I love giving gifts. I begin Hanukkah and Christmas gift shopping in July or August, and have a list of ideas to go for next year before this year’s holiday season has even passed (or, some would argue, begun!). I have a detailed spreadsheet of all holidays, birthdays, and other gift-giving events with who, what,… Continue reading Frugal Gift-Giving and Generosity
In August, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the first-ever Lola Retreat in Portland, Oregon. The Lola Retreat is centered around empowering women, and as the founders of the Lola Retreat, Melanie Lockert and Emma Pattee, describe the event, “It’s about facing your fears, owning your dreams and figuring out a plan to be… Continue reading The Lola Retreat
Google the words “frugal” and “travel” together and you’re guaranteed to find hundreds, if not thousands, of blog posts and articles dedicated to the art of “travel hacking,” or strategically cycling through rewards credit cards in order to earn free plane tickets, hotel nights, and other travel perks. Travel hacking is a great way to… Continue reading Frugal Travel for Frugal Weenies
July is an exciting month in our household. Our birthdays both fall in July, and we have a multitude of fun traditions surrounding them. This year, however, we’re throwing something new into the mix of festivities: Uber Frugal Month 2.0! Our first experience with the Frugalwoods’ Uber Frugal Month Challenge was in March, and although… Continue reading July 2017: Uber Frugal Month 2.0!
No more Uber? What? Next month’s exercise in frugality would be considerably easier if this challenge meant cutting out all rides from the transportation service Uber for a month. But, considering we already don’t use Uber (I wish that was something to be proud of, but honestly, it’s just that we both own cars and use… Continue reading March 2017: Uber Frugal Month