March 27th, 2012

Festival of Frugality #329

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The Credit Karma Blog is honored to be hosting this week’s Festival of Frugality. There were lots of posts to pick from. We selected our three favorites out of the bunch, along with 15 other great blog posts. Thanks to all who submitted!

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Our Top Three Picks

Aloysa presents My Mother Was a Mail-Order Bride posted at My Broken Coin. Though not exactly about frugality, this first in a three-part series will have you enthralled. Alyosa shares her family’s story of her mother choosing to list herself as a mail-order bride.

MR presents Your First Investment Should Be Fun And Exciting! posted at Money Reasons. Which is more important? A Roth IRA? A 401(k)? Brokerage accounts? Read about Money Reason’s evolution of investing, and how priorities can–and do–change.

Steve presents Getting Back on Track After a Financial Train Wreck posted at Money Infant. Guest poster The Stoic Investor shares his story of financial and personal recovery after finding himself “broke, bankrupt, and divorced.”

The Best of the Rest

Jeremy presents Folly Of Paying Someone To Cook For You posted at Modest Money.

KT presents Money Saving Tips when Hiring Movers posted at Personal Finance Journey.

Kevin presents How To Turn Your House into Income posted at Thousandaire.

Kyle presents How to Get Paid $200 a Month Testing Websites posted at The Penny Hoarder.

YFS presents How Friends Can Ruin Your Finances posted at Your Finances Simplified.

Suba presents Five Things You Must Know About Freelancing posted at Broke Professionals.

Amanda L Grossman presents Keeping All Your Eggs in One Basket is Risky posted at Frugal Confessions.

Crystal presents In Praise of Hand Me Down Toys posted at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.

Carrie Smith presents 11 Creative ways to negotiate and lower your rent posted at ReadyForZero Blog.

Paul Vachon presents Saving Money on Home Insurance posted at The Frugal Toad.

FMF presents How to Save Money While Getting Fit posted at Free Money Finance.

Glen Craig presents The Cost of Food Waste and How to Prevent It posted at Free From Broke .

Green Panda presents How and Why Do You Spend Your Money? posted at Green Panda Treehouse.

Martin presents How to Travel on a Budget posted at Studenomics.

Sean Bryant presents Top 4 Things You Should Be Doing in Your 20s for Financial Security posted at One Smart Dollar.

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  1. Thanks for hosting and I am honored to be one of your top 3 picks!

    Money Infant at 6:55 am on March 27, 2012
  2. Thanks for including my post in this edition of the Festival of Frugality.

    Modest Money at 10:03 am on March 27, 2012
  3. Our pleasure! And thanks for the great content.

    bethy at 11:09 am on March 27, 2012
  4. Thanks so much for hosting this week!

    Glen Craig at 6:21 pm on March 27, 2012

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