Walkie Talkies And Other December 2022 Expenses

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Ahhh decadent December! Filled with food, wine, life-sized penguin stuffies and dog booties. December always promises to be a high-spend month, but that doesn’t have to spell crisis. If you plan for expensive months, if you calculate what you spe...

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Start The New Year In Control Of Your Money

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Your money can control you or you can control it. Take charge of your money during the January Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge. There’s still time to join me–and thousands of other frugal devotees–for our month-long journey to financial wellness. Whi...

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

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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...

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Dog’s Christmas Stocking And Other November 2022 Expenses

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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 accou...

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Reader Case Study: Dutch Welder Dreams of Working Abroad

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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 b...

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How I’ve Saved Thousands of Dollars on Clothes for My Kids

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I started a clothing-focused mini-series over the summer wherein I managed to devote two ENTIRE posts to the topic of just me and my clothing alone: My Ever-Evolving Relationship With My Clothes The Clothes I Wear For Comfort and Confidence Riveting ...

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Yes, I Actually Have a Black Friday Sale for You

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I know, I know, Black Friday is dumb; but since it exists, I figured I’d offer a coupon code for 10% off: An hourlong phone call with me (that’s $25 off) A basic financial consultation with me (that’s $150 off) A premium financial co...

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Give The Gift of Financial Freedom!

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Give the gift of financial freedom this holiday season! Do you have a person in your life you keep recommending Frugalwoods to? Do you continually send them links to personal finance articles that they seem to ignore? Does this same person  bemoan that...

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Introducing UFM Mastermind Groups!

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I’m all about starting new things these days and so, I’m launching a BRAND NEW way to participate in my Uber Frugal Month Challenge: Mastermind Groups!!!! These will be a chance for you to meet (on video) with me and nine other frugal folks...

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A DOG! And Other October 2022 Expenses

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We Adopted A Dog! I’m thrilled to introduce Genevieve the dog (aka Gigi)!! Frugal Hound 2.0, Gigiwoods, G-dog McHound Face! She’s a rescue so we’re not sure of her exact age or breed, but our vet estimates she’s 6 months old and likely to be 60-7...

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Reader Case Study: Separate Finances = Happy Couple

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Kate lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband Dan in a condo she bought back in 2013. She enjoys her job in marketing and Dan likes his work in manufacturing. Kate is in the process of considering the purchase of a marketing firm with her business...

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What’s Happening With Our Rental Property?

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Did you know I have a rental property? I do! Many of you have asked me to share an update and so today, I will! I love hearing what you want to read about on Frugalwoods, so please keep the suggestions coming! You can add your ideas for future posts in...

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A Beach Vacation And Other September 2022 Expenses

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Last month we took the kids on their very first vacation! To the beach! We didn’t travel during Covid and, pre-Covid, the only trips they went on were to visit family (which is also a vacation, but you know what I mean). Our dear friends have a f...

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The Clothes I Wear For Comfort and Confidence

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Last month I shared a journey through the recesses of my brain, or at least, the clothing and appearance-related recesses of my brain. If you haven’t read that post yet, I recommend you go there first since today’s article is the second in ...

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Reader Case Study: Looking For Less Stress and Lower Spending

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Laura and her husband Sam live in Virginia with their two young children and one dog. Sam works for the federal government in a law enforcement capacity and Laura works as a full-time stay-at-home parent. Sam is eligible for retirement (with full benef...

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Introducing Private Reader Case Studies!

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I’m starting something new, people! I love helping folks with their money, so I’m going to do more of it. Starting today, you can schedule a one-on-one Private Reader Case Study with me. These consultations will bear a striking resemblance ...

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