The new challenges have all been set and members are already furiously calculating their spending, savings and investments over in the Frugal Forums. For those of you who haven't already joined, it's a simple, free registration process and your membership is usually activated instantly. All that we ask is that you remain active within the forums at least one per quarter, otherwise you risk being deactivated as a forum member.
Unlike other forums, the Frugaldom free forum is NOT public and you won't find all its contents via search engines or published elsewhere. Membership is totally free unless you opt to become Official Friends of Frugaldom Project, which currently costs £5 per month, and enables you full access to all our projects, both online and on the ground! For current members, you may already be aware of our planned 'Frugalfest' in 2017 and our newly started Frugal Breaks opportunities.
Frugal Festivals are something I have been dreaming of for many years, bringing together all the skills, challenges, arts and crafts associated with self-sustainability and frugal living, so 2016 is going to be an exceedingly busy year of preparations and planning while I continue writing about everything that happens along the way. This will all be published in the Frugal Forums with highlights featuring in the Frugal Blog.
In the forums, we have already set up and opened the annual Frugal Living Challenge along with each of the following monthly micro-challenges that help us along our way:
- January General Preparations
- February Frugal Fitness
- March Moneyspinners
- April AIMS (Alternative Investments & Money Saving)
- May Make, Do and Mend
- June Jollies and Jaunts
- July Justified Spending
- August Austerity
- Septimus Frugalus
- Octavius Frugalus
- November Novel Spending
- December Disasters Averted
- Arts, Crafts and Hobbies
- Blogs, Blogging and Creative Writing
- Budgets and Budgeting
- Business and Frugaleurs (frugal entrepreneurs)
- Daily Chat (we also have our own private chat room at www.nykchat.com for members)
- Discounts, Freebies, Swaps, Offers and Cyberdosh (virtual cash)
- DIY and Home Decor
- Fitness and Health
- Frugal Gourmet - our food forum
- Gardening and Food Growing
- Money Saving Experts
- Pets, Poultry and Livestock
- Woman Zone
We barter, we skill swap, we trade and we share.