Monthly Archive: June 2022

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Join Me for the July 2022 Uber Frugal Month Challenge!

It’s UFM time!!!!! We take the UFM as a group twice a year: in January and July and it’s time to sign-up for the July edition! It’s like Christmas in July, but cheaper (SINCE IT’S FREE!) and more exciting–debatable, but you will feel really good about yourself afterwards. What is this UFM of which you type? Better than Utility Fish Markets, Underwear Fang Monkeys and Unstoppable Ferocious Moths, it’s the Frugalwoods Uber Frugal Month Challenge...

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Reader Case Study: Loving Life in DC; Should I Buy a Co-op?

Taylor loves living in Washington, DC and enjoys her job in global public health. She likes to travel, spend time with her family and friends and has a stellar roommate/friend. The only trouble? She’s tired of renting and would like to buy a condo to start building equity and planning for her future. Can she afford a condo in our nation’s capital? Or would she be wise to consider a cheaper–but potentially less valuable–co-op condo?...

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Overalls And Other May 2022 Expenses

My May expenses are a great illustration of why it’s so important to track your spending every single month: this was a month rife with unexpected, aberrational, one-time expenses. But by tracking, I’ll have a clear picture at the end of the year of our actual annual spending. Because weird expenses happen all the time. Dentist Now that Mr. FW is early retired, we no longer have the dental insurance his employer provided. When we...

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Reader Case Study: Empty Nest in Denver, Moving to The Dominican Republic?

Leigh is a diabetes educator living in Denver, CO. Her children are on the cusp of adulthood and she’s looking around her soon-to-be empty nest, considering her options. She’d like to downsize to a smaller home in her same Denver neighborhood and is interested in exploring the possibility of buying a second home in The Dominican Republic. Leigh wants to continue her work, a passion she feels called to, but would enjoy reducing her hours....