Reader Case Studies – Frugalwoods http://www.frugalwoods.com Financial independence and simple living Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:34:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Reader Case Study: From Brooklyn to LA With a Baby http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/07/reader-case-study-from-brooklyn-to-la-with-a-baby/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/02/07/reader-case-study-from-brooklyn-to-la-with-a-baby/#comments Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:00:41 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16590 Reader Case Study: From Brooklyn to LA With a Baby

We’re headed to Brooklyn, NY this month to talk future plans with a young couple and their two-month-old infant. The FrugalBrooklyns, as they’d like to be called, are loving their new roles as parents and, while they enjoy life in the Big Apple, are plotting a cross-country move to Los Angeles, CA.

Case Studies are financial and life dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’s you!), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

I also provide updates from our Case Study subjects at the bottom of each Case Study several weeks/months after their story is featured. To see what past Case Study participants have decided to do, check out the Case Study section and scroll to the bottom of the individual posts.

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Reader Case Study: At Age 57, It’s Not Over Yet! http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/01/12/reader-case-study-at-age-57-its-not-over-yet/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/01/12/reader-case-study-at-age-57-its-not-over-yet/#comments Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16229 Reader Case Study: At Age 57, It’s Not Over Yet!

I am delighted that this month’s Reader Case Study features a subject who is older than me! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to bring you the story of Lucy, an active 57-year-old nurse with questions on her retirement and next career. Much as I love all the younguns’ I’ve featured in Case Studies, I was over the moon when I received Lucy’s email and her request to serve as a Case Study subject since there are so many positive financial lessons for all of us to embrace at any age. I’ve gotten some flack for not featuring more diversity in the Reader Case Studies, but I can only feature the people who submit studies to me. So if you consider yourself a “non-traditional” Case Study subject, please email me with your story!

Ok, ok, back to the topic at hand… Case Studies are financial and life dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in.

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Reader Case Study: Londoners Wonder About Buying A Property http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/12/11/reader-case-study-londoners-wonder-about-buying-a-property/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/12/11/reader-case-study-londoners-wonder-about-buying-a-property/#comments Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:48 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=16006 Reader Case Study: Londoners Wonder About Buying A Property

We’re headed across the pond for this month’s Reader Case Study as we delve into university lecturers Betty and David’s query on whether or not to buy a home in an expensive area near London, England. Case Studies are financial and life dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’s you!), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

I also provide updates from our Case Study subjects at the bottom of each Case Study several weeks/months after their story is featured. To see what past Case Study participants have decided to do, check out the Case Study section and scroll to the bottom of the individual posts.

P.S. Another way to get support on your financial journey is to participate in my free Uber Frugal Month Challenge, which we’re taking as a group in January 2018!

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Reader Case Study: National Park Rangers Figuring Out Finances http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/13/reader-case-study-national-park-rangers-figuring-out-finances/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/11/13/reader-case-study-national-park-rangers-figuring-out-finances/#comments Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:00:38 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15629 Reader Case Study: National Park Rangers Figuring Out Finances

Have you ever wondered about the life and finances of the Park Rangers you see staffing America’s most dazzling natural resources? Well, wonder no more as this month’s Reader Case Study addresses the questions of two real life Rangers on how best to allocate their savings now that they’re debt free (hooray!). Case Studies are financial and life dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’s you!), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

I also provide updates from our Case Study subjects at the bottom of each Case Study several weeks/months after their story is featured. To see what past Case Study participants have decided to do, check out the Case Study section and scroll to the bottom of the individual posts.

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Reader Case Study: Having A Quarter-Life Crisis in Nashville, TN! http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/10/11/reader-case-study-having-a-quarter-life-crisis-in-nashville-tn/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/10/11/reader-case-study-having-a-quarter-life-crisis-in-nashville-tn/#comments Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:00:23 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=15264 Reader Case Study: Having A Quarter-Life Crisis in Nashville, TN!

Welcome to this month’s Reader Case Study in which we’ll address Steph’s questions on how to plan for her future in light of her recent quarter-life crisis. Case Studies are financial (and life!) dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’s you!), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

I also provide updates from our Case Study subjects at the bottom of each Case Study several weeks/months after their story is featured. To see what past Case Study participants have decided to do, check out the Case Study section and scroll to the bottom of the individual posts.

P.S. Another way to get support on your financial journey is to participate in my free Uber Frugal Month Challenge!

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Reader Case Study: Should We Stay (In San Francisco) Or Should We Go Now? http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/13/reader-case-study-should-we-stay-in-san-francisco-or-should-we-go-now/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/09/13/reader-case-study-should-we-stay-in-san-francisco-or-should-we-go-now/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:00:31 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=14997 Reader Case Study: Should We Stay (In San Francisco) Or Should We Go Now?

Welcome to this month’s Reader Case Study in which we’ll address Melanie’s questions on whether or not she and her family should decamp from the San Francisco Bay Area. I am delighted to delve into Melanie’s story because it brings up a number of questions that many folks grapple with: how to save in a high cost of living area, how to plan for a growing family, and how to achieve the life you know you want to live, but aren’t currently pursuing.

Case Studies are financial (and life!) dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’s you!), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

I also provide updates from our Case Study subjects at the bottom of each Case Study several weeks/months after their story is featured.

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Reader Case Study: Moving To Europe From South Africa, Trying To Make Ends Meet http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/08/11/reader-case-study-moving-to-europe-from-south-africa-needing-to-make-ends-meet/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/08/11/reader-case-study-moving-to-europe-from-south-africa-needing-to-make-ends-meet/#comments Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:36 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=14782 Reader Case Study: Moving To Europe From South Africa, Trying To Make Ends Meet

Welcome to this month’s Reader Case Study in which we’ll address Clara’s questions on where to move her family and how to make ends meet every month. I’m particularly excited about Clara’s story as it’s a unique angle we haven’t addressed before: she currently lives in South Africa with her family but plans to move to Europe in the near future.

Case studies are financial dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’s you!), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

P.S. Another way to get support on your financial journey is to participate in my free Uber Frugal Month Challenge! You can sign-up at any time to join the over 19,800 fellow frugal sojourners who’ve taken the Challenge and saved thousands of dollars.

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Reader Case Study: Starting From Scratch In Canada; Where Do I Go From Here? http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/07/12/reader-case-study-starting-from-scratch-in-canada-where-do-i-go-from-here/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/07/12/reader-case-study-starting-from-scratch-in-canada-where-do-i-go-from-here/#comments Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:00:48 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=14490 Reader Case Study: Starting From Scratch In Canada; Where Do I Go From Here?

Welcome to this month’s Reader Case Study in which we’ll address Alison’s questions on how to map out her financial future. Case studies are financial dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’d be you), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

P.S. Another way to get support on your financial journey is to participate in my free Uber Frugal Month Challenge! You can sign-up at any time to join the over 18,900 fellow frugal sojourners who’ve taken the Challenge and saved thousands of dollars.

I probably don’t need to say the following because you all are the kindest, most polite commenters on the internet, but, please note that Frugalwoods is a judgement-free zone where we endeavor to help one another, not to condemn.

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Reader Case Study: To Buy Or Not To Buy In Sydney, Australia? http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/06/07/reader-case-study-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-in-sydney-australia/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/06/07/reader-case-study-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-in-sydney-australia/#comments Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:00:43 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=14146 Reader Case Study: To Buy Or Not To Buy In Sydney, Australia?

Welcome to this month’s Reader Case Study in which we’ll address Jemma’s question on whether or not she should buy a home in Sydney, Australia. Case studies are financial dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’d be you), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

P.S. Another way to get support on your financial journey is to participate in my free Uber Frugal Month Challenge! You can sign-up at any time to join the over 12,600 fellow frugal sojourners who’ve taken the Challenge and saved thousands of dollars.

I probably don’t need to say the following because you all are the kindest, most polite commenters on the internet, but, please note that Frugalwoods is a judgement-free zone where we endeavor to help one another, not to condemn.

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Reader Case Study: We Have A Van, Now We Need A Plan! http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/05/08/reader-case-study-we-have-a-van-now-we-need-a-plan/ http://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/05/08/reader-case-study-we-have-a-van-now-we-need-a-plan/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 10:00:51 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=13751 Reader Case Study: We Have A Van, Now We Need A Plan!

Welcome to this month’s Reader Case Study in which we’ll address Florence’s questions on how to plan for financial independence, travel, and children (in other words, life)! Case studies are financial dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then, Frugalwoods nation (that’d be you), reads through their situation and provides advice, encouragement, insight, and feedback in the comments section. For an example, check out last month’s case study.

P.S. Another way to get support on your financial journey is to participate in my free Uber Frugal Month Challenge! You can sign-up at any time to join the over 12,200 fellow frugal sojourners who’ve taken the Challenge and saved thousands of dollars.

I probably don’t need to say the following because you all are the kindest, most polite commenters on the internet, but, please note that Frugalwoods is a judgement-free zone where we endeavor to help one another, not to condemn.

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