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Be a part of Me for the July 2022 Uber Frugal Month Problem!


My sunflowers!

It’s UFM time!!!!! We take the UFM as a bunch twice a yr: in January and July and it’s time to sign-up for the July version! It’s like Christmas in July, however cheaper (SINCE IT’S FREE!) and extra thrilling–debatable, however you’ll really feel actually good about your self afterwards.

What is that this UFM of which you kind?

Higher than Utility Fish Markets, Underwear Fang Monkeys and Unstoppable Ferocious Moths, it’s the Frugalwoods Uber Frugal Month Problem and it’s fabulous. Signal-up within the field under to affix me!

The UFM Cultivates a Wholesome Relationship with Cash

Summer season flower bouquet!

Whereas the title implies this Problem is just about saving cash, it’s not. It’s a few holistic restructuring and examination of our relationship with one of the vital divisive, fear-inducing, anxiety-provoking, divorce-causing, emotional issues in our lives: OUR MONEY.

Saving cash is nice, however till we perceive our cash–and our reactions to it–we are able to’t make lasting adjustments to facilitate a wholesome, long-term relationship. The Uber Frugal Month is an opportunity to spend high quality time together with your cash and perceive it in a guilt-free atmosphere devoid of economic jargon and shaming.

I invite you to affix me this month for an accessible, easy-to-understand journey to monetary well being. Plus, it’s free so there’s nothing to lose!

The Non-public Fb Group Lives On

Truly, the non-public Fb group by no means stopped after I created it just a few years in the past. I LOVE the supportive, useful, pleasant, humorous and frugal conversations in that group. I hardly ever remark as a result of the group members are rocking it and have created an exquisite neighborhood!

This hen: doesn’t have a Fb acocunt

You shouldn’t have to affix the non-public Fb group in an effort to take part within the Problem–it’s an added bonus and a approach to join with the broader, worldwide Frugalwoods neighborhood.

When you’re already a member of the group, you simply carry on protecting on. When you’d like to affix the group, you’ll obtain directions after you sign-up for the UFM. It’s a non-public group, which suggests the posts are confidential to the group.

It’s additionally a “Frugalwoods-y” group, which suggests no rudeness, judgement, self-promotion, or imply feedback tolerated. Humor and photographs of your frugal hacks (and pets!!!) are welcome and inspired!

And Now For My World-Well-known* FAQs Part!

*not world-famous, simply sounds higher

Q: What, precisely, is the Uber Frugal Month Problem?

It’s a 31-day program outlining the steps my husband and I took to recalibrate our strategy to consumerism, ramp up our financial savings fee, and in the end, obtain monetary independence. To sign-up for the Problem, enter your e mail tackle within the field under and also you’ll be all set to go!

Q: What do you imply “31-day program”? Sounds painful/lengthy.

Under no circumstances painful! Just one month lengthy! You’ll obtain an e mail from me every single day for 31 days, beginning on July 1, 2022. Each e mail has a theme for the day, an motion merchandise, hyperlinks to really useful studying, and a mantra for inspiration.

Step one, which you’ll be prompted to do within the first e mail, is to learn and full the workout routines on this publish:

Uber Frugal Month: The Final Information To Saving Extra Cash Than You Ever Thought Doable

You will get began on that now because it takes a while to essentially do the Uber Frugal Month with gusto.

Q: Who ought to take the UFM?

Anybody and everybody!

Q: Do I want to make use of Fb (or different social media) in an effort to take part?

Nope! The Problem is performed totally through e mail and right here on Frugalwoods. The UFM Fb Group is an non-obligatory bonus. No have to sign-up for Fb in an effort to take part within the UFM. All you must do is sign-up together with your e mail tackle within the field under.

Q: If I’ve already taken the UFM, can I take it once more?

Completely! I had my tech man (aka Mr. Frugalwoods) arrange the e-mail thing-y such that you could sign-up to re-take the Problem with the identical e mail tackle you used to take the Problem beforehand. You do, nevertheless, have to sign-up once more in an effort to be a part of us beginning July 1st.

Q: What does it imply to take the UFM as a bunch in July?

Littlewoods + hen little

It means I’ll reasonable the UFM Fb Group and facilitate discussions within the group that will help you alongside your journey. I reasonable this Group solely twice a yr in the course of the two months we take the Problem as a bunch (January and July).

You’ll obtain an e mail with directions on find out how to be a part of the Group while you join the UFM.

Be aware that that is totally different from the common Frugalwoods Fb web page, which I reasonable year-round. When you take the Problem in July, you’re doing so with the data that hundreds of different frugal adherents are taking part within the UFM alongside you. There’s energy and motivation in realizing you’re not alone on this epic frugal journey.

Q: How a lot does the UFM price to take?

It’s completely free! So, no excuses.

Q: How do I do know if my sign-up was profitable?

You’ll obtain an e mail from me confirming your registration. The Problem begins on July 1, 2022!

Q: When are the UFM emails despatched?

You’ll obtain an e mail from me each single morning for your entire month (July 1 – July 31, 2022) at 5:00am EST. The emails are despatched robotically on the identical time every single day to everybody signed up for the Problem so, concern not, they are going to arrive. Plus, I’m paranoid in regards to the emails so I test each morning to verify they’re despatched.

Please word that the time at which emails are delivered to your inbox depends upon your e mail and web suppliers–some suppliers are slower than others to ship messages.

When you suspect you’re not receiving your UFM emails, please do the next:

  • #1: test your spam and all different e mail folders (seek for “UFM” as each e mail has that within the topic line).
  • #2: in the event you suppose you’ve unintentionally unsubscribed from the Problem, you’ll be able to sign-up once more right here on Frugalwoods.

Carrot eaters unite

Sadly, as a result of quantity of Frugalwoods readers who sign-up for the Problem, I can’t ship out the emails individually.

Q: Can I entry the UFM in another means?

Nope, you gotta sign-up for the emails.

Q: How ought to I put together for the Problem?

  1. Learn Uber Frugal Month: The Final Information To Saving Extra Cash Than You Ever Thought Doable and observe all of the directions in that publish.
  2. Begin monitoring your bills ASAP in the event you’re not already doing so. I exploit and advocate the free on-line expense tracker by Private Capital (that is an affiliate hyperlink).
  3. Be pleased with your self for taking this highly effective step towards creating the life you need to dwell–not the life you have to dwell.
  4. Invite a good friend to take the Problem with you!!! 

Q: Can I take the UFM after July 2022?

Completely! You may sign-up to take the UFM at any time, however the Group Problem is just supplied in January and July. Signal-up by July 1 in an effort to be a part of us!

Actual Dwell Individuals Love The UFM!!!

Enjoyable as it’s to learn what I write (proper?!), it’s even MORE enjoyable to learn what different folks (actual, dwell folks!) have mentioned about their participation within the Uber Frugal Month Problem. Fortunate for you, I’ve collected testimonials from previous Problem contributors who’ve written heartfelt notes about how the UFM revolutionized their funds and in the end, their lives. Listed below are however just a few chosen on your enjoyment and revealed with permission:

Lynn wrote:

Thanks! I had an incredible month with the help of your self and the Frugalwoods neighborhood. It was like shifting to a brand new neighborhood and discovering love and acceptance. And nice neighbors who need nothing apart from that will help you succeed. Very very grateful to be included on this neighborhood you’ve constructed.

Flavia shared:

I’ve tried making by a whole Uber Frugal Month prior to now, however one thing would all the time get in the best way. Till this month, that’s. I’m completely satisfied to report that for the primary time in my life, I’ve accomplished a whole Uber Frugal Month problem, and to be trustworthy I’m kinda asking myself, “Why isn’t this a three-month problem?” 🙂

On this month, I’ve: curbed all pointless spending, modified mobile phone carriers, canceled journal and newspaper subscriptions (they had been simply piling up on the espresso desk), forgone canine grooming, and I’m now trying into methods to lower our grocery invoice.

Rachel mentioned:

It was an excellent alternative to recommit. And a supportive reminder that I’m not alone in being weary of the consumerism round me… the UFM did nudge me to have extra enjoyable with frugality.

Jack wrote:

Thanks a lot for the uber frugal month.. It has been very instructional and that’s what I hoped to get out of it. I loved studying in regards to the frugal mentality that you’ve got and the way I can enhance mine. We’re already kind of frugal however I’m hoping with a greater understanding of frugalness we are able to save much more. My greatest takeaway is to plan forward and work to verify once we spend cash it’s in a frugal means.

Rachel shared:

I confess that is my third time by, and I obtained my sister to begin the journey as effectively – tremendous excessive 5 for that. This time it was extra about double checking and degree setting, now that I’ve FIRED. Earlier than my Dad died virtually 5 years in the past, he mentioned all he wished was a Glad Daughter. I’m happier than I’ve been in a really very long time. I intention to be even happier!!!

Jean mentioned:

I’ve simply accomplished my studying for the day, “There’s no good time to begin being frugal.”
It’s so inspirational, I’m already a Frugalista (is {that a} phrase?)  however I’m spending at the moment, Sunday in Australia already, reviewing to myself any objectives I want to make. In the present day is the proper day to begin. My greatest Objective in life was made very a lot as you relay in your weblog publish. It was a “ping” second. I longed to dwell in a heat local weather. I had talked about it each time we got here again from a solar chasing vacation. it began at that very second, over lunch my then husband mentioned “we could transfer to Australia” and I mentioned “sure.”  It took three years for our everlasting visa to reach, and right here I’m dwelling in a sub-tropical local weather. Forty years later, each morning I look out from my balcony and I nonetheless can’t consider I’m right here, dwelling the dream, even when the day is so scorching and sweaty… My mantra is renewed at the moment together with your weblog publish, simply do it.

Adina wrote:

I like signing up for Uber Frugal Month problem yearly; being frugal is second nature for me, however I all the time uncover one thing new throughout this problem, each about me as an individual but in addition about my habits. This Problem is kind of a New 12 months custom for me in addition to a frugal guidelines. Thanks for making all of it occur and for constructing such an incredible frugal neighborhood on-line!

Liz shared:

Once I observed the uber frugal month, I used to be intrigued however hesitant about doing it. I’ve by no means been good with challenges and likewise frugality positively had a extra detrimental connotation for me.  I finally joined after I realized that it might probably solely be a helpful train and I wouldn’t be graded or get a piece analysis primarily based on how I did – it was only for my profit, and I might do as a lot or as little as I wished.

I’ve been pleasantly shocked with how a lot I loved the problem. …The environmentalist facets of  the problem resonated with me loads… liked your tales and listening to your strategy to dealing with life’s complexities.

With pandemic and misplaced interplay from leaving work, I’ve been craving interplay and your every day emails appeared to assist that.  Your writing fashion may be very approachable and I might discover myself clicking by a number of posts in a day. My girlfriends additionally liked listening to about what was occurring with the problem. Extra just lately we’ve been attempting to be taught extra about funds and investing so this was an incredible addition to all of it.  One had already learn your guide :)… I recognize your time, effort, thorough analysis and candidness in your posts.

Kari mentioned:

Thanks so a lot Liz, i’ve loved each one of many every day emails – given me heaps to consider and speak about with my husband :). I’ve made heaps of notes about your every day actions and mantras to maintain referring to over the yr.

It’s really so releasing to grasp that I will be in charge of my cash as a substitute of the opposite means round.

Life altering stuff, thanks a lot for all that you simply’ve shared and your stunning clear & clear means of seeing by the tangle of promoting messages thrown at us every day. All of us get a little bit off-track generally, and simply want a nudge again in the proper course.

Clo mentioned:

I like your weblog. I began studying MMM after I was 14 (it nonetheless holds a particular place in my coronary heart), however this yr, I moved to your weblog and located that I acknowledged myself much more in it – the bottom ideas had been comparable, however your values and your character shine by! It’s all the time a pleasure to learn you.

I recognize that your weblog isn’t only for “freshmen” or people who find themselves neck-deep in debt and have to do a whole 180 of their lives. I like that although I just about qualify as a really frugal weirdo, I can nonetheless be taught heaps out of your weblog, and I additionally discover neighborhood and it reinforces my good habits.

Jen shared:

Thanks a lot for this UFM. I’ve realized a lot that I knew someplace at the back of my mind however was too lazy/“busy” to deal with. It’s solely been a month however that is so releasing and makes a lot sense, I can’t think about not persevering with.

Jimmy wrote:

I liked participating on this and altering my perspective on spending. That is one thing I’ll advocate to my family and friends. Totally loved doing this and am assured this has modified my life for the higher. 

Akef shared:

… so far as frugality expertise I’m higher outfitted now… However away from all the cash expertise… I spotted that your principal message is considering find out how to create a sustainable and fulfilling life primarily based on one’s values it’s not likely about cash. So what I actually ended up doing is definitely take into consideration why am I doing this and what life am I looking for and the way frugality as a ability may help me obtain that life that I’m pursuing.

Are you able to Uber Frugal it up with me in July?!?

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