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Written by Kathryn Vercillo on July 7, 2009

Twitter is a really great tool for people who are interested in Frugal Living. People who use coupons can make use of Twitter to get new coupons and to locate Internet coupon codes to help them save money when shopping online. But even those people who aren’t on the hunt for new Twitter coupons may find that they can make use of the popular social networking site to assist them in living a more frugal life.

One of the best things about Twitter is that it allows you get information in digestible bite-sized chunks. Sure it’s great to read money-saving blogs but sometimes you just don’t have the time to stay on top of all of the new posts that bloggers are putting out. You may discover that you can still get daily frugal living tips delivered to you by following Twitterers who microblog about living frugally.

Frugal living writers on Twitter will frequently post short tips that you can read when you sign in to your Twitter account. These tips can remind you to keep saving money every day. Just reading them may make you feel inspired to live frugally even on days when you might not feel like it. If you think that you’d be interested in using Twitter to enhance your frugal living in this manner then you might want to check out the following fifteen people.

These are fifteen of the best frugal living Twitterers to follow if you’re active on the site:
1. Bargain Babe. One really great frugal living blog that you might want to check out is Bargain Babe. (We recently had a guest post featured there.) You can get even more out of this site by checking out the Twitter account though. Here the blogger issues challenges (like going on a spending moratorium with her) as well as provides quick tips on saving money.

2. Bargainr. This is the Twitter account for the Bargaineering blog. What is really great about this one is that it does a good job of including both personal posts and links to informative money-saving articles. This adds the kind of personal touch that Twitter can be really good for if you’re truly interested in online social networking related to frugal living.

3. Budgets Are Sexy. This Twitter account has all of the things that you’d expect from a good Twitter account. There are ReTweets and @replies to other great frugal living stuff on Twitter. There are links to the blog that goes with the account. But what is really inspiring with this one is the occasional update here and there about how this Twitter user found a way to save money that day.

4. Debt Diva. The main philosophy behind Debt Diva is that you can live a frugal life and still live a life that is fun and stylish. Get inspired to stay in style on a budget by following the site’s Twitter account. It links to money-saving tips and also offers a lot of ReTweets of great frugal living information from around the Twittersphere.

5. Freegan. The best thing about this Twitter account is that it posts really unique links and thoughts compared to many other frugal living sites. For example, there are posts on how grocery stores waste money or how to compare printers to get the best money-saving deal on them.

6. Frugal Babe. This Twitterer (and blogger) posts really great money-saving links but that’s not the best part about following this account. This one has lots of @replies on it so you can get ongoing suggestions about who else to follow on Twitter for information about living a frugal life.

7. Frugally Yours. One of the things that you can use Twitter for if you have time to do some serious reading is to gather links to new frugal living blogs that you’re not yet familiar with. This Twitter account provides a wealth of exactly those types of links.

8. Lighter Footstep. This is a terrific website that approaches frugal living from the philosophy that green living can be affordable. They put out a lot of content on their website. If the full site is too overwhelming, you might enjoy their briefer updates and tips on Twitter. They link to their articles there so you can follow only those frugal living links that really interest you. They’re also really good about actually replying to people who send them Tweets which is nice if you want to converse about frugal living online.

9. Miss Thrifty. This is the Twitter account for the UK money saving blog of the same name (where we guest posted recently). The Twitter account is really fun because it offers links to coupons, general comments about saving money and even questions directed to people who follow the account. It’s really active.

10. Monroe On a Budget. This is an interesting account. It’s from the personal finance blogger for a small newspaper. Some of the links are relevant only to the people living in that area but a lot of them are widely appropriate. There are lots of good ReTweets to frugal living posts from other Twitterers here.

11. Mrs. Micah. This is another great frugal living blog (where we recently had a guest post) that also has a good Twitter account. Lots of @replies to other people who live frugally as well as blog links and general thoughts about living simply.

12. Northern Cheapskate. This is another great frugal living blog that we had a guest post featured on recently. The blog also has a terrific Twitter account that highlights the stuff happening on the blog but also adds to it with tips, comments and other links related to living frugally.

13. Only Money. Part of living frugally is learning how to deal with your debt. There are a lot of great articles about that which are linked to from this Twitter account. It’s the Twitter account for the Only Money Blog which is The Oregonian’s personal finance blog so you get more news-related information here than on some of the other Twitter accounts.

14. Shoestring. This is a great online magazine with tons of tips about frugal living. If you like the magazine, you’ll find that the Twitter account is really fun because it gives you insight into some of the research that goes into the articles and sometimes offers a sneak peak at what’s coming up on the site! Plus it has some good tips on its own.

15. Tighten Your Belt. This Twitter account offers both original links and ReTweet links to some really good articles about frugal living. There is a nice balance here between tips for cutting back on spending and tips for earning more money which are both important aspects of living a frugal life.

If you liked this article then you might like our guide to Twitter coupons.

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    February 17th, 2010

    i have a better suggestion socializedcard.com

    it helps to find else where you on internet? (social networking sites)

  2. 6

    July 23rd, 2009

    Great Post! I can’t wait to get home and start following these people – I’m still a little lost on Twitter and love to read suggestion lists like this one!

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    Chris Watkins
    July 15th, 2009

    And there’s twitter.com/mmmeg She alse runs fruwiki.com – the Frugal wiki.

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    Peggy Dolane
    July 11th, 2009

    You missed a great frugal blogger: frugalupstate.com (she’s @jennfowler on Twitter)

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    Monroe on a Budget
    July 9th, 2009

    You are so sweet!

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    J. Money
    July 8th, 2009

    A great list for sure! And I’m not just saying that because I’m on it 😉 Nicely done my friend – gotta go follow some of these others now.

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    Christina @ Northern Cheapskate
    July 8th, 2009

    Thanks so much for including me in this list – I’m honored to be listed with such great company!

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