Tell your parter the following: “I’m doing this Uber Frugal Month Challenge in an effort to maximize our savings and build a better future for our family and, as part of the Challenge, we’re supposed to discuss some questions with our partner. With that overarching principle guiding our actions, saving money isn’t a challenge for us.
We want more out of life than what we can buy in a store and so we’re willing to sacrifice short-term desires (such as a peppermint latte) for longterm gains (not working 40 hours a week for the rest of our adult lives).
Anything that’s superfluous to your survival needs to go.
I spent a ton of time trying to piece together coupons and sales, when I had an epiphany: why not just in my life (and yes, I did this while living in the city and working a 9-5 professional office job).
Before we get started, be aware that UFM is the equivalent of frugal tough love.
Yes, Frugalwoods is a judgement-free zone and yes, I believe there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to frugality and yes, we all have unique circumstances and factors at play in our lives. The Uber Frugal Month is to push your boundaries, stir your emotions, and yeah, possibly make you frustrated. You’re expanding your understanding of your finances and–by extension–your life.
Note: You can sign-up for the Uber Frugal Month Challenge at any time!
Although we take the Challenge as a group every January and July, you can start it on your own whenever you’d like.