Thank you for stopping by for this weekâ€™s Festival of Frugality, a festival dedicated to helping you get the most value from your money. I decided to give out 12 awards to spice things up a bit and vary from the traditional format. I hope you enjoy!
BEST OF SHOW – this award goes to the article that made me think and I love that! How Frugal Are You?
BEST PICTORIAL OF FRUGALITY IN ACTION – what a difference a coat of paint makes! Saving Money With Paint
BEST ANALYSIS TO FIND THE BEST DEAL – what a thorough article researching tire prices! Which place sells cheapest tires?
BEST CONNECTION BETWEEN FRUGALITY & EXERCISE – get more bang for your buck with exercising! The Most Cost Effective Ways to Stay in Shape
BEST USE OF A POOH BANK – Winnie the Pooh isn’t just entertaining, he can help you save money! Pooh Bank as Fun Money.
BEST IMMEDIATE FRUGAL ACTIONS TO TAKE TO GET THROUGH A ROUGH PERIOD – sometimes you go into despiration mode due to a financial situation. Here’s some great tips to get through it! End of Your Rope? Tie a Knot and Hang on Tight
BEST FRUGAL WAY TO KEEP THE KIDS OCCUPIED THIS SUMMER – summer vacation is right around the corner and what’s better than a few free (or low cost) movies for the kids! Free Summer Movies for Kids
BEST FRUGAL VS. CHEAP COMPARISON – this article comes complete with a chart! Frugal vs. cheap
BEST MYTH DEBUNKER – very good argument against the common belief that a baby costs a lot of money! Six Common Myths: Adding A Baby To A Household Costs A Lot Of Money
BEST ARGUMENT FOR BUYING SOME STORE BRANDS – buying store brands can save money, and here the authors detail some that work for them! Saving Money By Buying Store Brands – 7 Products That Work For Us
BEST WORDS OF CAUTION REGARDING FRUGALITY – if you confuse being cheap with being frugal, it can cost you more money in the long run! When Being Frugal Can End Up Costing You A Fortune
BEST ARTICLES ON HOW TO SAVE ON ELECTRICITY – there was a tie here, good tips from two articles! I lowered my electric bill even though it’s late spring! & Frugal Friday #9: 10 Ways to Save on Your Summer Electric Bill
And here are the rest of the participants, in the order of when they were received:
Tips for buying second-hand stuff
Frugal Living Tips
The Perfect Hobby: One That?s Cheap, Makes Money Or Becomes A Business
how to save money on airfare
Thank you to everyone that participated! Next week, the Festival of Frugality heads on over to My Two Dollars.
For more reading, also make sure you check out this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance over at Money Smart Life