About Me

Welcome!  Feel free to pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, browse around, and make yourself at home.  I’m so glad you’re here!

In case you don’t know who I am, I’m Debi Taylor-Hough — author, speaker, editor, and recent MFA (Master of Fine Arts) graduate.

I’ve been doing this whole frugal/simple thing for a very long time.  Nearly three decades ago, our family bucked the tide of late-20th Century American life. We became a one income family in a two income world. We set out on a journey toward frugal living and simplicity that quickly became an education in itself—and a rewarding, joy-filled lifestyle.

Through hard work and determination, our family:

  • paid off outstanding consumer debt and medical bills
  • radically reduced spending in every area of our lives
  • and most importantly, lived to tell about it!

During our family’s lean times, we learned creative ways to stretch our limited finances while not sacrificing our quality of life.


I share my knowledge of cooking for the freezer in my first book, Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month. I’ve taught freezer-meal techniques to thousands of people through in-person workshops, discussion groups, radio programs, television spots, and a variety of on-line resources.

In my second book, A Simple Choice: A Practical Guide for Saving Your Time, Money and Sanity, I share some of what I’ve learned firsthand about raising a family and managing a household with limited time and money. And staying sane in the process!

I have several other books on the market now including: Frugal Living for Dummies® and Frozen Assets Lite & Easy.

Several more books are in the works, so check back for updates!


I edit and publish, Simple Times, a free online magazine. It’s one of the longest-running, continuously published e-newsletters online! I started sending Simple Times to a small handful of frugal folk in early 1995 … and I’ve been at it ever since! Amazing. Where did the time go?

After being on hiatus for a bit, Simple Times is back … and better than ever!  Now in an easy-to-read online magazine format with more content and weekly updates.

Get the latest news from all around the web on saving money, living simply, homemaking, parenting, education, cooking, and more!

To see an issue of Simple Times, click HERE

You’ll find a subscription form on the page … be sure to enter your email address so you won’t miss any future issues!

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Browse My Books:
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Important Notice:  All content on this website is copyrighted by Deborah Taylor-Hough (unless otherwise noted).  Using content from this site (with or without proper credit given) without first seeking written permission from myself or from one of my publishers (if applicable) is an infringement of United States Copyright Laws.  Stealing someone else’s Intellectual Property is a crime and enforceable by the law.  Just because something’s published online doesn’t make it Public Domain.


2 responses to “About Me

  1. FYI, for some reason, Lord knows why, someone seems to have been marking pins to your site as inappropriate. This is the third or fourth time now I’ve encountered it; here’s a sample: http://pinterest.com/pin/65654107039208444/ Just FYI, no idea what you can do about it!

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