Monthly Archive: May 2015


Our 12 Tips For Visiting Open Houses: We’ve Been To Over 270

It’s open house season! You perhaps thought these balmier temperatures and tulips indicated a season called spring, but no, tis the season of house buying. The inspiration for today’s post comes from a reader who recently sent me a fantastic question about one of my favorite things… open house etiquette! Before Mr. Frugalwoods and I slapped down the money to buy our current home, we frequented a ton of open houses. And by “ton,” I mean roughly 270+ over the years. The Young...


April 2015 Expenditures

While April didn’t bring us warm weather, it did at least melt our Snountain and yield a month of extremely low spending. Our most significant purchases were two round-trip flights to North Carolina to visit Mr. Frugalwoods’ family in June to celebrate his youngest sibling’s high school graduation. This is a perfect example of spending on our values. We’re happy to buy those tickets since it’s an opportunity to spend quality time with family during a celebratory event....


The Quiet Tyranny Of The Workweek Schedule

Thank goodness it’s Friday, right?! Well, maybe not. Our culture has created a veritable mythology around each day of the week, all geared towards reaching the almighty weekend. The underlying message is that none of us enjoys what we do Monday through Friday and so of course we all have the Monday blues and are thankful that Wednesday is hump day and are ecstatic by the time old Friday finally rolls around. And then we repeat...