ABOUT THE FRUGAL YANKEE
A frugal yankee is smart and thrifty. Traditional New Englanders made the most of everything. They held on to the old or adopted the new to enhance their lives. They became world leaders in business, culture and politics. Now incessant advertising and unbridled consumerism have eroded those traditions.
This is where Garen Daly and Louise Reilly Sacco come in.
Using the web podcasts and radio, they explore old-fashioned values in new ways. Want to save money on groceries? plan a thrifty, fun vacation? spruce up the house on a shoestring? or keep the old car running? If Garen and Louise don't know the answers, they'll find experts who do.
But it's not just about being a penny pincher.
The Frugal Yankees explore New England, including emerging entrepreneurial businesses, trends in consumer finance, the best way to sell your house, the day's pressing issues, or the best new books and films. The Frugal Yankees entertain and inform. You too can be a Frugal Yankee - smart and thrifty. Is there any other way to be a New Englander?
And our expanded web site has even more: tips, podcasts, a forum to dicuss more and better Frugal Yankee ideas.
New England is a great place to live and the Frugal Yankees make it better. Here's a little more on Garen and Louise.
GAREN DALY grew up in a small New England town with 9 siblings. With so many kids, saving a penny was more than a hobby, it was a necessity.
His entertainment roots stretch back 100 years to Vaudevillian grandparents and he has been a distinctive New England voice. Garen is a regular on NE Cable News' GOOD MORNING LIVE and on New Hampshire Public Radio. He has been on WBUR's "On Point", WRKO's Daytime Divas Show, and WRNI (Providence), and INSIDE TRACK on WTKK radio. For the entire run of WB IN THE MORNING on Channel 56, he was the movie reviewer.
In his spare time he produces the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, dabbles in New England history, pulls weeds from his garden, climbs the White Mountains and still marvels at how great beer tastes.
LOUISE REILLY SACCO is a Bostonian, the oldest of 7 children. She insists that her frugal mother could feed all 9 with a pound of potatoes and a hint of hamburger. Being smart and thrifty is as natural as loving the Red Sox.
Louise was a marketing consultant to small businesses and has worked with emerging companies from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the UK. All the time making a big impact with the tiniest expenditure. It's that smart and thrifty thing again.
She's been on some non-profit Boards, but her real fame comes from being one of the founders (and the present Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director) of the Museum of Bad Art.
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