Cheers to the UFM!

Happy New Year and happy day one of the Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge! You can still join the group if you sign up in the box below by 11:59pm ET today (which would be Saturday, January 1, 2022).

There’s a lot we can’t control about the New Year: what other people do, nature, our irrational love of Cheetos. One thing we CAN master is our money. We can be the big bosses of our finances.

Taking the Uber Frugal Month Challenge as a group means doing so with the knowledge that thousands of other frugal weirdos are working alongside you, making positive changes to their relationship with money.

PLUS, you can join the private UFM Facebook Group, where we discuss each day’s exercises and workshop challenges and ideas together. You’ll receive a link to sign up for the group once you’re enrolled in the Challenge.

The UFM is free, it’s fun (at the very least, it’s not painful), and it’s a resolution that only lasts one month–not bad!

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  1. I haven’t taken your course in 2 years. Time for a repeat! I am excited about the FB group! I don’t believe the FB page was available the last time I took the course. Thank you for offering this course 2x per year!

  2. I look forward to your emails and at the age of 68, I have learned much from your financial wisdom.
    There is one thing I have noticed that I’ve seen elsewhere online-the lighter print, more gray color is very hard on the eyes. I have to strain to read your emails. And I do!! I don’t want to miss out but am finding it harder as time passes. I know there is data out there that tells us how many people a comment like mine represents. Maybe you know…
    You have a beautiful family and great style of writing. Congratulations & Happy New Year 2022!

    1. I’m age 31 and have a hard time reading this colour and font size! A darker colour and more similar sized fonts throughout the blog would really be a great improvement and much appreciated for sure

    2. Gloria, totally agree with you! I’m 48 and have a hard time reading it. I look forward to reading these posts and the lighter font/contrast can be a bit challenging. Frugalwoods, would that be something you’d consider? Maybe just a tweak for easier readability?

      1. I wholeheartedly agree with all of you on the font! Unfortunately, it’ll require an entire overhaul and redesign of the site since it’s so old (!!!).

        1. I am starting to dabble in website design (recently quit my job and trying to decide what’s next) and would love to take a look at whether this could be an easier change than you think. I recently converted my aunt’s website to Squarespace from an old (circa 1990) custom Word Press site and she is now able to easily change things like font and page background color on her own. Would love to help out if you’re at all interested, I know you have a lot going on (especially with UFM coming up and all the new offerings you’re providing).

  3. I took the Uber Frugal MonthChallenge in 2018, and still have my written 5 year financial plan/intention in my wallet. I wrote it down on money green colored scrapbook paper and cut it to the exact size of a dollar bill beforroe writing down my intentions. I take it out and read it from time to time, and surprisingly, I’m right on schedule with what I had written!
    Thanks for doing this challenge. It’s really a lot of fun!

  4. It’s the first of 2022 and my uber frugal purchase was for a free vacuum I used gift cards (swagbucks and others) and the shipping was free.

  5. I haven’t gotten the emails for the past few days – checked my spam filter and nothing in there either. Didn’t unsubscribe (but I do have cats that sometimes think a computer keyboard is a bed.) Wondering if my email server is blocking things or if the emails are not going out this year. Help!

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