Festival of Frugality #18 is up over at Canadian Capitalist. There were 28 entries this week, all of them were good. Mosey on over there and check them all out!
My favorites this week are:
It’s Just Money talks about what a Dixie Cup and your Paycheck have in common. . . This brings up an interesting idea-does what you call a thing effect how you think about and use the item? Hmmm
Money and Investing talks about an interesting service now available at some Wal Marts-a nurse practitioner licensed to prescribe medication. It’s an interesting idea, and looks like it would be a big savings for a person with NO insurance. . . With my co-pay it would be less to go to a regular doctor. On the other hand maybe this is just part of the “I need it now” syndrome with folks-I can’t plan ahead and make an appointment to see the doctor, so I’ll just pop over to Walmart for a walk in.
Young and Broke has some ideas on how to afford some more luxurious travel and eating out on a budget. She seems to have a very interesting blog. Since I am rather heavy on the “Married with 2 kids” viewpoint, I like to see blogs with tips for singles and city dwellers. I also just found “Life of a Poor College Student” which looks like a nice frugality blog for the college set-although she isn’t in the festival this week 🙂
LR Johnson’s blog talks about habits, both good and bad, and how they can effect your frugal life. I like the fact that she points out how certain frugal things she did were difficult at first, but are now so routine that she barely notices doing them. She also points out that she didn’t start all those habits at once. This is an important point for new frugalities to remember-these things take time. Add one new habit at a time, wait for it to become routine and then move on. That is the way to really stick with it and not get discouraged.
Flash’s Savings Blog has a hilarious story about sending her husband to buy tampons-along with the very good point about not being embarrassed by your shopping choices.
Enjoy, and let me know what you thought!