Festival #364

Editor’s Note: This week’s host is Sissy Lappin of Simple & Sold. She’s just getting started with setting up her blog, and was in need of some technical assistance with posting. We’ve decided to post her festival here on the main blog, but invite you to visit her site to learn more about money saving real estate advice.

Welcome back to the festival! I hope everyone has awoken from food comas, and I hope your credit cards aren’t too tired from Black Friday. Now that we are all back to work and counting down the days until our next day off, let’s do our best to save some money in the meantime! After reading through a smorgasbord of submissions, the list below is a sampling of great articles from some truly savvy authors. As always, make sure you share the wealth! If you ever need some money-saving real estate advice, visit my site Simple & Sold. Happy Holidays y’all.


Carrie Smith presents 5 Ways to Get Organized, Save Money and Reduce Stress During the Holidays posted at ReadyForZero Blog.

Liana presents Mobile Gift Cards: Coming to a Holiday Wish List Near You posted at Card Hub.

Suba presents Prioritizing Your Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s? posted at Broke Professionals.

Jester presents Extra Expenses Around Holidays posted at The Ultimate Juggle.

Kristen presents 118 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers posted at My Dollar Plan.

FMF presents Real-Life Examples of How I Score at Outlet Malls posted at Free Money Finance.

Steven presents 10 Ways to earn Extra Holiday Cash posted at Grocery Alerts.

Savvy Scot presents On Presence, Presents and Hapiness posted at The Savvy Scot.


Matt presents What Exactly is a Budget? posted at Budget SNOB.

SBB presents Budgeting for a Wedding posted at Simple Budget Blog.

Daisy presents My Zombie Apocalypse Budget posted at Add Vodka.


Katie presents What is an Educational IRA posted at IRA Basics.

Jason presents Understanding the Basics of Deferred Annuities posted at Work Save Live.

Corey presents Should You Invest in Bonds? posted at 20s Finances.

Rich presents What is Dollar Cost Averaging? posted at Growing Money Smart.

Don presents 5 Investing Lessons To Live By posted at MoneySmartGuides.

PITR presents Passive Income Challenge Update 1 posted at Passive Income To Retire.

Corey presents 4 Bond Strategies You Can Use To Grow Your Portfolio posted at Steadfast Finances.

Your Lifestyle

Teacher Man presents What if Your Degree Doesn’t Match What You Really Want to Do? posted at My University Money.

Jon the Saver presents Best Alternatives to Credit Cards posted at Free Money Wisdom.

Daniel presents Should You Pay The Nanny Tax? posted at Sweating the Big Stuff.

Amanda L Grossman presents Attacking the Cost of Doing Laundry in Our Household posted at Frugal Confessions.

Richard presents Great Ideas For Simple Living posted at Modest Money.

Miss T. presents 10 Fun Dates that Won’t Break the Bank posted at Prairie Eco Thrifter.

Emily presents Are We Overspending on Child Safety? posted at PT Money Personal Finance.

Emily presents Boomerang Kids, Listen Up: It’s Not All about You posted at Evolving Personal Finance.

David Leonhardt presents A Walk in the Woods – saving money and getting fit posted at Self-help Happiness Blog.

Small Business / Workplace

Young presents 4 Strategies for Effective Workplace Communication posted at Young And Thrifty.

Kyle presents Ways to Save Money on Your Small Business Expenses posted at The Penny

SFB presents What Makes a Company Successful? posted at Simple Finance Blog.

harry campbell presents Employee Benefits: Do You Have the Option to Purchase Additional Vacation Days posted at Your Personal Finance Pro.

Real Estate

Miranda presents Foreclosure Process posted at Wallet Hub.

Jen presents No Mortgage Payments For A Year-Sign Me Up! posted at Master the Art of Saving.

Eddie presents Which Type of Mortgage is Right For You? posted at Finance Fox.


PPlan presents What Will You Do In Retirement? posted at Provident Plan.

Invest It Wisely presents Our Bid for Financial Freedom by Age 50 posted at Invest It Wisely.

Lance presents 2013 401(k), IRA and Retirement Plan Contribution Limits posted at Money Life and More.

One Response to “Festival #364”

  1. Mama Squirrel Says:

    Great to see this up today–but what, again our submission is left out? “Cheap Cardboard Doll Furniture” is less frugal than “Foreclosure Process?” I don’t mind linking anyway, but it’s nicer when we’re included.