Sunday Money Roundup – Frugal In Winter In The High Desert.

So, with over 2 feet of snow on the ground the other day, I hung out our laundry. Yep, the thermometer read 22 degrees, but at this altitude (7,600 feet) with the sun out, it is actually really warm. I could see my breath, but I was comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. It’s quite bizarre, but I am glad I can continue to save money by drying my clothes outdoors for free, even in winter!

My Dollar Plan has some New Years Resolutions – Organization and Execution. I am constantly organizing, making lists, and purging my closets, so I understand this desire. What are your Resolutions?

Remodeling This Life has an amazing post up titled “Finding Myself” that you need to read. Seriously.

Cash Money Life has a ING Business Savings Account Review, which I didn’t even know existed. Patrick as also been hard at work on a new feature for his site called Money Saving Deals.

Miranda wants to know…”Where Are You On the Path to Financial Freedom?” I am definitely getting close!

Money Ning is looking for a new place to live. Should he stay in his apartment that is offering a discount for a long term lease? Or should he think about buying something? He needs your advice!

Gather Little By Little dips his toes into a 0% interest credit card. Go see what he is using it for!

MoneyMate Kate tries to deal with United Airlines Customer Disservice. I hate dealing with companies that pride themselves on customer service but don’t come close to actually matching those claims…

Paid Twice talks about paying off debt or saving money in this economy. I say that after you have an emergency fund, paying off the debt will reap bigger rewards. Unless, of course, you have the debt on a long term 0% interest card, then I would work on saving more money.

The Wisdom Journal has 10 businesses you can start for peanuts. Looking for a new business idea? Check out Ron’s list!

Wide Open Wallet talks about budget percentages. I have no idea what percentage of my budget goes to housing, food, etc – I guess I should take a look and see how much of my money goes to certain things!

This week, I participated in a few carnivals and festivals:

The Festival of Frugality #159 over at The Dough Roller. My post “Inexpensive Ways To Stay Warm This Winter” was chosen as an Editor’s Pick, so thanks for that DR!

The Carnival of Debt Reduction at American Consumer News. My post “Keep Emergency Fund Or Pay Off 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card?” was included.

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  1. Patrick says:

    And your clothes didn’t even freeze? That’s pretty cool. 🙂

  2. David says:

    They didn’t even freeze – how’s that for sunpower? 🙂

  3. Miranda says:

    I love that your clothes didn’t freeze! Conventional wisdom says that you can’t dry your clothes outside during the winter. Thanks also for including a link to one of my posts.

  4. thanks for the link David! I can’t believe your clothes weren’t frozen. We’re they a little stiff and crunchy even? 🙂

  5. David says:

    Not at all! Because of how strong the sun is here at this altitude, the clothes dry in record time. There are tons of people here that do it all the time – I didn’t know I could either. But sure enough!

  6. I can’t even picture it. Snow on the ground and warm enough to dry laundry! We’re preparing for double-digit negative temps this week… so I’m more than jealous!!

  7. Thanks so much for the link! I just saw it today. 🙂