Hello and welcome to the 191st Festival of Frugality!
I hope that besides enjoying all the fabulous entries for this week you spend a little time browsing around here and getting to know me.
Now I’ve always enjoyed it when someone comes up with a cute theme to arrange the festival around~but I’ve got a confession to make.
I couldn’t think of anything. Zip. Nada.
When you are looking at getting rid of debt and saving for the future you really only have two choices. You can either make more money, or you can save more money. So I went the simple route with this week’s Festival of Frugality and divided the 50 or so entries up those categories, plus a third for posts that dealt with general frugal philosophy or information.
Of course I have a few Editor’s Picks-these are just a couple of articles that particular stood out to me.
A.B. might not be talking about bargain basement cheap in Mmmm, Seafood! posted at Modern Tightwad-but there is a great point in there. You shouldn’t dismiss seafood as “too expensive” out of hand. And even if it is a bit more sometimes, it is still much less than a meal out.
I really liked this article on Man Vs. Debt Should You Hate Debt… Should You Hate Anything?. It’s an interesting thing to think about-can hate be constructive? When does it become destructive to your debt/frugal living goals? Since I’m not actually in debt, my attitude towards saving/frugality/money is aimed on the positive-doing it makes me FEEL good. On the other hand, my attitude towards other personal goals, such as weight loss, are based more on hate.
VH was totally speaking my language with Delayed Gratification: The frugalist’s secret weapon posted at Funny about Money. I think this is one of the simplest ways that anyone can start on the path to a more frugal lifestyle-just by waiting to make those purchases.
And now on to the rest of the Festival. . .
GP presents Fun Family Vacations-No Kidding « Musings from Montana posted at Manely Montana.
Finance Tips 101 presents Pocket Some Hard Earned Cash By Saving On The Electric Bill posted at Finance Tips 101.
David presents How To Save Money On Your Prescriptions. | My Two Dollars posted at My Two Dollars.
Tyler presents Improve Your Water Heater Efficiency And Save $125 A Year posted at Frugally Green.
Paul Williams presents 10 Ways to Clip Your Food Costs without Clipping Coupons | Provident Planning posted at Provident Planning.
Wojciech Kulicki presents Why I Canceled My Collision and Comprehensive Insurance posted at Fiscal Fizzle.
RC presents Save Money Grocery Shopping- Try Shopping at a Salvage Grocery Stores posted at Think Your Way to Wealth.
Philosophy / Information
Aryn presents Big Home vs. Small Home: How Much House Do You Need? posted at Sound Money Matters.
Jason presents I Need a Personal Loan Quick But I Have Bad Credit posted at Finance, Credit, Insurance and all.
J. Money presents Interview w/ Ramit Sethi: NY Times Best Seller & Blogger! posted at Budgets are Sexy..
PT presents Would You Consider a Move for More Job Opportunity? posted at Prime Time Money.
American Banking News presents Account Review: ING Direct’s Electric Orange Checking Account posted at American Banking News.
Dominic Joseph presents Credit Cards for College Students: A credit card review for first timers posted at MadHubber.
I hope you enjoyed these wonderful articles. Thanks to all the great bloggers out there who submitted them.
Find next week’s Festival of Frugality by visiting the official website and checking out the hosting schedule. Speaking of which, it looks like they are looking for volunteers for the next few Festival of Frugality. Why not contact Jim and let him know if you are interested in being a host?