Festival of Frugality #220 - The Minimalist Edition

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Welcome to a minimalist edition #220 of Festival of Frugality. It's based on a theme of minimalism. Before we get started on the festival, you may want to checkout our current giveaway - "Get Financially Naked - How to Talk Money with your Honey." If you are new to FIRE Finance, you can take a peek at our posts on frugal living, investing, retirement and free money. Now, ease yourself into a comfy chair with a drink of your choice to enjoy this festival to the fullest :).

Editor's Picks
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats - Bertie C. Forbes
» 8 Effective Ways to Raise Frugal Kids - Baker, Man vs Debt

» Ten Simple Strategies For Easier Meal Planning - Kristia, Family Balance Sheet

» Break Bad Habits When Managing Your Finances - Jacques Sprenger, The Smarter Wallet
Family & Home

Family & Home
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship - Benjamin Franklin
» 13 Good Cheap Date Ideas - Theresa, LuvBuv

» Wedding Invitation Etiquette: Should Kids Be Invited To Weddings? - Silicon Valley Blogger, The Digerati Life

» Turn Off Your Air Conditioning, Wisebread

» Pay Extra for Turnkey Real Estate or Save with Fixer Upper? - Matt, Steadfast Finances

» How genealogy research and frugal living relate - Paula Wethington, Monroe on a Budget
Health & Food

Health & Food
"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you - Ralph Waldo Emerson
» How To Get Affordable Health Insurance When You are Self Employed - Jeff Rose, Good Financial Cents

» Cheap Meals: Dine for Less but Keep the Great Taste and Healthy Foods - PT, PT Money

"The chains of habit are too strong to be felt until they are too strong to be broken - Samuel Johnson
» When to Buy a Warranty - Ryan, Obsessed Analytic

» How to Earn $100 an Hour (Or Save $100,000 in Your Lifetime) - FMF, Free Money Finance

» Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters - J. Money, Budgets are Sexy

» Global Spending: How People Spend their Money - KCLau, KCLau's Money Tips
Finance & Taxes

Finance & Taxes
Consider the postage stamp; Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there - Josh Billings
» How to live on one income - Money Savin' Momma, Engineer a Debt Free Life

» $3,000 Cash for Caulkers Details Revealed - Darwin, Darwin's Finance

» How Much is a Military Retirement Worth? - Ryan, Military Finance Network

» Why I Don't Have a Will and Why You Might Need One - Cheapskate Sandy, Yes, I Am Cheap

» 3 Sure-Fire Ways To Fail Financially - Bob, Christian Personal Finance

» 6 Scales of Financial Capability: How Do We Measure Up? - 2 Cents, Balance Junkie

» People Are Begging for Financial Help. Five Things You Can Do - Joe Plemon, Personal Finance By The Book

» Lifestyle inflation -the silent killer of dreams - Adam, Magical Penny

» Know Thy (Financial) Self - Sun, The Sun's Financial Diary

» Reasons For A Roth Conversion From 401K Or Traditional Roth - ABCs Of Investing

» Don't Get Too Carried Away with Tax Deductions - Peak Personal Finance
Fredit, Debt & Auto

Debt, Credit & Auto
Rather to go to bed supperless than rise in debt - Benjamin Franklin
» Debt Settlement Complaints on the Rise - Matthew Paulson, American Consumer News

» How to Avoid Credit Repair Scams - Payday Loner

» The Infinite Advantages Of Paying Cash For A New Car - Craig Ford, Money Help For Christians

That brings us to the end of this festival. We thank Jim for giving us an opportunity to host a Festival of Frugality. The next edition of this festival will be crafted by Canadian Finance Blog.

Heartfelt thanks to you for making this festival a success. Adieu till we meet again at another festival of joyful sharing.

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