Welcome to the 67th Festival of Frugality!
Save some cash, save the earth, save your health!
There are a lot of good tips for saving in this week’s festival (and some thought provoking posts as well).
Here are the best, arranged in categories for your enjoyment:
Eat at home
Ispf at Grad Money Matters has tips for making meals at home less tedious – good advice for all of you who claim to hate cooking!
Eric at Saving Simply writes about how meat is not required for all meals. There are plenty of tasty, healthy and CHEAP alternatives.
Buying cars is hard, but here’s a good tip on getting your mind right before you start crunching numbers or negotiating from Golbguru at Money, Matter, and More Musings.
Likewise, Steve Faber at Debt Free suggests thinking about how much things really cost before you decide something is a bargain.
John did a post for Queercents about deciding when (and how) to replace a computer. Uh, like I dropped more money than I had for my Mac. Don’t make my mistake! … but I do love my Mac.
Do it cheaper
Marshall Middle at How to Make A Million Dollars has some solid tips on lowering your phone and cable bills – saving more than $1,000 a year without sacrificing.
Surfer Sam (and maybe some friends) have Ten Tips to Cut Your Energy Bill in Half and helping Mother Earth.
Story3girl is looking forward to Earth Day and making some small changes that help the environment and save her some money.
Frugal Zeitgeist suggests getting healthy will save you money. Tip #1 – STOP SMOKING.
John Peter at OhCash has suggestions for decent family vacations on the cheap.
And Free Money Finance says that puppy may actually save you money in the long run – by boosting your kids’ immune systems?
And there’s always more ways to save money:
Tips for getting free stuff from My Wealth Builder.
Cheap magazines on Ebay from My Two Dollars.
Free news, right at your local subway station from We’re in Debt.
Fancy lunchbox tricks from Frugal Upstate – this isn’t just for the kids’ lunch.
Back-up your files to save money later, The Frugal Momma learned the hard way.
A tip for saving money on toys from the Money Smart Life.
Maybe budgeting to the penny isn’t as helpful as you think, from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.
Finally, after all the hard work being frugal, here’s 10 reasons from Personal Finance Advice why you still ain’t rich.
Go. Learn. Share.