Festival of Frugality # 362 – November 13th, 2012 Edition

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Welcome frugal personal finance fans! Thanks for stopping by.

My Personal Finance Journey is very proud to be hosting this week’s edition of the Festival of Frugality. 

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Festival, its purpose is to spotlight excellent ideas that are floating around in the blogosphere to help readers squeeze a few extra pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters out of every dollar. And, in this age, I believe that we all could use some good advice on how to do this!

So, without further ado, let’s get on with the Festival!

Shown below are the top 3 picks out of this week’s submissions. Congrats to the winning article from Free From Broke!

Top 3 Editor Picks

1.  Glen Craig presents Will a Late Credit Card Payment Affect My Credit Score? posted at Free From Broke.

2. Teacher Man presents How Much Should I Get In Student Loans? posted at My University Money.

3. Lance presents What Would You Do?: Should I Refinance My Mortgage? posted at Money Life and More.

And now, on to the best of the rest! 

Jim presents Are Penny Auctions Scams? posted at Bargaineering.

Christina presents How to Deal With Couponing Fatigue posted at Northern Cheapskate.

Darwin presents Generator Ethics (and costs) Following Hurricane Sandy posted at Darwin’s Money.

Adrienne presents Shopping for Big Ticket Items on Black Friday posted at My Dollar Plan.

Glen presents Debt Snowflaking: Using Small Amounts to Reduce Your Debt Faster posted at Credit Card Smarts.

Donna Freedman presents 13 frugal gift-wrapping tips posted at Frugal Nation.

Emily presents The Cost of an In-Town Move posted at Evolving Personal Finance.

Michael presents Did Somebody Say McDonald’s–As a Career? posted at PT Money Personal Finance.

John S presents Are Rich People Really That Different From the Rest of us? posted at Frugal Rules.

FMF presents Combining Multiple Savings Offers to Maximize Savings posted at Free Money Finance.

Paul Vachon presents 5 Things That Must be on Your Moving To Do List posted at The Frugal Toad.

CF presents Paying off $27,000 in student loans posted at The Outlier Model.

Penny Thots presents When Food Is Low–Throw a Party posted at Penny Thots.

Edward presents Saving Money By Making Homemade posted at Modest Money.

Young presents When You Suck At Democracy It’s No Fun posted at Young And Thrifty.

Jen presents Getting The Most Bang For Your Halloween Bucks posted at Master the Art of Saving.

Ashley presents Just Make More Money posted at Money Talks Coaching.

MR presents Why I Want Rich People To Buy Things And Spend Money posted at Money Reasons.

Miss T. presents Eco Friendly Commuting: What Are Some Options? posted at Prairie Eco Thrifter.

Rachael presents Winter Wardrobe – One for the Ladies posted at Money & I.

Well, that wraps up this week’s posts! They sure were some great ones and very interesting to read through!

Get your articles in early for next week’s Festival (Festival of Frugality #362 – host to be determined).

Also, let Jim (the Festival organizer) know if you are interested in hosting as well. It’s a bit of work, but a great way to get your blog out there and meet new folks in the process! I just took a quick look at the schedule, and it appears that almost all of the hosting dates are open for the rest of this year. So, there is plenty of opportunity!

If you were included in this list, please don’t forget to link back to the festival here. Thanks!

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    1. rplanrachael says:

      Thanks for including my post 🙂

    2. Thanks for hosting and including me as an editor's pick! Very cool of you!
      My recent post The Most Popular Budget and Why It Sucks

    3. Thanks for hosting and the mention! I'm tweeting now 🙂
      My recent post Getting Your Ideas Implemented

    4. Thanks for hosting and including us! Tweeted and G+

    5. Thanks to everyone for participating!
      My recent post You Don't Know What You Don't Know – A First-Hand Account of the State of Personal Finance Education

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