Frugal Living Articles are a great place to start, and don’t forget to subscribe to my free Shape Up Tip of the day. My goal is to help your family save at least $400 a month, so let’s get this Budget Diet started!
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