Welcome to the 89th edition of the Festival of Frugality. Yes, we are already at the 89th mark and will pretty soon reach the century mark in just a few short weeks! There are 43 article submissions that made it this week. If you are not familiar with the festival, it is a weekly compilation of the most recent articles published around the blogosphere. The topics encompasses the concept of frugalism but also covers other topics such as personal finance and consumer resources. You can always go to the Festival of Frugality homepage to check the previous editions.
The Editor’s Choice
Millionaire Mommy presents How to Treat Affluenza: Spend Less, Save Our Earth and Live a Happier Life posted at Millinonaire Mommy Next Door. “Affluenza is defined as: The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from efforts to keep up with the Jones’s; An epidemic of stress, overwork, waste and indebtedness caused by the pursuit of the American Dream; or An unsustainable addiction to economic growth.”
Golbguru presents Is this frugal or just not quite right? posted at Money, Matter, and More Musings. “Frugality is making the most of your resources. How can people be called frugal if they are reducing their own expenses by grabbing someone else’s resources? Is it frugal to take more than your fair share – even if it is free?”
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Who are the cheapest people you know? posted at The Digerati Life. Some people think that they are frugal but in actuality they are really cheap!! What do you do if you run across someone who’s really cheap that it makes you shake your head?
Frugal And Helping The Environment
“In the long term, the economy and the environment are the same thing. If it’s unenvironmental it is uneconomical. That is the rule of nature.“ Mollie Beattie,” an interesting quote taken from Queercents post.
GP presents Save Your Energy And Your Wallet posted at INNside Innkeeping in Montana. GP provides seven green tips that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine, fun to share, and great for the environment.
Stephanie presents Going green and frugal posted at Unclaimed Money. “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Make do with the things you have, and conserve your resources. Be fashionable and call it being green. Be practical and call it being frugal. They really go hand in hand. Just do it and help your budget and the earth.”
Frugal Duchess presents Converting Sneakers into Plant Holders & Other Recycling Tips posted at The Frugal Duchess
Frugal Health And Beauty Aids
Some of the entries from this category can also be classified under the “Frugal And The Environment” category.
David presents An $8.00 Bottle Of Soap That Cleans Your Entire Houseâ€¦Including You. posted at My Two Dollars.
Lise presents The Economics and Psychology of A Spending Trigger posted at XORsted.
Sarah presents How to make road trip neck pillows posted at Frugal Underground. Have you seen those comfortable-looking neck pillows that are made for travel? Those can be a bit expensive for a pillow. Here is a way that you can provide some comfort without spending the extra money on the luxury.
Best airfares now delivered directly to your desktop posted at Fire Finance. American Airlines announces the birth of their FREE desktop tool for finding the best deals – the AA Deal Finder. With this tool finding and booking your travel at AA.com just became a whole lot easier.
Kyle presents Back-to-school Shopping Tips posted at Rather Be Shopping. School is just around the corner and to all the back-to school procrastinators out there, here are the three big shopping tips that you can use.
MoneyNing presents 8 Not So Usual But Practical Pointers About Saving Money Going Back to School posted at Personal Finance Blog by Money Ning. Again, to all back-to-school procrastinators, here’s eight more tips that you can use!!
Jonathan presents MagicJack VoIP Review: Equipment + 1 Year of Phone Service For Only $40? posted at My Money Blog. This Magicjack review is about a frugal way of getting home phone service over the internet. You can save as much as $40 for an entire year!
Frugal And Raising Babies
The Financial Blogger presents Frugal with babies Part I: People around you. “Having children is a blessing for many reasons. Unfortunately, it has also a big impact on your finance. Being a father twice now, I have to overcome two issues: the raise of expenses and the drop in my wife’s income. Being more frugal seems to be one of the best solutions to compensate for these two financial issues.”
Trent of the The Simple Dollar presents Having a second child? Seven frugal tips for getting ready.
Frugal Food And Nutrition
Kris presents Cheap Healthy Beef Part I: Recipes and Methodology posted at Cheap Healthy Good.
Deputy head mistress presents Egg Substitutes posted at The Common Room. Instead of running to the store, spending time and gas money, when you realize you’re out of eggs in the middle of baking, try one of these substitutes instead.
Free Money Finance presents Is bottled water worth it? FMF provides some interesting insights about bottled water and tap water. Do you think that there is really a big difference in quality and safety between bottled and tap water? Share us your thoughts.
Frugal Personal Finance
Joanna presents The Indispensible Budget posted at Keeping Feet. A budget is indispensable, for peace of mind, financial security, and, most importantly, to give you a conscious choice on where your money is being saved and spent.
Frugal Banks And Credit Cards
College And Finance presents Seven important things to consider when applying for a credit card. Aaron explains how establishing good credit is important for your financial future, and can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Money and Such presents Why we are holding you hostage. American Express (and some other credit card companies) are using very aggressive and annoying marketing tactics. Here is what you can expect next time you need to activate your credit card.
Well, lots of interesting articles to read and I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s festival. Thank you for your continued support of the festival. That’s it for now and tune in next week’s edition of the Festival of Frugality at Bean Sprouts.