Monthly Archive: June 2019

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Reader Suggestions For Frugal Vacation Ideas, Hacks, and Savings!

It’s summer vacation time!!! Or at least, it’s summertime. I’ve traveled frugally and not-so frugally. I’ve vacationed with my kids and without them. Although with them, it’s more of a trip and less of a vacation… I polled the Frugalwoods braintrust to see how you all travel and what you advise. Per usual, I learned new things, I made notes, and I was amazed at your resourcefulness. In today’s Reader Suggestions, we explore all things...

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Reader Case Study: Medical Student and Software Engineer Dream of a Homestead

Melissa is a medical school student who lives with her husband Gabe in a small city in New England. They’d like our help planning for a future that’ll allow them to pursue their dream of living on a homestead while Melissa establishes her career as a physician and Gabe works remotely as a software engineer. Case Studies are financial (and life) dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then,...

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Revolutionize Your Money In July: The Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge Is Back!

I know you can’t start your summer without knowing whether or not the Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge is happening in July, so consider yourself informed: IT’S BAAAAAAAACK!! The Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge is a free, 31-day program I created to help you better understand your finances, set goals around your money, and ultimately change the way you approach spending and saving. I recently told someone I was bringing frugal back and she about fell...

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Wifi Improvement Supplies And Other May 2019 Expenditures

May 2019 I’ve decided we are digital homesteaders. Pretty sure that’s not a real thing, but I think it’s what we are. My husband and I both work from home via the internet. When we’re not doing computer work, we’re doing homestead work: fruit tree pruning, wood harvesting, vegetable garden planting. The backbone of both? The internet. As a freelancer, everything I do is over the internet. As a remote worker, everything my husband does...

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My Friend Always Wanted To Be A Mom; Then She Got Prenatal Depression

From Mrs. Frugalwoods: I don’t publish posts written by other people, so today is an exception. When my friend Emma told me about her struggles with prenatal depression and anxiety, I begged her to write about it. Last year, I shared my raw experience of being diagnosed with postpartum depression and received hundreds–if not thousands–of responses saying a version of: “I went through the same thing” or “Reading this gave me the courage to call...