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Let’s take a second and look at this number – 378 editions. If we assume roughly 50 weeks per year of the carnival running, this means that the Festival of Frugality is between 7-8 years old! I’m not sure about you all, but I didn’t even know what blogging was 8 years ago, so you can see that Jim (Festival creator) sure was a pioneer in getting the personal finance blogging world going and had some foresight in starting up this carnival!
In order to celebrate all of us surviving the winter months and getting an hour more of light this Sunday at 2 am, this round of the Festival is also the Daylight Savings edition! What’s your favorite part of having an hour more of light?
I know that for me, it means that I don’t have to bike ride home from my work at 6 pm in the dark, something which makes it safer, quicker, and more enjoyable for sure!
1. John presents You Bought That at WalMart?! posted at Frugal Rules.
2. Peter presents Rising Food Costs Have You Down? Here’s How to Fight Back posted at Bible Money Matters.
5. John presents If You Are Struggling with Debt, Do Not Get Pets… posted at Married with Debt.
And now, on to the best of the rest!
Jen presents Saving Money Isn’t Always Easy posted at Master the Art of Saving.
PFC presents The Starter Emergency Fund posted at PF Carny.
Shaun Rosenberg presents 10 Reasons To Give Minimalist Living A Try posted at Shaun Rosenberg.
Mike presents Stop Trading Time for Money posted at The Financial Blogger.
Jeff Rose presents Money Basics: Manage Your Cash Flow posted at Good Financial Cents.
Carrie presents 6 Ways to Give Memorable Gifts Without Going Into Debt posted at PT Money.
Melissa presents Real Life Bartering with Mavis of One Hundred Dollars a Month posted at Free From Broke .
Mike Collins presents Five Reasons You Should Open a Capital One 360 Savings Account Today posted at Wealthy Turtle
Emily presents The Rise of the 15 Year Mortgage posted at One Smart Dollar.
Girl Meets Debt presents Observations of a Former Bank Teller posted at Girl Meets Debt.
Corey presents Clipping Coupons: Is it Worth It? posted at 20s Finances.
Maria presents Stumbles on the way to paying our debt posted at The Money Principle.
Jon the Saver presents Why The Envelope System is Perfect for a Marriage posted at Free Money Wisdom.
A Blinkin presents A Continuation of the Minimum Wage Debate posted at Funancials.
Invest It Wisely presents Romance 101: How to Turn Up the Heat This Valentine’s Day posted at Invest It Wisely.
SFB presents How to Prepare for Life After College posted at Simple Finance Blog.
Amanda L Grossman presents Insights from Our Free Investment Portfolio Check-Up, and How to Get Yours posted at Frugal Confessions.
Tushar presents The Importance of Planning and Saving for the Future posted at Start Investing Money.
Ashley presents Cash Discount for Car Repairs posted at Money Talks Coaching.
Jason presents APY vs APR – Understanding the Difference posted at Work Save Live.
Daniel presents Buy Cheap Wine For Your Friends But Tell Them It Was Expensive posted at Sweating the Big Stuff.
Don presents How Much Does an MBA Really Cost? posted at MoneySmartGuides.
KT presents How to define simple living money saving tips posted at Personal Finance Journey.
Hank presents What To Do Right Now Before You Lose Your Wallet posted at Money Q&A.
Crystal presents Why Freelancing Might Not Be For You posted at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.
Little House presents The Advantages of Buying Secondhand posted at Little House in the Valley.
Pauline presents About money, time, and doing the right thing posted at Reach Financial Independence.
Lazy Man presents Gas Dryer Savings Are Worth a Big Risk posted at Lazy Man and Money.
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!
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