Festival of Frugality # 378 – March 5th, 2013 Daylight Savings Celebration 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 378th edition of the Festival of Frugality

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! 

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!

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! 

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

Shown below are the top 5 picks out of this week’s submissions. Congrats to the winning article from Frugal Rules!

Top 5 Editor Picks

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.

3. Miss T. presents Save Money Exercising posted at Prairie Eco Thrifter.

4. Suba presents It’s Going To Be A Big Year For My Family posted at Broke Professionals.

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.

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 #379 – 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!

    ***Photo courtesy of http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Sunset_pier.jpg


    1. John S @ Frugal Rules says:

      Thanks so much for hosting & making me an Editor's pick Jacob!
      My recent post How I Saved Money in Order to Viciously Pay Down Debt

    2. Thank you so much for including me in your blog carnival. I will be sure to bookmark this page and to share it with my followers.
      My recent post 3 Decision Making Models For Life Changing Decisions

    3. Thanks for hosting!
      My recent post Bad Credit? Rebuild it With These Secured Credit Card Offers

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