Monthly Archive: December 2019

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Reader Suggestions: How To Make (and Keep) Your New Year’s Resolutions!

I know, I know, you were probably hoping for a cookie recipe-laden, holiday happiness-filled, jingly, bell-y Reader Suggestions this month; but alas, we must look ahead to 2020 and its attendant goal-setting imperatives. Plus, we did a really festive rundown of excellent frugal holiday gift ideas last month. So, hey, we are in the holiday spirit around here! How To Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions I’m less interested in what my (or your) New...

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This Month On The Homestead: Starting Fires, Baking Pies, and Celebrating a Birthday

November 2019 November ushered in our first snowfall and the seasons replaced, exchanged and subsumed each other. I’m never quite ready for this transition, even though I know it’s coming, even though I love the snow. It’s hard for me to let go of my preferential feelings for fall. By November 8th, we were in full winter regalia and nestled beneath the white blankets that’ll cloak the earth until spring. There’s a relief that accompanies...

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Reader Case Study: Questioning The Financial Future With A Partner In Debt

Olivia recently bought her first home in the DC metro area and she loves her neighborhood and bike commute to her job at a nearby university. However, her boyfriend was fired from his medical residency program last spring and she’s trying to help him figure out his next steps while weighing her own financial goals. Olivia has requested our help in sorting through the complications that have recently arisen in her life. Here’s a boring (but...

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A Kettle And Other November 2019 Expenditures

November 2019 Pants, a kettle, brake parts, and 150 trash bags: a sampling of what we purchased this month. Let’s start with the kettle, which is something of a woeful tale. Here’s a boring (but important) explanation of how Frugalwoods makes money. The Frugalwoods Electric Kettle Longtime readers have been briefed on our adoration of our electric kettle–our erstwhile electric kettle, I should say. We bought this kettle for $93 back on October 12, 2012 and...

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Join the January 2020 Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge!

It’s time, my friends. The sign-up for my free January 2020 Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge (UFM) is HERE!!!! You’ve read the Frugalwoods Case Studies, you’ve seen the UFM testimonials, you look at my monthly expense reports and think “I can spend less than Frugalwoods!,” and now, it’s time. The UFM is your opportunity to put these frugal concepts into practice. The UFM is your chance to lasso your spending, organize your money, and get...