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This week in the Festival of Frugality I received great amount of fantastic articles and enjoyed reading them, since I spent most of the weekend honeymoon planning I thought it’d be fun to have a honeymoon destination edition. Yesterday I gave some honeymoon planning tips you can checkout if interested, feel free to add your own at the end of the post
Let the Festival begin!
Other Great Articles
KCLau presents What is the best investment? posted at KCLau’s Money Tips, saying, “The best investment comes in many forms. I was frequently asked this same question over and over again. Let’s see how some successful people answer the same question”
pfstock presents Rescan Your DTV tuner posted at DC’s Personal Finance and Stock Investing Blog, saying, “Like many frugal people, I’ve opted to buy a DTV converter rather than a new HDTV. However, after the June 12th switchover, some readers may notice that some digital stations have disappeared. This post will tell them what they need to do.”
Justin Acton presents Help Get Through the Recession by Using Your Credit Card posted at JustinActon.com.
Kevin Fleming presents Dish Network Review – Satellite TV Guru posted at Satellite TV Guru, saying, “We have all seen the commercials claiming that your family can save hundreds of dollars a year by switching to Dish Network. We have updated our review of Dish Network for 2009 and find that it is still a great value but isn’t without some small issues.”
Four Pillars says: Don’t go right after the wedding, it’s too rushed easier to wait a little. I agree with him, I think it can be more enjoyable when you do it a little after the wedding.
ESN presents The Master List of Free Language Learning Resources posted at Universities and Colleges.
forex trading system presents FOREX TRAINING COURSE – How to earn extra money from home posted at Money Saving Tips, Consumer Finance, Expert, Advice and Help | Talk Money Blog, saying, “There has been a real buzz generated by my Monday blog about the Forex Training Course which I am attending. It seems that we all want to know how to make an extra income as well as money saving advice and tips. Many people are finding themselves unemployed or they have been made redundant and have some savings and want to take control of their own lives through a new business venture.”
Travis presents The New Necessities posted at Christian Money Mountain, saying, “Water, Food, Shelter, these are necessities. But now, there’s a whole new group of items that we’ve made necessities. Check out the list.”
My Life ROI presents Suze Orman – Not Equipped to Educate Us? posted at My Life ROI, Getting the Best Return On Life, saying, “Often times, Suze Orman articles are filled with glowing reviews. I figured that we hear that enough, what about the negatives? The fact that she says teachers have no self-worth is a pretty astonishing statement!”
Tyler Tervooren presents Are You More Frugal or Green?: Balancing Multiple Goals posted at Frugally Green, saying, “It can be hard trying to balance all your goals. If you don’t look for opportunities to reach them together, you may find yourself excelling toward one while hindering another.”
CJ presents Be Productive: Put down the coffee! | Wise Money Matters posted at Wise Money Matters.
FMF presents How to Ask for and Get a Discount at a Chain Store posted at Free Money Finance, saying, “You can get a discount at a chain store if you ask under the right conditions.”
MoneyNing presents Multiple Ways to Skin Zero Balance Transfer Credit Cards posted at Money Ning, saying, “0 balance transfer credit cards aren’t just for getting free money through online savings accounts! It really does help you pay off your debt quicker!”
My Life ROI says: Focus on each other, not whether or not the pillow cases are monogrammed.
Money Savin’ Momma presents Want to STOP getting unwanted sales calls on your phone? Give this a try… | Engineer a debt free life posted at Engineer a debt free life, saying, “Someone recently shared this frugal advice with us on how to stop getting unwanted sales calls – I think it is brilliant, and I hope it helps some of you all stop getting sales calls for GOOD!”
Peter presents $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Can Now Be Applied to FHA Down Payments posted at Bible Money Matters, saying, “If you’re looking at buying your first home, you can now apply your $8000 tax credit as a down payment for FHA loans.”
Andrew Cowan presents Saving through currency trading – Finance – frugal living posted at Andrew Cowan, saying, “The recent weakness of the UK pound has allowed me to increase my savings dramatically even though I haven’t actually been saving all that much more Japanese yen than normal. It did encourage me though to try and be more frugal in an effort to get the most benefit as possible out of the exchange rate differential.”
Four Pillars presents Dave Ramsey Debt Snowball Method Of Debt Repayment posted at Quest For Four Pillars, saying, “An indepth look at the Dave Ramsey snowball debt method.”
Susan Saverton presents 9- Efficiency of Personal Investing Strategies posted at Pasadena Financial Planner, saying, “When pursuing optimal financial planning and investing strategies and controlling your costs and capital gains taxes, you also need to establish a time-efficient system to monitor, adjust, and adhere to your financial plan. You need to control and limit the time that you spend on your financial planning, and you need to focus your planning efforts on the most effective activities.”
Take some time and get to know what each of you want, make a list and compare it better yet take our honeymoon quiz you might have to compromise on somethings, but marriage is all about compromising
Jeff Rose presents Tips To Prepare For Your Next Medical Exam posted at Jeff Rose, saying, “Easiest way to save money on your life insurance premiums? Taking the necessary steps before the medical exam.”
Noload Bonds presents Bond Mutual Fund Fees posted at Bond Market Index Funds, saying, “Simply put, if you pay higher bond mutual fund fees, then these bond management expenses tend just to be a deadweight loss to you. The best bond fund buying strategy is to pick only very low-cost no load bond funds.”
Top 10 Index Funds presents Top 10 S and P 500 Index Funds posted at NO LOAD INDEX FUND, saying, “Buy these top 10 very low cost no load S&P 500 index mutual funds directly. You do not have to pay the heavy added expenses of buying through a stock broker, financial adviser, investment adviser, or investment counselor.”
J. Savings presents Budgets Come in all Different Shapes and Sizes. posted at Budgets are Sexy., saying, “Just like people, budgets can look totally different from one another. It’s all about finding the one for YOU :)”
Heather Levin presents Creative Leftovers Recipes posted at The Greenest Dollar, saying, “Have leftover produce? Don’t want to waste it? Here are some easy tips for making that last bunch of thyme or those two portobella mushrooms go a bit further…”
Neal Frankle presents How To Protect Yourself From the Financial Insanity of Others posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stess Management, Addiction Recovery Plan & Resources, saying, “How do you keep someone else’s crazy ideas about money from ruining your financial life. Here are 4 great steps you can take.”
BankMan presents Top high yield savings account rates posted at High Yield Savings Accounts, saying, “The top high yield savings accounts offer customers a good way to earn interest on their savings while their money is in the bank.”
Darwin presents How to Hedge Gas Prices and Put Money Back in your Pocket posted at Darwin’s Finance, saying, “With gas prices rising at the pump this summer, this article lists 8 different ways to hedge your energy prices, including natural gas.”
Plan Early! your honeymoon is not your typical trip, it’s your first trip as husband and wife make sure you take some time to research and plan your honeymoon
Bank Savings Review presents Ally Bank CD Rates (Updated June, 2009) posted at Bank Savings Review, saying, “Ally Bank’s CD Rates aren’t half bad. If you are into certificates of deposits, give them a serious look.”
Dorian Wales presents The Personal Financier: Personal Finance Management: Budget vs. Net Worth posted at The Personal Financier, saying, “While it may be recommended to manage both a budget and net-worth sometimes focus leads to better results.”
ChristianPF presents Tips for Protection against Identity Theft posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “10 tips to help you protect against and prevent identity theft…”
Patrick @ Military Money presents Disabled Veterans to Receive $250 Stimulus Checks posted at Military Finance Network, saying, “Information about who receives the $250 economic recovery check (or stimulus check), including retirees, social security recipients, railroad retirees, and disabled veterans.”
Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Microsoft to End Microsoft Money posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “Microsoft decided to stop making and supporting Microsoft Money, which means thousands of people will need to decide between switching over to Quicken or another competitor, or to stop tracking their finances.”
Leave Debt Behind presents How You Can Negotiate Lower Interest Rates on Your Credit Card posted at Leave Debt Behind.
Ben presents Five Financial Pitfalls to Avoid During the Summer posted at Money Smart Life.
Stock Trading Brokers presents OptionsXpress Review | Option Express posted at Stock Trading Brokers, saying, “It’s funny that people still can’t figure out whether it’s OptionsXpress or Option Express!”
Silicon Valley Blogger presents What’s The Best Savings Account? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Where are you placing your savings? Here is a bank that offers a no penalty CD, classic CD, money market account and savings account for what stands for a “high” APR these days.”
The Smarter Wallet presents Should Your Weight Loss Diet Plan Include Diet Foods and Drinks? posted at The Smarter Wallet.
kathryn presents Major Banks? Debt Relief Hotlines Revealed! posted at Out of Debt Christian, saying, “To help you make your loans more affordable, we tracked down the direct contact information for the loan modification departments at major U.S. banks”
TH in SoC presents The Return of the NINJA (or at least his cousin) posted at The Well Run Dry, saying, “There has been much talk of “fixing” the financial industry, yet it remains corrupt. One proof is that predatory lenders are offering “NINJA” loans again. Don’t fall for things that look too good to be true.”
Charlie Peters presents Food Tricks That Keep Your Hard Earned Money Out of the Trash posted at Pay Less For Food.
The Dough Roller presents Weighing Health Insurance Costs: Co-Insurance vs. Co-Pay vs. Deductible posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “Understanding individual health insurance terms can help you pick the best policy for your needs.”
Anthony Samuel presents Saving Some Green on Fresh Greens at the Farmers Market posted at Personal Finance Analyst.
Michal presents A Bright Idea: Save Energy With LED Bulbs posted at Energy Saving Gadgets, saying, “Energy Star qualified LED lighting uses at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting which means you can expect to reduce your energy bill just by changing out your light bulbs.”
2 Pennies Earned presents Garden Harvest Update: Does Gardening Pay Off? Part 1 posted at Two Pennies Earned, saying, “Amy Fontinelle of Two Pennies Earned offers some insight on whether backyard gardening pays off.”
Miss Thrifty presents Save money on clothes by organising your wardrobe! posted at Miss Thrifty.