Festival of Frugality #192

by Jason Unger


Welcome to the Festival of Frugality #192 — the best roundup of frugal news, stories and blog posts from across the Internet.

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Editor’s Picks

Paul Williams presents How to Conquer Any Sales Pitch: The Power of Enough posted at Provident Planning.

Andy presents The Health Benefits of Living Frugally posted at Saving to Inve$t.

a.b. presents Frugality Still Not “Acceptable” posted at Modern Tightwad.

Baker presents 25 Essentials That Are Better and Cheaper to Make at Home posted at Man Vs. Debt.

Elizabeth G (Modern Gal) presents Has Frugal Advice Gone Too Far? posted at Modern Gal.

Carnival Selections

Craig Ford presents How To Sell Your Books on Half.com posted at Money Help For Christians.

oneadvice presents Credit Crunch: Luxuries We Won?t Say No To? posted at One Advice.

Madison presents 5 Tips to Avoid Overdraft Fees posted at My Dollar Plan.

Tyler presents My Frugally Green Weekend posted at Frugally Green.

Chris McClelland presents Tips to Surviving Business School or Undergraduate Life: Books, Textbooks, and Supplies posted at Lucrative Investing.

Simon presents Credit Score Scale: What is a “good” credit score? posted at Cafe Credit.

jim presents 5 Green Ideas For A Naturally Clean Home posted at Bargaineering.

Ray @ Financial Highway presents Dealing with Collection Agencies- Tips on Handling Collection Agencies posted at Financial Highway.

Wealth Pilgrim presents Should You Get Your Young Child Started In A Business Of His/Her Own? posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stress Management, & Resources.

anotherjen presents Recession Lesson: The Art of Negotiation posted at The Next Rich Girl.

PT presents Old Is New Again posted at Prime Time Money.

FIRE Finance presents New Money Rules for Financial Security – #1. Handling Risk posted at FIRE Finance.

Wojciech Kulicki presents Fifteen 5-Minute Tasks to Improve Your Finances posted at Fiscal Fizzle.

vh presents What IS frugality? posted at Funny about Money.

Wise_Bread presents Leftovers: 6 Money Saving Tips for those Bits at the Bottom of the Jar posted at Wisebread.com.

Billeater presents Cutting Down Summer Air Conditioning Costs posted at Billeater.com.

MatthewPaulson presents What to Look for Other Than Interest Rates with an Online Bank posted at American Banking News.

Raymond Weiss presents Personal Finance Plan Phase 2 posted at Gen Y Wealth.

debt kid presents Depression and Debt a Dangerous Combination posted at Debtkid.com.

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Beyond The Latte Factor posted at Cash Money Life.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Save Money on Cable Television and TV Services posted at The Digerati Life.

Patrick @ Military Money presents Money Management Tips for the New Recruits and Recent Graduates posted at Military Finance Network.

The Smarter Wallet presents YNAB (You Need A Budget) Review, Financial Budgeting Software posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Miss M presents The Best Way to Save Money posted at M is for Money.

The Happy Rock presents The Library Still Rocks! Yes, I Like The Free Movies And More posted at The Happy Rock.

Bucksome presents Using Coupons: Not Just for Groceries posted at Buck$omeboomer’s Financial Path to Retirement.

Tom @ Canadian Finance blog presents 10 Ways To Reduce Your Electricity Bill posted at The Canadian Finance Blog.

RC presents Get Your Info for Free- Don’t Forget About 1-800-GOOG-411 posted at Think Your Way to Wealth.

Terry presents When Frugality Isn’t Enough posted at Savvy Frugality.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

oneadvice August 25, 2009 at 9:00 am

Thanks so much for adding my post… looking forward to going through other articles in the carnival.

Patrick August 25, 2009 at 9:42 am

Thanks for hosting! 🙂

Funny about Money August 25, 2009 at 10:06 am

Thanks for including Funny’s list of frugality definitions. And thanks for hosting this big carnival. Pretty picture!!

jim August 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

Thanks for hosting and great job!

ElizabethG August 25, 2009 at 10:33 am

Thanks for including “Has Frugal Advice Gone Too Far?” as an editor’s pick, and for hosting!

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog August 25, 2009 at 10:43 am

Thanks for hosting Jason!

Lucrative Investing August 25, 2009 at 11:20 am

Thanks for including us in your carnival. We hope we can provide you with more articles for future carnivals. Best of luck to you.

Craig@MoneyHelpForChristians August 25, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Thanks for hosting and passing along so many great resources!

FIRE Finance August 25, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Thanks for hosting the carnival and including our post. Best wishes ahead :).
FIRE Finance

Wojciech August 25, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Thanks for hosting this week!

RC@Thinkyourwaytowealth August 25, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Great job with the festival-thanks for including my article!

The Digerati Life August 26, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Wow, a short list! I am used to seeing humongous carnivals so this is a welcome change! Thanks for hosting it this week and for presenting us a nice batch of entries!

Andy August 27, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Great to discover your site and thanks for including my submission as an editor’s pick.

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