Finance and Frugality Blog Carnivals: Week of Unexpected Delays

Blame it on the stars or mere coincidence, but interestingly, both of the blog carnivals I participated in this past week met with delays and issues. The resulting time constraints left the hosts no time to come up special themes, layouts or editor’s picks. And because, as always, I just managed to get my submissions in at the last minute, my entries can be found at the very bottom of each carnival. I like to think of it as saving the best for last. 🙂

Festival Of Frugality #144 – The Host Bailed Out Edition

As the name of the edition suggests, the original host bailed out at the last minute and David at My Two Dollars stepped in and got the carnival up and running only a few hours after the scheduled time. Madoline’s article on How to save on paint for home and craft projects can be found at the 2nd to last position.

A post from this carnival that I found helpful is the reminder that Now is the Time to Winterize Your Home by the Happy Rock, because our heater decided to go on vacation last winter and we are now trying to decide whether or not to have it revived for the coming winter. We did survive last winter without it, but it wasn’t much fun. In any case, winterizing the house would save us money if we do fix the heater and save our skins if we don’t.

Finance Fiesta #17 – Buzzer-Beater Edition

Due to communication issues, the host of this edition, Mighty Bargain Hunter, wasn’t able to access the submissions until the late in the evening of the scheduled publication date. Impressively, he still managed to come up with a theme of sorts, a countdown toward the deadline with a personal comment for every entry, and the carnival was up 9 minutes before the end of the day EST.

My entry, Monopoly Game Expansion #5: Income Tax Edition, can be found at the very bottom. But I have to disagree with mbhunter on his comment here – I like the Free-Parking bonanza. It’s my favorite part of the whole game! :p

One post of note from this carnival was Six Money Lessons from Entourage by Blueprint for Financial Prosperity. I don’t have cable so I’ve never seen this show, but hopefully Hulu will have the full episodes someday soon so I can see for myself.

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101 Ways to Save Money in Your Everyday Life

Tiny leaks and evaporation put a constant drain on your resources. As discussed in our previous post, From Pennies One Million Dollars Grow, a few cents saved here and there can add up to be a significant amount. Here we offer 101 suggestions for plugging expenditures in various aspects of your life – around the house, in your personal care, transportation, recreation and more. Most of these ideas we currently use or have applied in the past. Continue reading

Interesting Reads from Fellow Personal Finance Bloggers #8

It has been a busy week for us here at Our Fourpence Worth. We partipated in another PF Bloggers Network Group Writing Project, the topic of which was our Personal Experiences with Loans. We wrote about the first time we purchased a car on our own and got in a little trouble by being clueless as to how the credit, loan and auto sales industries work. It was a once in a lifetime mistake that you can be sure we won’t ever be making again – Learning From Our Mistakes: Our First (Auto) Loan.

Check out the PF Bloggers Group Writing Projects page for more, and if you are a personal finance or frugal living blogger, you are invited to join in our Extended Group Writing Project. We also hosted the 16th Edition of the Finance Fiesta, the theme of which was “Devote Your Life to Money!” a cynical poem by David Kessel about the virtues of money.

A quick note before we begin with today’s roundup, we have been doing roundups once a month for the past few months, but plan to begin doing them twice a month. The reason we don’t do weekly roundups as many other bloggers do is simply because of our personal, work and blogging schedule. As you’ve probably noticed, we only manage to publish about 3 original posts a week so weekly roundups would not be a good balance of original and linking posts. OK, now on with the roundup.

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