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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 gaggle 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 sort?

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 beneath to affix me!

The UFM Cultivates a Wholesome Relationship with Cash

Summer time flower bouquet!

Whereas the identify implies this Problem is simply about saving cash, it’s not. It’s a few holistic restructuring and examination of our relationship with one of the crucial 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 will’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 Personal Fb Group Lives On

Truly, the personal Fb group by no means stopped after I created it a number of years in the past. I LOVE the supportive, useful, pleasant, humorous and frugal conversations in that group. I not often remark as a result of the group members are rocking it and have created an exquisite group!

This rooster: doesn’t have a Fb acocunt

You should not have to affix the personal Fb group with a view to take part within the Problem–it’s an added bonus and a approach to join with the broader, worldwide Frugalwoods group.

Should you’re already a member of the group, you simply carry on conserving on. Should 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 images 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 price, and in the end, obtain monetary independence. To sign-up for the Problem, enter your electronic mail tackle within the field beneath 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 electronic mail from me every single day for 31 days, beginning on July 1, 2022. Each electronic 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 electronic 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 Potential

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) with a view to take part?

Nope! The Problem is carried out completely by way of electronic mail and right here on Frugalwoods. The UFM Fb Group is an non-compulsory bonus. No must sign-up for Fb with a view to take part within the UFM. All it’s important to do is sign-up together with your electronic mail tackle within the field beneath.

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 you can sign-up to re-take the Problem with the identical electronic mail tackle you used to take the Problem beforehand. You do, nonetheless, must sign-up once more with a view to be part of us beginning July 1st.

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

Littlewoods + rooster little

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

You’ll obtain an electronic mail with directions on the right way to be part of the Group if you join the UFM.

Word that that is completely different from the common Frugalwoods Fb web page, which I average year-round. Should 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 understanding you’re not alone on this epic frugal journey.

Q: How a lot does the UFM value 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 electronic mail from me confirming your registration. The Problem begins on July 1, 2022!

Q: When are the UFM emails despatched?

You’ll obtain an electronic mail from me each single morning for the whole month (July 1 – July 31, 2022) at 5:00am EST. The emails are despatched robotically on the similar time every single day to everybody signed up for the Problem so, worry not, they may arrive. Plus, I’m paranoid concerning the emails so I verify each morning to ensure they’re despatched.

Please notice that the time at which emails are delivered to your inbox will depend on your electronic mail and web suppliers–some suppliers are slower than others to ship messages.

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

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

Carrot eaters unite

Sadly, because of the 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 manner?

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 Potential and observe all of the directions in that publish.
  2. Begin monitoring your bills ASAP should you’re not already doing so. I exploit and suggest the free on-line expense tracker via 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 reside–not the life you have to reside.
  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 simply supplied in January and July. Signal-up by July 1 with a view to be part of us!

Actual Stay Folks Love The UFM!!!

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

Lynn wrote:

Thanks! I had an ideal month with the help of your self and the Frugalwoods group. 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 group you could have constructed.

Flavia shared:

I’ve tried making via a whole Uber Frugal Month up to now, however one thing would all the time get in the best way. Till this month, that’s. I’m pleased 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 cellphone 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 a great 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 academic and that’s what I hoped to get out of it. I loved studying concerning the frugal mentality that you’ve and the way I can enhance mine. We’re already kind of frugal however I’m hoping with a greater understanding of frugalness we will save much more. My greatest takeaway is to plan forward and work to ensure once we spend cash it’s in a frugal manner.

Rachel shared:

I confess that is my third time via, and I received my sister to begin the journey as properly – tremendous excessive 5 for that. This time it was extra about double checking and stage setting, now that I’ve FIRED. Earlier than my Dad died nearly 5 years in the past, he mentioned all he needed was a Pleased Daughter. I’m happier than I’ve been in a really very long time. I purpose 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 immediately, 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 Purpose in life was made very a lot as you relay in your weblog publish. It was a “ping” second. I longed to reside 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 imagine I’m right here, dwelling the dream, even when the day is so scorching and sweaty… My mantra is renewed immediately 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 additionally 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 ideal frugal group on-line!

Liz shared:

After 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 undoubtedly had a extra adverse connotation for me.  I finally joined once I realized that it may well solely be a useful train and I wouldn’t be graded or get a piece analysis based mostly on how I did – it was only for my profit, and I might do as a lot or as little as I needed.

I’ve been pleasantly shocked with how a lot I loved the problem. …The environmentalist features of  the problem resonated with me loads… cherished 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 each day emails appeared to assist that.  Your writing fashion may be very approachable and I might discover myself clicking via a number of posts in a day. My girlfriends additionally cherished listening to about what was happening with the problem. Extra not too long ago we’ve been attempting to study extra about funds and investing so this was an ideal addition to all of it.  One had already learn your ebook :)… I admire your time, effort, thorough analysis and candidness in your posts.

Kari mentioned:

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

It’s really so releasing to grasp that I may be in command of my cash as a substitute of the opposite manner round.

Life altering stuff, thanks a lot for all that you just’ve shared and your stunning clear & clear manner of seeing via the tangle of selling messages thrown at us each day. All of us get just a little off-track generally, and simply want a nudge again in the precise route.

Clo mentioned:

I like your weblog. I began studying MMM once 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 rules had been comparable, however your values and your character shine via! It’s all the time a pleasure to learn you.

I admire that your weblog isn’t only for “inexperienced persons” or people who find themselves neck-deep in debt and must do an entire 180 of their lives. I like that although I just about qualify as a really frugal weirdo, I can nonetheless study tons out of your weblog, and I additionally discover group and it reinforces my good habits.

Jen shared:

Thanks a lot for this UFM. I’ve discovered a lot that I knew someplace behind my mind however was too lazy/“busy” to handle. 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 cherished collaborating on this and altering my perspective on spending. That is one thing I’ll suggest to my family and friends. Completely loved doing this and am assured this has modified my life for the higher. 

Akef shared:

… so far as frugality abilities I’m higher outfitted now… However away from all the cash abilities… I noticed that your principal message is considering the right way to create a sustainable and fulfilling life based mostly 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 in search of and the way frugality as a talent 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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