Ah, here we are on Saturday, and I’m just getting around to the Festival of Frugality Roundup for the week. Shame on me! I try pretty hard to be a very consistent blogger, but occasionally life et al does catch up with me.
This weeks festival is over at The Happy Rock. I just think that is such an interesting name for a blog. I’m not sure I’m exactly sure what they are going for with it, but to me it speaks of being content where you are and who you are. But maybe that is just me reading into it.
This week was a minimalist festival-just links. There were 35 articles, and the host’s top 5 were listed separately at the top.
The ones that caught my eye:
SavingWithMe.com wrote “HowTo: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Deconstructed“. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what a flexible spending account WAS, but it sounds intriguing. After all, who doesn’t want flexibility in their spending 🙂 Seriously though, we will be liquidating an asset (we haven’t decided between two of them) in the next month or so to provide some moola for the house buying/moving in thing. It would be nice if we didn’t just have it sitting in our regular checking account till we need it. . . . maybe this FSA something that would help? Well, according to the article, No, it isn’t that sort of thing at all–I was totally wrong (imagine that. Me!). Turns out that the FSA’s are the flex spending accounts that some folks (including us) can sign up for with their employers for daycare or medical expenses. The article is a nice rundown of what one is and what types of things are typically included.
Cheap Healthy Good has an article on loving seasonal produce. I must say, the more I travel down this road to frugality, the more I become conscious of being green. It is really weird how those two things eventually line up (although the cheapest item isn’t always the greenest). I have become more and more interested in trying to eat locally and seasonally-when possible without breaking the bank of course! Look for more on that later this fall when I start my new blog “Beyond Frugal Upstate”. Meanwhile, read what Kris has to say.
Golbguru usually has interesting articles, and to top it off this one had the catchy title “12 Things I Will Never Spend A Dime On!”. I agree with most of it, but I have a #4, and I have certain fixtures where I can only use a #8. . . .
Of course that is just a few. Head on over and check them all out!