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Silver Edition of the Festival of Frugality #223

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Looking for this week’s Festival? Hop on over to Frugal for Life where Dawn has done yet another fantastic job hosting with a Silver Edition of the Festival of Frugality. It has a few silver trivia facts along with all of this week’s greatest in frugality. For example, did you know that the 1964 silver Kennedy Half Dollar was 90% silver and replaced within three months of the President’s assassination? The facts just keep coming so you have to check it out, but here were the four editor’s picks:

Next week the festival goes to Frugal Upstate, so please get your submissions in early!

FOF#218: America Saves Week Edition

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

America Saves Week

The 218th Festival of Frugality comes to us this week by way of RC at Think Your Way to Wealth. This week’s Festival of Frugality coincides with America Saves Week and RC makes a great point, the fastest way to save money is by being frugal!

Here’s what America Saves Week is all about:

During America Saves Week, individuals will be encouraged and assisted to assess their savings progress and take action to advance this progress. This encouragement and assistance will be provided by organizations and professionals with an interest in improving the financial security of individuals and families.

Here were RC’s editor’s picks:

The 219th Festival will be hosted by Miss Thrifty and your entries are due on Monday, you can use this submission form.

Festival of Frugality #216: Super Bowl Edition

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

This week’s Festival of Frugality #216 comes on the heels of one of the biggest spectacles in sports – the NFL Super Bowl. Whether you watch it for the game on the field or the fun in the commercials, it’s certainly an enjoyable time for anyone who watches. What was your favorite commercial this year? My personal favorite was the E*Trade baby and the milkaholic one…

As for the Festival, it too comes with a football theme and I think Dan did a very clever job in picking who gets to play which position. Here were this week’s MVPs:

Next week the Festival moves to Simply Forties and you can submit your entries for consideration here!

The Festival Does The Ultimate

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Festival of Frugality travels this week to the Ultimate Money Blog, where the festival urges us to save green and live green. No specific editor’s picks in this festival, which gives me license to pick a few of my own:

Festival of Frugality Can Cook – From Scratch!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

This week the Festival of Frugality goes to the Cooking Manager blog, where you can learn to cook frugally and without wasting resources. Browse the festival’s wisdom this week, including a few that stood out to me:

Thanks for hosting! Make sure to be included in next week’s edition by submitting your entry here!

Festivals Don’t Come Cheap

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Or maybe they do, when they come to rest at Yes I am Cheap! The festival this week looks at New Beginnings, in honor of the new year and new resolutions. These made the cut as editor’s picks:

Thanks for hosting! Make sure to be included in next week’s festival by submitting your posts bright and early!

Festival of Frugality Starts a New Decade

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

The Festival of Frugality gets off to a rip-roaring start, beginning 2010 at Eliminate The Muda. Hop on over to find out what Muda is (I didn’t know!) and check out the great articles! One that especially caught my eye, being that I am far from handy, was:

Funny About Money: When DIY Doesn’t Save Much. It would save nothing for me in a lot of cases! Recently I thought I’d have to tear out my ceiling because my bathtub was leaking and a plumber determined it was actually the wax seal on my toilet (a very easy fix). Goes to show me. 🙂

Thanks for hosting!! If you’d like to host a future edition of the Festival – contact us! We’d love to have you. 🙂

Festival of Frugality Celebrates a Decade’s Worth of Frugal People

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I’m not really all that up on the borders of decades, but this week’s host of the Festival of Frugality, Foreigner’s Finances, points out that this week’s Festival is the last of the decade. Where does time go? And with that, he celebrates a decade’s worth of frugal people, and a decade’s worth of entries as well, including a few I picked out:

Free Money Finance: Are Outlet Stores a Good Idea?

Frugally Green: The Art of the Staycation

Thanks for hosting! Make sure to be a part of the first festival of the NEXT decade by entering your best work here!

Festival of Frugality ~ The Early Bird Gets The Worm

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Or the festival entry, in this case.  Blog carnival stopped forwarding us any submissions late last week, so this week’s festival, hosted by Out Of Debt Again, became the short and sweet one.  The editor’s early bird picks included:

Thanks for hosting!  While we investigate the blog carnival issue, posts for the next edition at ABC Frugality can also be submitted through the contact form here.

Festival of Frugality Purchases The Best

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

With edition #205, the Best Purchases edition at The Financial Blogger!  Along with his own best purchases, TFB highlights these entries:

Thanks for hosting!  Next week the festival will travel to Out Of Debt Again so make sure to enter early (but not often – one per customer!)