Welcome to the Festival of Frugality! I’m glad to be hosting this 293rd edition of the Festival. The theme for this edition is money quotes! There are a number of really good quotes on money that are filled with widom (or wit), and I’ve shared a few of them below.
With that, let’s get this thing rolling!
“He who doesn’t economize will have to agonize” – Confucius
Miranda presents How to Overcome Frugal Fatigue posted at PT Money Personal Finance, saying “Before you let frugal fatigue get the best of you, here are some things you can try to combat the feeling.”
Crystal presents Do You Have Enough Insurance? posted at Budgeting In The Fun Stuff, saying “Skimping on insurance is not advised even for the most frugal. It can cost you far more in the long run.”
Paula Wethington presents Monroe on a Budget ‘s 10 rules to play fair while shopping with coupons posted at Monroe on a Budget.
Fanny presents Extreme Couponing Tips posted at Living Richly on a Budget, saying “I hardly used coupons before TLC’S Extreme Couponing show. But after I saw what was possible, it motivated me to try some of their techniques. Here are the tips I learned.”
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“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are” – James W. Frick
Rather-Be-Shopping.com presents 3 Ways Frugal Living Leads to Weight Loss posted at Rather-Be-Shopping.com.
Money Beagle presents Just By Asking, I Saved Us $7.50 posted at Money Beagle.
Jay Fleischman presents 14 Steps For Saving Money When Negotiating With A Debt Collector posted at Money Health Central.
Matt presents 1st Annual Outdoor Fest: Creating your Own Economy Case Study posted at Living In Financial Excellence, saying “Over the last few weeks I’ve been talking a lot about creating,stimulating,or otherwise improving your personal economy. The goal:if we all strive to improve our personal financial situations en masse,the bigger economy will take care of itself. Today I want to highlight and support a local business who is doing exactly what we’ve been talking about”
Neal Frankle presents Angies List Review ? Can You Trust It? posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stess Management, Addiction Recovery Plan & Resources., saying “I recently saw a commercial on TV for an interesting concept called “Angie’s List”. It seems like a great small business idea that has taken off. The service provides consumers with ratings on businesses in their local areas helping them to make an informed decision on the companies they chose to do business with. For example, if someone holds themselves out to be a pro electrician but is really only doing the work as one of his retirement hobbies, ostensibly, you’ll know about it before you hire him”
“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand
Money Spending Mommy presents Financial Tips for Newlyweds posted at Money Spending Mommy, saying “There’s more to consider, including financial tips for newlyweds, than you may have first thought”
Jon the Saver presents A Programmable Thermostat is a Must posted at Free Money Wisdom, saying “When it comes to home cost, energy is one of the biggest concerns for every household. Whether it’s summer or winter, when the monthly bill comes around, we see the overwhelming cost of heating and cooling. There is an easy solution with programmable thermostats.”
Echo presents Should You Contribute To Your Retirement Account If You Have A Pension? posted at Boomer & Echo, saying “Should you contribute to your retirement account if you have a pension plan?”
Pat S. presents Great Discount Sites for the Not-So-Extreme Couponer posted at compounding returns, saying “Check out these sites for great, and easy discounts.”
One Cent presents 80 to ways to lose money foolishly posted at One Cent at a Time, saying ” 80 different foolish ways to lose money every day. Written for an average American family whose average income is $46000 and average debt of $10,000.”
“Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful” – Warren Buffett
Britney Hope presents Primp your pad for pennies posted at TotallyMoney, saying “Simple and cheap home decorating ideas.”
Kelsey presents Pinch Pennies With Homemade Laundry Room Products posted at Money Mum, saying “There are ways to cut the costs on laundry basics by making these store-bought products yourself. Not only will you save money in the long run by going homemade, but you will cut down on the amount of harmful chemicals in your home and will eliminate toxic hazards for your children”
Mike presents 5 Ways to Lower Home Energy Costs posted at Saving Money Today, saying “Discover 5 simple ways to lower your energy costs.”
FMF presents Is Teaching at a University a Way to Save on College Costs? posted at Free Money Finance, saying “Is this a valid money-saving idea? It is at some colleges — and can end up saving you a fortune!”
Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey presents Need Some Help Getting Out of Debt? Consider Debt Eye! posted at My Personal Finance Journey, saying “If you’re looking to save money and reduce your overall financial risk, reducing (or eliminating) your debt balances is a good place to focus your efforts. This post shares my experience with a new debt management tool that just launched called Debt Eye.”
“We don’t have a trillion dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much” – Ronald Reagan
Dr. Dean presents Dog Food Factoids: Ten You Need To Know posted at The Millionaire Nurse Blog, saying ” Information is one of your greatest tools against spending more than necessary. Here’s what I learned about buying dog food and how it can help you.”
Grace Carter presents 5 Ways to Maximize Your Financial Aid Eligibility posted at CreditDonkey.
Glen Craig presents 9 Ways For Students To Get Textbooks For Less posted at Free From Broke, saying “College textbooks are expensive! But there are a good number of ways a student can save on their textbook expenses. Here are nine ways to help get textbooks for less.”
Amanda presents A Confession: I Have a Status Symbol posted at My Dollar Plan, saying “Why I pay more for my cell phone contract instead of switching to a “pay as you go” plan…”
Paula presents My Not-Chic Life: Everywhere You Go Has Valet posted at AffordAnything.org, saying “When you’re forced to valet … my frugal car and fancy parking”
“A bargain is something you have to find a use for once you bought it” – Benjamin Franklin
Jon presents Is Saving for Retirement During College Wise? posted at Outlaw Finance, saying “Financial advisors keep singing the same tune: Saving for retirement works best when the saver is young.”
Matt presents Five Simple Ways to Buy Everything Cheaper and Save Money! posted at Stupid Cents, saying “There many simple ways to buy everything cheaper and get great deals on nearly everything! Why not save the money if you can?”
Tim Chen presents NEW: Southwest Airlines Credit Card with 25,000-Point Bonus posted at NerdWallet Blog – Credit Card Watch, saying “Not all credit card promos these days are for solely for big-spenders. Southwest is offering a great signing deal for those who prefer more frugal travel”
Alan presents Fuel Economy Tips & Tricks posted at Canadian Finance Blog, saying “These fuel economy tips and tricks will help you save money when you use cruise control, take advantage of the terrain and use Gas Buddy to find gas.”
Annabelle presents Day 220: Does back to school mean spending money? posted at The Year of Shopping Detox, saying “How many new school supplies do you really need to buy? Also: am I the only one who would happily wear a perfume called “Eau de New School Supplies”?”