The Festival of Frugality has been around for almost 5 years (Dec. 2005) and Frugal for Life has been around since Nov. 2004, though due to a "duh-me" moment, you only have archives from Nov. 2008. Time passes so quickly and it is fun, sobering and enlightening to go over the archives and see what was important to us at the time.
For this edition of the festival of frugality I want to take a walk through the submissions in order the blog was started (based on what I could find), from newest baby blogs to the "old guy" blogs. Enjoy!
The links with a star ☆ are the articles that interested me.
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The Half-Off Diet - The Frugalist Asks: Should You Throw Away Food?
Spruce Up Your Finances - Understanding Tax Credits
Richly Reasonable - Money, Saving, Living, Playing - The Problem with Easy Money
My Life after Layoff - Variations On A Frugal Theme
Provident Planning - Personal Finance Bible Study: Contentment (Part 7 of 12) – Practical Applications
Debt Assistance Guru - The Insiders Guide To Cutting Your Cell Phone Expenses
Surviving and Thriving - The blackberry gavotte
Wealth Informatics - Taking a 401k loan – Rules and limits
☆ Squirrelers - Shameless Frugality or Just Plain Weird?
My Personal Finance Journey - "High-End" and "Value" Pricing Strategies on Consumer Goods
Control Your Cash - Lower fees through prevarication
☆ ShopGala Blog - 16 Unbelievable Shopping Disasters Caught on Tape
Live Real, Now - Selling Your Home: The Real Estate Agent
Obsessed Analytic - A Personal Credit Score Designed for You
☆ Wanderlust Journey - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Shareholder Benefits
Find My Car Seat - How to Save Money on Diapers
Rabbit Funds - HOW TO: Dejunk your home, sell stuff, and be happier
PadBlog - Rental Insurance for Apartments – Do All Renters Really Need It?
Family Balance Sheet - How To Make Iced Coffee
Money Beagle - Don't Be Wasteful When Shopping In Bulk
Money Obedience - Save Money with 2 Rules to Negotiate for a Good Bargain
Passive Family Income - How to Start Saving Money on Food Expenses
Budgets are sexy - Don’t Know What to Make of These “Coupon Books”
Free from broke - 9 Ways For Students To Get Textbooks For Less
Move to Portugal - Reader Question: Do you make your own bread?
Christian Personal Finance - How Do You Avoid Cell Phone Bill Overcharges?
☆ Dough Roller - Comcast Has Lost My Business Forever
PTMoney - Frugal Travel to New York: My $400 3-Night Trip
My Wealth Builder - Look or Ask for a Coupon
The Digerati life - How A Good Insurance Agent Helps Cut Insurance Costs
Dual Income, No Kids - Should You Buy or Lease a Car
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☆ Free Money Finance - Where You Buy Something Makes a Big Difference in Cost
Canadian Personal Finance Blog - Dumber Than Snake Mittens
Bargaineering - Calculate Your Monthly Freedom Day
Dewey's Treehouse - Abundance of the heart...on the many ways of looking at money
Thank you for reading this week's Festival of frugality. Get your articles in early for next week, it will be hosted at Canadian Finance. Also, let Jim know if you are interested in hosting as well. A bit of work, but a great way to get your blog out there.
If you were included in this list, please don't forget to link back to the festival here. Thanks!