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Reader Suggestions On How To Stay Motivated While Working Toward Longterm Goals

Today we’re discussing how to stay motivated when working toward a longterm goal (which you probably guessed based on the title… ). This is a special edition of doubly solicited Reader Suggestions! I first asked, in our Frugalwoods Facebook Group, what you all wanted to read about in upcoming installments of the Reader Suggestions series and then I selected a question and asked everyone to respond. I love hearing what YOU want to read about,...

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Reader Case Study: Social Workers Who Need To Get Solvent

We’re scooting over to upstate New York in this month’s Reader Case Study to help Sue and Dan–a social worker and a professor of social work–get out of debt, save up an emergency fund, find a way to pay for home repairs, and save for their kids’ college expenses. Case Studies are financial and life dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’s you!), reads through...

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This Month On The Homestead: Flame Weeding, Regular Weeding, And A Clay Mixture

June 2018 Yeah, yeah, it’s August and I’m just now getting around to writing about June on the homestead… if you’re wondering why, read this. It’s rare that I say these words, but, we were feeling hot, hot, hot in June. We are not hot weather people (I repeat NOT), as evidenced by our move to a snowy state. Summers here are usually temperate and quite manageable with opened windows and doors (screened, of course)....

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Car Parts And Other June 2018 Expenditures

I write to you from the depths of an epic heatwave here in Vermont. With temperatures cresting 90 most days, we are officially on swelter alert, which is highly aberrational for us–our summers are usually much more temperate with only sporadic forays into the 80s or, at worst, 90s. Given this sustained heat, our two very small children (not to mention our own hatred of hot), and our absence of central air, we bought two...

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Reader Case Study: Should We Buy A Campground And Laundromat?

We’re off to Nebraska in this month’s Reader Case Study to help Payton and Riley out with their deliberations over whether or not to buy a laundromat and a campground! Case Studies are financial and life dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’s you!), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case...

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Last Chance To Sign-Up For The Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge Starting TODAY!!!

Edited July 3, 2018:  Hi everybody! We seem to be having some tech problems with our email provider and it looks like the emails are being sent out a day behind. Mr. Frugalwoods is trying to rectify this with the company, but in the meantime, we’ll consider it our laid-back summer style of UFM . Fear not, all of the emails will be sent, they’re just a day behind. I am really sorry about that!! Get...

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Reader Suggestions On How To Stay Frugal While Advancing In Your Career 

What does it cost you to work? I never once (not one single time) considered what I was paying to maintain my job until I read the OG financial independence book, Your Money Or Your Life, which has an entire section devoted to outlining the ways in which many of us pay to work. Hold on a minute, Mrs. Frugalwoods: don’t I get paid to work and not the other way around? Well, yes, you...

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The Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge Is Back: Join Us Starting July 1!

Get ready, get set, and get excited because the much anticipated, the much adored, the much money-saving Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge is BACK!!! Back again! Oh it’s back, tell a friend. Sign-up to join me–and thousands of other Frugalwoods readers–for this free 31-day total revamp of your finances! The Uber Frugal Month Challenge (UFM) is designed to help you save as much money as you possibly can in a single month and–more importantly–prompts you...

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Reader Case Study: Inside A Financial Circus (No, Really, The Finances Of An Actual Circus!)

IT’S A DOG CIRCUS! I could not possibly be more excited about this month’s Case Study if I tried. We are headed under the big top to chat with Jana and Dextre, a married couple who run their very own circus along with their adorable rescue dogs!!!! Jana is a longtime Frugalwoods reader and she very sweetly mailed me a Christmas card last year featuring a photo of her family circus and I was in...

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This Month On The Homestead: Project Perennial Food

May 2018 I’m thrilled to report that it did NOT snow during the month of May. It’s the little victories we live for around here. Spring’s tendrils took hold, tentative at first given the frozen earth they were supplanting. Slowly, crocuses poked up through still-snowy ground. Next, daffodils made a slightly more confident approach and finally, yellow and orange globe flowers busted out with wild abandon. And then lilacs! Oh the lilacs! As snow lost...