Welcome to the Festival of Frugality. I am excited to be hosting this week’s festival, designed to bring readers the best posts around the blog-o-sphere about saving money. Since I am a history buff, I thought it would also be fun to include some fun facts about what happened on this date throughout the years (with help from peoplehistory.com).
First, the editor’s picks:
The Best of the Rest:
Kelsey presents 5 Reasons the Library Should Become Your Family’s New Best Friend posted at Money Mum.
1936: Jesse Owens wins his 4th Olympic Gold medal in Germany.
1995: Jerry Garcia is found dead in his room at a rehab clinic.
Matt at Living in Financial Excellence presents, Saving Money on Road Trips: Vacation Cost Cutters stating, “A combination of booking cheaper hotels,borrowing the iPass,and bringing our own food saved us $140-ish for both trips we took this summer.”
Jason at Live Real, Now presents, Zombie Wheels: How to Own a Car that Just Won’t Die, promising, “Consistently keeping up with just these two small things will keep your car running smoothly for a long time.”
1945: The U.S. drops the second atomic bomb, this time on Nagasaki, Japan
Boomer at Boomer & Echo presents 9 Ways to Avoid Buying Things You Don’t Need stating, “We are so conditioned to buy a new item that we think we need or want, but there are other ways of getting these items without adding to your clutter and saving you money.”
Pam at Frugal Living presents Say ‘I Do’ to Avoiding Newlywed Money Mistakes stating, “Considering that financial issues are listed as one of the top reasons people divorce, planning how you’ll manage your money as a married couple is much more important than the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses. So as you get ready to say “I do” as part of your wedding vows, say “I do” to these money vows as well.”
J.E. Cornett at Wallet Watcher presents, Vacationing on a Budget stating, “It may be too late to work a vacation into your budget this year, but now’s the time to start planning next year’s vacation, both in terms of your destination and your finances. ”
1969: Actress Sharon Tate and four others are found murdered. Charles Manson and several of his followers were later conivicted of the crime.
Dr. Dean at The Millionaire Nurse Blog presents, Cramming Charges: 10 Things YOU Need to Know stating, “Have you ever been ripped off? It doesn’t feel good does it? Do you know how high the margin of error on bills is? A lot higher then you might expect so double-check all your bills to make sure you aren’t being crammed with secret or unauthorized charges!”
That concludes this edition of the Festival of Frugality. Be sure to visit again next week when the carnival will be hosted by Squirrelers.