Monthly Archive: December 2022

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Reader Case Study: Firefighter and Teacher Living on a Horse Farm

Marie and her husband Ryan live on a 25-acre horse farm in rural Florida with their 10-year-old son and lab puppy. Ryan, who works as a firefighter, is incredibly handy and built their house 8 years ago. Marie is an elementary school teacher who enjoys her job. The family loves their rural lifestyle and the fact that their extended families live nearby. The only problem is their struggle to live within their means and the...

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Last Chance To Win A Financial Consult or Spot in a Mastermind Group!

Today’s the last day to sign-up for a chance to win a one-on-one financial consultation with me ($1,500 value!) OR a spot in an Uber Frugal Month Mastermind Group ($300 value!)! If you enter the giveaway, you’ll also be signed-up for my free Uber Frugal Month Challenge, which kicks off on January 1, 2023. The Uber Frugal Month (UFM) Challenge is my free, 31-day, email-based money management bootcamp. You can register for the UFM anytime,...

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Dog’s Christmas Stocking And Other November 2022 Expenses

November is always a month of celebrations in our family! We hosted Thanksgiving for what we think is the 10th year–although there were a few years off for Covid–and Kidwoods turned seven! Our expenses are always higher in November on account of these festivities and I don’t mind at all. Having the ability to spend on things that matter deeply to me is why I’m frugal. It’s why I track my spending. It’s why I...

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Take Control of Your Money and Your Life: Join My Free UFM Challenge

The Uber Frugal Month (UFM) January Group Challenge is my free, 31-day, email-based money management bootcamp and sign-ups are now open! You can register for the UFM anytime, but we take it as a huge, frugal group twice every year, in January and July.  I created the UFM to help people: better understand their finances set goals around their money change the way they approach spending and saving The UFM is designed as a spending...

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Reader Case Study: Dutch Welder Dreams of Working Abroad

Jamie lives in the Netherlands and recently completed his degree as an all-around construction worker, with training in welding. He’s currently switching jobs to become a full-time welder and has two job offers he’d like our help deciding between. Additionally, he and his girlfriend dream of living and working abroad some day. Jamie lost his father when he was just 13 and has been working and helping his mother financially since then. At just 21...