Festival of Frugality 291th Edition

by Evan

I am happy to be hosting this week’s Festival of Frugality, a Blog Carnival.  A blog carnival is a round up of blog posts across the many different sites with a common theme.  The Festival of Frugality tries,

to spotlight the excellent ideas that are floating around out there to help squeeze a few extra pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters out of every dollar

Frugal Food

Melissa presents How We Plan to Buy Organic Produce on a Budget posted at Mom’s Plans.   Melissa says

I plan to have the organic produce delivered to our home 3 weeks of the month. During those three weeks, I will freeze whatever extra I have.

Niki presents Squash-tastic: 8 Ways to Use All That Summer Squash posted at Debt Free by Thirty.

Britney Hope presents 5 ways to stay gourmet on a budget posted at TotallyMoney. Britney says,

Blog post about eating well on a budget

Squirrelers presents Brunch With Visiting Family: Who Pays? posted at Squirrelers.  Squirrelers says,

This post describes a recent get together where family was visiting and we all out went to brunch. The questions are: who picks up the check, and how do you go about doing it when nobody wants to be frugal with family?

Budgeting, Rewards & Saving Money!

Daniel presents Used Car Buying Tips posted at Sweating The Big Stuff.

Now that I’m a seasoned pro, take these used car buying tips the next time you’re searching for a new vehicle

Alan presents Unexpected Moving Expenses posted at Canadian Finance Blog. Alan says,

We moved over this last weekend and ran across a couple of unexpected moving expenses, including the cost of our rental truck, ferry and insurance.

Matt presents Paying Too Much For Gas? Tax Yourself! posted at Stupid Cents. Matt Says,

The price of gas definitely put a strain on our budgets and it was difficult to allocate such a high percentage of our income to gas.

Collecting Canadian Tire Money is a bit of a religion in Canada, but sadly the program is not as lucrative as it once was. Handy HTML to copy and paste: Mike presents Canadian Tire Money Rewards Program posted at Rewards Cards Canada.

Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey presents Ask the Readers – Opinions on the Recent Netflix Pricing Change and Gas Price Level Needed for Behavior Change? posted at My Personal Finance Journey.  Jacob says,

The recent increase in Netflix DVD rental program prices and high gas prices have created quite an uproar. This posts explores the details of the current state of Netflix and gas prices and seeks reader insight for how the changes have affected them.

Odysseas presents Could Credit Card Companies be Groupon Killers? posted at Wallet Blog. Odysseas says,

American Express and Facebook recently launched a new program called “Link, Like, Love,” which is sure to became a serious contender against popular daily deal providers like Groupon and Living Social.

The Family Wallet presents Get a Roommate and Save Money posted at The Family Wallet. FW says,

The current economic climate has resulted in many people trying to find ways to save money or increase their income. One way of doing this which many people don’t seem to have thought of yet is the possibility of renting out a spare room in their home. Making ends meet isn’t the only advantage to this either. Opting for a roommate could potentially help you to pay off your mortgage sooner.

Madison presents Readers Share Frugal Camping Tips posted at My Dollar Plan.  Madison says,

Some very helpful suggestions on what you spend money on and what things to skimp on when camping!

Money Spending Mommy presents Ways to Make a Budget Work for You posted at Money Spending Mommy. Mommy says,

Whether it’s for your business or personal finances, there’s very little point in having a budget if it is not tailored to meet your needs. If you are trying to make or stick to a budget and having no luck, it may be that you need to make some changes. Here are some things you can try to help your budget work for you.

FMF presents Let’s Get a Little Perspective on Saving on Gas posted at Free Money Finance.  FMF says,

You’re not saving money if you’re driving way out of your way to “save” on gas.

Paula @ AffordAnything.org presents 5 Habits That Help Me Save Without Trying posted at AffordAnything.org.  Paula Says,

Five lifestyle traits influence me to save money without any extra effort.

Beck presents Cure Common Ills without Spending a Fortune posted at Money Mum.  Beck says,

Feeling under the weather? If so, you might like to try some of the following tricks to cure common ills. Rather than buying commercial remedies, which can be expensive, these home remedies use ingredients that you’ll find in the kitchen – and allow you to stay within a budget

Ken presents The Pair of Shoes That Made My Wife’s Day! posted at Spruce Up Your Finances. Ken Says,

How my wife got a very good deal on her boots – as much as 75% discount!

No Debt MBA presents How I cut the cost of college posted at No Debt MBA.

Random Entries But Great Posts

Crystal presents How I Lower Our Cable and Internet Bill Regularly posted at Budgeting In The Fun Stuff. Crystal says,

Asking for something you want isn’t always easy but it actually works. If you don’t ask you simply won’t get it. This even works with bills!

Dr. Dean presents Debit Cards Doomed? Swipe Fees 2011 posted at The Millionaire Nurse Blog. Dr. Dean says,

Debit cards may be going the way of the DoDo bird!

Philip Taylor presents When Gift Cards Expire Everyone Loses posted at PT Money Personal Finance.

Matt presents I’m Working on My Debit Score posted at Living in Financial Excellence.

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Matt Wegner August 2, 2011 - 9:04 am

Thanks for including the guest post on my blog! Glad to be part of such a great group.

Niki August 2, 2011 - 12:47 pm

Thank you for hosting.

Jacob August 2, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Thanks for including my post about the recent Netflix price increase!

Hunter August 2, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Awesome carnival, and very well presented. Thanks.

Jeff August 2, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Thanks for hosting!


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