Erin Huffstetler Title: Owner and Author, My Frugal Home Education: B.A., Maryville College Location: Maryville, Tennessee Expertise: Budgeting Budgeting writer with more than 11 years of experienceOwner and author of My Frugal Home blogQuoted in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MSN, Money, and many other publicationsPublished on The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Crafts, The Spruce Pets, TripSavvy, and Byrdie Experience Erin Huffstetler is a former writer for The Balance, where she covered budgeting topics, including lowering your auto insurance premium, negotiating medical bills, and organizing your finances. She founded the blog My Frugal Home and has been writing about budgeting and money saving for more than 11 years.Besides The Balance, Huffstetler's work has been featured on The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Crafts, The Spruce Pets, TripSavvy, and Byrdie. She has also been quoted as a frugal living expert by The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MSN, Money, and many other publications. Erin received her B.A. in writing and communications from Maryville College. Education Bachelor of Arts, Maryville College About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.