Bargain Hunting: 7 to Follow

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Everyone loves saving money, whether it's on a new pair of shoes or a fancy set of wheels. But sometimes uncovering deals can be more work than it's worth.

But Twitter can help. Along with tracking useful hashtags such as #sale, #coupons and #freebies, you'll find tons of frugal living feeds to help you save as much cash as possible.

Here are my go-to Twitter streams for living large at a fraction of the price.


Followers: 22,458
Tweets: 15,323
WiseBread is a personal finance and frugal living hub. Founders Will Chen, Lynn Truong and Gregory Go built a community of bloggers who offer in-depth advice on everything from careers to credit cards to cheap travel. Their Twitter feed is a one-stop resource for all things money.
Sample tweet: In the market for new flooring? Here are 5 ways to save!

2. @FabFrug

Followers: 2,285
Tweets: 7,407
Fabulously Frugal is a site dedicated to "fabulous living on less." The team of bargain experts tweets about sales at major retailers and savvy money-saving shopping tips, and offers tons of printable coupons.
Sample tweet: Target deals are up! If you're in need of a new summer wardrobe, check out the pink star clothing deals this week!

3. @frugalista

Followers: 9,060
Tweets: 30,719
Natalie P. McNeal is the author of The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life and pens the Frugalista blog. Her Twitter feed is chock full of practical ways to save cash while still enjoying the good life.
Sample tweet: Money-Saving Tips for Eating Out

4. @JeffYeager

Followers: 940
Tweets: 571
Dubbed "The Ultimate Cheapskate," Jeff Yeager is the author of Don't Throw That Away! and The Cheapskate Next Door. He primarily tweets about out-of-the-box, extreme ways to save cash.
Sample tweet: RT @AARP Did you know eggshells make eggscellent candle holders? That @JeffYeager is crafty (AND CHEAP) #savingsmonth

5. @recessionista

Followers: 9,700
Tweets: 21,897
As a Huffington Post contributor and author of the The Recessionista blog, Mary Hall shares tips on how to save money on fashion, entertaining and dining out. She tweets about the same topics, often sharing discount codes for new styles.
Sample tweet: Thank you @Krishnabijoux for this amazing necklace. Use promo code Save10 to purchase & save 10% off! #jewel

6. @shoestring

Followers: 4,471
Tweets: 5,908
Shoestring Magazine founder Melissa Massello is dedicated to simultaneously saving money and the planet. She shares creative DIY projects with her followers as well as useful articles about living eco-friendly on the cheap.
Sample tweet: Wine Riot Recap: Summer Sippers Worth Every Cent

7. @FrugalDad

Followers: 8,653
Tweets: 3,856
Jason White founded in 2007 after working as a rep for various credit card and banking companies for years. His website offers an expansive coupon directory, giveaways and personal finance advice. White uses Twitter mainly for sharing articles from his site and to interact with readers.
Sample tweet: Think your yard is too small for vegetables? Go for efficiency with a square foot garden Costs less than $50!

SecondAct asks: What are your favorite frugal living Twitter feeds? Share them in the comments section below.

Keep reading: 9 Things You Should Always Buy on Sale
How to Squash Spring Impulse Spending
The Secret to Living Well on Less

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