- Posted by JvW on September 15th, 2009 filed in Carnivals
Welcome to the 195th edition of the Festival of Frugality! In honor of the season (and of my favorite desserts), this is the Apple Edition! Check out the Festival’s website to find past editions, submit articles, and to sign up to host.
Have you ever gone apple picking and you climb the tree just to grab the beautiful apple that’s out of your reach? These are the posts that make you want to climb the tree.
- Peter from Bible Money Matters presents What is a Roth IRA and What are the Benefits?, a guest post by JoeTaxpayer. This is a must-read for anyone (like me) who has been wondering this very thing.
- Jim at Bargaineering showcases a guest post on How to Eat Healthy on $10 a Day, written by Vic at Gym Jumkies. Who says eating healthy has to be expensive?
- Silicon Valley Blogger explains why the savings account rates right now are so pathetic at The DIgerati Life. Hopefully the rates turn around soon!
- The Financial Blogger gives us 4 Tricks to Save Money on Groceries while being lazy. Excellent!
- PT presents How Does Your Spouse Help Financially? posted at PT Money. I love looking at the small parts of frugality as well as the bigger parts.
- Tyler at Frugally Green teaches us to save $600 a year by eating less meat.
- Time for a healthy, frugal breakfast from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship with a great recipe: Soaked 100% Whole Grain Pancakes.
- Make it From Scratch presents a recipe for Homemade Crackers. I may never buy crackers again.
- Free Money Finance has a great strategy to Save Almost $1200 a Year Using Store Brands. We always buy store brand household products at my house!
- DIY Baby Food is fun and saves money - Kyle teaches the tricks at the Suburban Dollar.
Frugality at Home
- Stretch your Household Items with these tips from Tom at The Canadian Finance Blog.
- Aryn at Sound Money Matters advises you to save by Dumping the Storage Unit.
- Mrs. Accountability presents Decluttering is Hard to Do posted at Out of Debt Again.
- J. D. from Get Rich Slowly tells battle stories from his War on Stuff.
- Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient with this advice from Madison at My Dollar Plan.
- Banker Saver presents Living With Low Interest Rates and Poor Investment Performance posted at Banker Saver.
- Find out which bank is best for you by reading Internet Banking: Compare Online Banks For Your Savings Needs posted at The Smarter Wallet.
- Ray @ Financial Highway presents Basics of Credit Score and Credit Report and How often to Check posted at Financial Highway.
- The Financial Blogger presents How I use ING Sub Accounts posted at Gather Little by Little. I plan on implementing this system into our banking.
- Don’t cancel date night! Use these 10 Tips on Enjoying a Night Out for Less by Rose at Free from Broke. Lots of great Cheap Date ideas!
- Super Saver presents Successfully Reduced Property Taxes posted at My Wealth Builder.
- J. Money asks How much have you spent on clothing this year? posted at Budgets are Sexy. We’ve spent $683 between the two of us so far in 2009. I feel pretty good about this!
- Check out a comparison of different transportation methods Frugality Project #1: Transportation posted at Doubled up in a Single Wide by E T.
- This is a fantastic tale of persistence that can be applied to many aspects of life. Baker presents How To Wait Aggressively posted at Man Vs. Debt.
- Food for thought on how companies advertise: Miss M discusses Walmart and the Latte Factor at M is for Money.
- a.b. presents Frugal Bang For Your Buck: Easy Ways To Cut Expenses posted at Modern Tightwad.
- I know I want it! Wise_Bread presents Debt Free Living is Attainable if You want it, you Can Have it posted at Wisebread.com.