Festival of Frugality

Welcome to the 159th edition of the Festival of Frugality. What follows are articles from personal finance bloggers showcasing how they live a frugal life. It’s become a bit of tradition here at The Dough Roller to include in the carnival some photographs taken by a good friend of mine. So enjoy the beautiful photos (click to enlarge) along with the great money management articles by fellow frugal bloggers.


Editor’s Picks

vh presents Decluttered and recluttered posted at Funny about Money.

Lovelyn presents The Power of Less: An Interview with Leo Babauta posted at The Art of Balanced Living.

Jeff Rose presents Just Married: Financial Planning For Newlyweds posted at Jeff Rose.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Best Coupon Sites For Online Shoppers posted at The Digerati Life.

Jennifer Derrick presents The Frugal Garage posted at Saving Advice.

David presents Inexpensive Ways To Stay Warm This Winter. | My Two Dollars posted at My Two Dollars.

Amanda presents My 25% Grocery Savings Rule In Action-Part 2-Planning and Resources | Value For Your Life posted at Value For Your Life.


Credit, Debt & Finances

The Smarter Wallet presents Family Budget For Frugal Living: Living Cheap Can Be Fun, Too! posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Raj Patel presents Making Debt Reduction Your Goal for 2009 posted at DebtGoal.

Jim presents Best Cash Back Reward Credit Cards posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

David Weliver presents BankAround.com Lets You ‘Shop’ For Banks posted at Money Under 30.

J. Money presents Am i a Grandpa if i get my nephew a Savings Bond? posted at Budgets are Sexy..

Lauren Rose presents Secrets of Keeping to the Family Budget posted at No Debt Anymore .org.

Scott Crawford presents DebtGoal » Blog Archive » 9 Steps to Achieve New Year’s Debt Reduction Goals posted at DebtGoal.

Mr.CC presents 5 Credit Card Practices To Adopt In 2009 posted at Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog.

Ryan Suenaga presents What Counts as an Emergency? | Uncommon Cents posted at Uncommon Cents.

Matt Caldwell presents 5 Reasons to Track Your Expenses posted at 15 Minutes to Riches!.

Madison presents Free Money posted at My Dollar Plan.


Frugal Living

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents MacBook Vs. PC: Why I Chose PC posted at Cash Money Life.

Adam presents Frugal Wedding Tip: Traveling Cocktail Party Reception posted at Your Money Relationship.

Paula Wethington presents A budget-friendly make over of your makeover kit posted at Monroe on a Budget.

Todd presents Eating Out posted at HarvestingDollars..

mbhunter presents Secondhand kids clothes could become harder to find posted at Mighty Bargain Hunter.

Buck Weber presents Coupons! posted at THE BUCK LIST.

FMF presents The Key to Successful Negotiating posted at Free Money Finance.

PT presents How to Paint a Room for Less posted at Prime Time Money.

Bryce presents Homemade Christmas Presents posted at Save and Conquer.

RC presents Mastering Frugal Living- Becoming More Self-Sufficient posted at Think Your Way to Wealth.

David R. Lampsen presents Cars for Under 500 Dollars: How to Find Them posted at Personal Finance Analyst.

Dana Joseph presents 50 Chicken Breast Recipes – Cheap Eats With A Quick Fix posted at Not Made Of Money.

Stephanie presents Firsts on the First – Coffee Liqueur posted at Make It From Scratch.

HowToMe presents How To Make a Bib from a Hand Towel posted at HowToMe.

Kevin presents Doing Christmas Different This Year posted at No Debt Plan.

MoneyNing presents Do You Switch “Frugal Mode” On When You Come Back from Vacation? posted at Personal Finance Blog by Money Ning.


Not Really Frugal, But Worth the Read

Doug Ragan presents How YOU Can Help Save The Economy posted at I’m A Pundit Too.

Sun presents 2008 Failed Banks and Credit Unions posted at Earn More and Invest Wisely at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Megan presents Christmas Charity posted at Counting My Pennies.

I trust that you’ve found this edition of the festival of frugality enjoyable. Please check back next week when the festival is hosted by Credit Withdrawal.

Topics: Smart Spending

14 Responses to “Festival of Frugality”

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  1. Value For Your Life

    Thanks for hosting–and for choosing my post about my grocery savings system as an editor’s pick! Props to your friend for the beautiful pictures 🙂

  2. Great photos! Thanks for including my article.

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