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As well it should be, as today it turns 94! Since my grandmother is 96, I know the Festival has a lot of life left in it for the future. But for today, let’s take a look at what frugal topics have been submitted for your reading pleasure. First, I have chosen the 5 submissions this week that are great examples of what the Festival of Frugality is all about. The remainder of the submissions will follow these 5 and are broken down into several categories, and if your post did not make it into the Festival it is probably only because it did not have anything to do with frugal issues, so do not take it personally! People enjoy reading the Festival of Frugality because it is about what they are interested in…frugality. Thus, I have tried my best to stick to submissions about Frugality…and here we go!
Emily C presents Ruminations on Frugality posted at And then there were three. As you can see, these four aspects of a frugal (and happy!) life require a delicate balance. The result of fine-tuning that balance is peace within ourselves, our homes, and our relationships. Well worth a little extra work to find what fits, isn’t it?
Kyle James presents Frugal Tips You Can Use Right Now! posted at Rather-Be-Shopping.com Blog. If you are like me, you print out a lot of blogs and other articles for reading. Don’t recycle the paper when done, instead use the other side for further printing, then recycle it.
Trent Hamm presents The Backlash Against Frugality posted at The Simple Dollar. Thanks to frugal choices and a big slowdown on consumerism, I now have money in the bank, no high interest outstanding debts, and I have a lot of plans for the future that I actually have a clear path toward. Frugality works, and I don’t really mind the backlash – I’ll keep talking about it.
FIRE Finance presents Save Money: Reuse Mailing Boxes and Packing Supplies! posted at FIRE Finance. We never throw away any packing supplies, bubble wraps, fillers and polystyrene foams…we clean and store them as well. So next time when we need to ship an item, we merrily reuse an appropriate mailing box or envelope.
Stephanie presents Frugality Sometimes Requires Perseverance posted at Stop the Ride!. Few things in life that come easily are worthwhile. Frugality is no different. If you try something and it is hard or doesn’t exactly go as planned, set your self a time frame and keep trying. By the end of your time frame, you may find the activity wasn’t as hard as you thought and decide to continue.
Matthew Paulson presents How to Compensate for Rising Grocery Costs posted at FinanceIsPersonal.com.
MoneyNing presents Do You Live Frugal Just To Buy Fancy Luxuries For Yourself? posted at Personal Finance Blog by Money Ning.
Penny Nickel presents Think before you buy! A wallet-sized reminder of your priorities posted at Money and Values.
Millionaire Mommy Next Door presents 8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Buy posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door.
glblguy presents Money Saving Monday Tip #11 – Price Comparison Sites posted at Gather Little By Little.
Frugal Panda presents Fly or Drive: Which is Cheaper? (A Definitive Answer, Once and For All) posted at Frugal Panda.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Fun Day Trip With Kids, Thomas The Tank Engine Style posted at The Digerati Life.
ispf presents DIY Projects for Frugal Home Owners: Carpet Cleaning Basics posted at Grad Money Matters.
Steve Faber presents – How You Can Save 50% on Your Cable Bill (and a few other things) posted at Debt Free.
the baglady presents Why Games Have More Entertainment Value for Your Money than Other Media posted at The Baglady.
terry presents How to Send Your Kid to College with no College Fund posted at Savvy Frugality.
Aparna presents Save money by preparing aloe oil for split ends at home posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming.
Single Ma presents Fabulous Frugal Fun posted at Single Ma’s Fabulous Financials.
GP presents I Shoulda Been a Cowgirl posted at Innside Innkeeping – Montana Country Style.
Mike presents Secret Value of House Guests: Cleaning Out the Pantry posted at Clever Dude Personal Finance & Money.
causticmuse presents Fitness on a Budget Part 2: DIY, Nearly Free, No Gym Required Workout Plans posted at Caustic Musings.
That wraps up this week’s Festival of Frugality. Thanks to everyone for their submissions, and be sure to be on the lookout for next week’s edition to be hosted over at My Retirement Blog.