Comments for Frugalwoods http://www.frugalwoods.com Financial independence and simple living Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:41:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Comment on Reader Suggestions Of Frugal, Fun, Inexpensive, and Festive Holiday Gifts by Lily @ The Frugal Gene http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/17/reader-suggestions-of-frugal-fun-inexpensive-and-festive-holiday-gifts/#comment-81043 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:41:48 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15801#comment-81043 Don’t need soap* – darn auto corrects. I never mean ‘duck’ either ;).

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Comment on Reader Suggestions Of Frugal, Fun, Inexpensive, and Festive Holiday Gifts by Lily @ The Frugal Gene http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/17/reader-suggestions-of-frugal-fun-inexpensive-and-festive-holiday-gifts/#comment-81042 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:39:29 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15801#comment-81042 Oooh yes I’m all about consumables! Whenever someone gifts be something, I dread the clutter but appreciate the thought. It’s hard to not want to sell it on eBay and with shipping fees, some items might as well be donated anyways. But consumables like homemade jam and cookies are always a hit + win me.

I’m not sure other people have the foodie attitude as I do. But I gift consumables and things like soap. Don’t tell me you don’t be soap! 🙂

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Comment on Reader Suggestions Of Frugal, Fun, Inexpensive, and Festive Holiday Gifts by Mrs. Adventure Rich http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/17/reader-suggestions-of-frugal-fun-inexpensive-and-festive-holiday-gifts/#comment-81039 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:53:43 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15801#comment-81039 With our son, we have tried to find ways to communicate to his grandparents and great-grandparents that he does not need a lot of “stuff” or new toys. One of the ways we do this is by finding the one or two things we could use or he would enjoy (a hiking backpack one year, a balance bike the next) and ask for Amazon gift cards for towards item. For us, this helps eliminate too many extras, reduces the cost of a bigger ticket item by making it a “shared gift”, and still allows our relatives to give towards something he will enjoy.

On the giving side, we love sticking to either practical items (my husband is thrilled when he receives needed kitchen items!), books, or a batch of home-roasted coffee beans.

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Comment on Reader Suggestions Of Frugal, Fun, Inexpensive, and Festive Holiday Gifts by Mustard Seed Money http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/17/reader-suggestions-of-frugal-fun-inexpensive-and-festive-holiday-gifts/#comment-81038 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:48:51 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15801#comment-81038 My wife and I don’t exchange gifts. Only for birthdays since they’re so close to Christmas, mine mid-December and hers late November.

For our kids since they are both 2 and under we actually hide toys that they haven’t played with in awhile and then wrap them up. They get to unwrap something and oftentimes forget that they had the toy 🙂

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Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Apple Cider and Pumpkins by Pat Tramma http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/09/this-month-on-the-homestead-apple-cider-and-pumpkins/#comment-81023 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:27:35 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15691#comment-81023 I vote for the keg. I’ve bottled many a beer in my time and it is messy and time consuming. You already have a CO2 tank, so a keg setup would be simple. You could also carbonate a keg of water instead of using the soda stream. 🙂 Simplify a bit.

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Comment on The Ultimate Bike Commuter’s Guide to Winter Cycling by Chhavi http://www.frugalwoods.com/2014/11/19/the-ultimate-bike-commuters-guide-to-winter-cycling/#comment-81018 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:05:09 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=3818#comment-81018 I haven’t read the complete blog yet but couldn’t stop from commenting about your innovative way for making your pet as your model. Super innovative and cute

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Comment on Reader Case Study: National Park Rangers Figuring Out Finances by Chris http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/13/reader-case-study-national-park-rangers-figuring-out-finances/#comment-81010 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:31:49 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15629#comment-81010 I did really like seeing the perspective presented here that FI is a nice and laudable goal, but being paid to do what you love is also really hard to beat. I think frugality and building financial stability are important , as life is full of surprises. Layoffs, health issues, and changes of priority can all be more easily weathered when on a firm financial footing. But if you truly love your work, doing it indefinitely is not daunting but fulfilling.

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Comment on Reader Case Study: National Park Rangers Figuring Out Finances by Cindy in the South http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/13/reader-case-study-national-park-rangers-figuring-out-finances/#comment-81009 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:20:52 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15629#comment-81009 I have no suggestions, other than what Ms. Frugalwoods said, but I do have a question, can I be a Park Ranger when I grow up (I am 57)….lol. Seriously, best job ever!

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Comment on Reader Case Study: National Park Rangers Figuring Out Finances by Juli http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/13/reader-case-study-national-park-rangers-figuring-out-finances/#comment-80981 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:49:53 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15629#comment-80981 Check with your employer about their match before doing so, though – my agency (also federal) contributions will only go into a traditional account, even if your contributions are Roth. You’d want to regularly move those contributions over (as possible given potential TSP and Roth restrictions) or you’ll end up with multiple TSP accounts (one roth, one traditional). I just recommend discussing with HR before making the switch!

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Comment on Reader Case Study: National Park Rangers Figuring Out Finances by Louise http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/13/reader-case-study-national-park-rangers-figuring-out-finances/#comment-80980 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:28:07 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15629#comment-80980 Maybe you can’t sell photo prints in the park stores; there must be rules about that. But perhaps if you have some great shots that could be greeting cards or something like that, local (hopefully upscale) tourist stores could handle them for you.
How many of us would buy a set of Frugalhound cards or a sweatshirt with that face staring back?
But to start, I like the online photo options, as that is sort of self-contained.

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