Hi, and welcome to Festival of Frugality #93! I'm so glad you're here. Money and Values is a blog focusing on the connections between personal finance and our values, ethics, and priorities-- I write about things like being a conscious consumer, socially responsible investing, frugal living, being environmentally friendly, and more. If that sounds interesting to you, check out some of the best Money and Values posts.
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Now, without further ado, let's get to the Festival of Frugality! I've divided it up into sections, so I hope you'll be able to hone in on what most interests you. I've marked my favorites with *. And because I am fascinated by the masterpieces that talented cake artists can put together, this edition of the Festival is illustrated with pictures of amazing cakes that it's hard to believe are real...
Lists and Compilations
R.Pettinger presents Easy Ways to Save Money posted at Mortgage Blog.
KCLau presents Should you focus on Increasing income or reducing expenses? posted at KCLau's Money Tips.
Food and Drinks
Kris presents Chop Til You Drop:The Ultimate Guide to Slicing, Carving, and Cutting Your Food into Tiny, Affordable Pieces posted at Cheap Healthy Good.
Mel Rimmer presents Ginger Beer Plant posted at Bean-Sprouts.
Trent presents The One Hour Project: Price Compare The Things You Buy Regularly posted at The Simple Dollar.
FIRE Getters presents $6000! Save Your Hard Earned Money! posted at FIRE Finance.
Stephanie presents Dinner and a Movie - That Doesn?t Cost a Fortune posted at Unclaimed Money.
Maggie W. presents Fitness on a Budget Part 1: The Poor Man’s (or Woman’s) Precision Nutrition Plan posted at Caustic Musings.
Mr. Debtbeater presents Removing Unnecessary Expenses - Use Tap Water posted at Debtbeater.
The Financial Blogger presents Failing to Be Frugal Again; a Grocery Store Story posted at The Financial Blogger.
Dean presents The Latte Factor: Starbucks is Evil posted at Mr. Cheap Stuff.
JvW presents Adventures in Grocery Shopping posted at The Good Life on a Budget.
Frugal Questions and Values
* Kyle James presents Would You Remain Frugal If You Won The Lottery? posted at Rather-Be-Shopping.com Blog.
* Melissa presents When Frugality Becomes A Dirty Stinkin' Excuse posted at A Penny Closer.
Paula presents WWYD: Buy or Read in the Store? posted at Queercents.
Lynnae presents Why have Americans become so overindulgent? posted at beingfrugal.net.
Babies and Kids
Linsey B. Knerl presents DIY Baby Care for Your Cheap Bum posted at Wise Bread.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Saving Tips For New Parents: Get Ready For Baby! posted at The Digerati Life.
mom & dad presents How to Build a Double (or Single) Desk on the Cheap, Part 3 posted at raising4boys.com.
savingadvice presents The Great Crayon Reform: How To Revitalize Used Crayons posted at SavingAdvice.com Blog.
General Frugality Strategies
Daily Idea presents Find the Cheapest Days to Buy posted at Daily Idea.
Yan presents Brand name premium, should you pay one? posted at Pro Bargain Hunter.
Ben presents Are You Being Held in Rebate Ransom - Sales Tactic #4 posted at Money Smart Life.
Cars and Car Insurance
ISPF presents Auto Insurance Discounts posted at Grad Money Matters.
Jonathan presents What Is The Best Fun-But-Cheap Used Car Under $5000? posted at MyMoneyBlog.
Shadox presents Reducing Our Car Insurance Bill posted at Money and Such.
Being Frugal vs. Being Cheap
Matt presents Being Frugal doesn't mean being Cheap posted at One Million and beyond.
baglady presents My Super Cheap Ex-boyfriend posted at xynny.
Vacations and Travel
* juicefairy presents 5 Important Travel Tips posted at Juicefairy.
Sarah presents Mini vacations posted at Frugal Underground.
SavingWithMe presents House Swapping: Fad or Possibility posted at Saving With Me.
Lazy Man and Money presents Save Money on Hobbies posted at Lazy Man and Money.
K T Cat presents Frugal Videography posted at The Scratching Post.
Golbguru presents Top High-Yield Savings Accounts: Interest Rates And Some Thoughts posted at Money, Matter, and More Musings.
Terry presents Bad Economic Times on the Way? posted at Savvy Frugality.
Tim Ramsey presents How To Save Thousands When Paying Off Student Loans posted at My Debt Relief Blog.
* Sara Goldstein presents How to choose better-quality clothes posted at The Bargain Queen on Fashion and Beauty.
Deals and Recommendations
Hustlerama presents ViewPoint Bank Free Ipod Promotion posted at Hustlerama.
CC Dude presents AmEx Starwood Preferred Guest: Best Travel Rewards Credit Card posted at My Credit Cards Blog.
Carissa presents Frugal Fiesta: Quickie Garage Sale posted at SAHMmy Says.
Amy Fontinelle presents You Never Know What You'll Find at a Garage Sale posted at Two Pennies Earned.
Brett McKay presents 12 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding posted at The Frugal Law Student.
Stephanie presents What! Christmas Already? posted at Stop the Ride!.
WhatWorksForUs presents Save $$ - Consider Free Software posted at What Works For Us.
EMF presents Future Programming for Analog TV: Snow posted at Engineering My Finances.
Dianne M. Buxton presents Wahm Homeschooling Internet Marketing Course posted at manifestingsuccess.
paidtwice presents Being Frugal can be Fun! posted at I've Paid For This Twice Already...
Patricia O'Rourke presents cash for cans posted at (spare) change is good.
NCN presents Day 20 of 33 Days And 33 Ways To Save Money And Reduce Debt: Create A Binder For Manuals posted at No Credit Needed.
Frugal Babe presents Our New Backyard posted at FrugalBabe.
The Ultimate Guide to Freeloading posted at Free Geekery.
... Well, that's it. I'm hungry now, aren't you? Thanks for participating in this week's Festival of Frugality! Submit here for next week's edition.