Festival of Frugality #48 — with bonus cartoons!

Personal finance, Tips for saving money

Welcome to the 48th edition! This week’s submissions were particularly strong, so be sure to check out all the entries below. I made some “Editor’s picks” on posts that I particularly enjoyed and also took the liberty of adding in a few illustrations inspired by some of the posts. (I would have liked to have done more, but I’m headed out-of-town and will be gone for most of today.)

Saving while shopping

    The Common Room presents Bookswapping and Frugal Gifts. A fine review of bookswapping sites on the internet. Didn’t know about these! (Editor’s pick)

    VicPicks presents VicPicks: First Date Ideas on a Budget. Save money on that first date while still keepin’ it classy. (Editor’s pick)

    The Bargain Queen presents Sale, clearance or quit stock: which is best?. What’s the difference between a sale and a clearance?

    Blogging Away Debt presents Ways I Save Money – Browse Around the Internet for the Best Price. How one woman got that must-have toy through some online research.

    Not Made Of Money presents Not Made Of Money : 5 Christmas Gift Baskets You Can Put Together For An Inexpensive (but thoughtful) Gift. Nice ideas to encourage creativity and fun using a dollar store. (Editor’s pick)

    Money & Investing Dogberry Patch presents Buying Books on the Cheap. Another way to save money on books!

Saving on every day items

    Binary Dollar! presents 5 Ways To Save Money On Haircuts. He hasn’t paid for a haircut in years! Find out how he’s managed it.

    Debt Free presents Don’t Make This Shopping Mistake at the Grocery Store – It’ll Cost You. An exposé on grocery store pricing schemes.

    Frugal Duchess presents How I Get Cable Shows For Free. Yes, the legal way ;)

    Stop The Ride presents 200,000. Contrary to popular belief, driving old vehicles can be a way to save money.

    Scott On Money presents Saving Money With Vonage. Scott reviews his experiences with Vonage so far.

Saving while traveling

    Simple Dollar presents Saving Money on Road Trips. Oh, the myriad ways you can save on a road trip with just a little planning. (Editor’s pick)

    Queercents presents New York City on a Budget. Don’t plan your trip to NYC without a stop to read up on Paula’s suggestions!

    Makingourway presents money saver when travelling!! a cheaper way to rent cars. Don’t just look at renting from airport locations!

Making items last longer

    Enough Wealth presents Frugal living: Recycling Calendars and Diaries. This is taking frugality to an all new level!

    Free Money Finance presents Save on Gas by Losing Weight. Extra pounds aren’t just bad for your health.


    Tired but Happy presents Budget categories redux. Ever wondered what someone else’s budget categories look like? Here’s your chance!

    My Wealth Builder presents Saving Money for College. One man’s plans to save enough for his daughter’s college expenses.

    ThoughtfulConsideration.com – Get Your Think On presents Adult Allowances. A description of one couple’s method toward getting spending under control. (Editor’s pick)

    Worldwide Success presents How much should you save? A wise recap of all the reasons to save, plus a nice example of how you might get from a 10% to 20% savings rate. (Editor’s pick)


    TheAlexBlog.com presents Beyond the Latte Factor… Look at the Income side! A friendly reminder that the income side of the money equation is also important to consider.

    The Digerati Life presents Saving Money: Frequently Asked Questions. A comprehensive guide to the why, how, where, and when of saving money. (Editor’s pick)

That’s it, folks! Note that if you submitted something to the Festival that wasn’t included, it wasn’t related to frugality, wasn’t recently written, or didn’t have enough original content. Thank you to everyone who participated, and remember to check for future and past editions! Next week’s Festival will be hosted by a real expert, Dawn at Frugal For Life.


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Binary Dollar

BRAVO! I love the cartoons. I like the haircut one the most since I wrote the article on haircuts. :) I’m writing a link post right now.

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That’s some lovely cartoons! Thanks for the hard work!

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This is a cool Festival of Frugality. We really like the cartoons and the neat presentation. One of the best festivals so far this year. Thanks and keep up the good show.

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