The Editor’s picks are:
- Cheap Healthy Good goes over the many valuable lessons that TV’s The Simpsons taught her. This one CRACKS me up!
- Daddy Finances gives great advice on how to save money before, during, and after a vacation.
- Blueprint for Financial Prosperity gives strategies on how to avoid the lure of upselling and cross selling. Do you ever walk out of a store with more than you planned on? This post is for you! Keep this bookmarked before you start your Holiday Shopping. No, it is NOT too early to be thinking about Holiday shopping!!!
- SavingsAdvice.com outlines why she forgoes some of the finer things in life. What do we trade to have all the bling?
Grocery & Couponing Articles:
FireFianane talks about airline baggage costs. A Bargain Briana tip, you will have to start adding the price of these extra fees into the total ticket price when selecting your carrier.
Restoring Your Finances points out that carrying your coupons with you and checking the clearance aisles can result in big savings! I personally don’t clip my coupons weekly, but I will clip coupons I know I will use. So if I come across a great unadvertised deal, I will have those coupons with me!
Finance Blog gives tips on how to save money at the grocery store. One of their suggestions is to grow your own veggies. For us, I’m not sure that is money saving. I’m afraid our garden THIS year is going to probably break even because we had to buy some long term assets like small fencing to keep the rabbits out. I will say it is so nice and convenient to be able to pick veggies right from my own yard. It is probably saving me money but not having to make multiple trips to the grocery, where I end up buying unnecessary items.
Harvesting Dollars saves money on groceries. She mentions Grocery Game, which is a great resource. However, there are so many blogs and message boards, you can find the same information for free!! BeCentsAble hosts a grocery gathering twice a week which rounds up blogs which specific store deals. I would suggest starting there if my blog doesn’t have the deals for your particular grocery store.
Urban Burbon saves on groceries, and shares how you can too!
Other Money Saving Articles:
Not the Jet Set gives some advice you won’t see in Emily Post- Dumpster Diving Etiquette. No comment on this one. ha ha. Just know if you jump into a dumpster please take caution and don’t hurt yourself! If I found something on top that I wanted, I might grab it.
Decision Care gives five great tips to avoid a financial disaster.
Life on the Road discusses low impact birthday gifts.
The Financial Blog talks about saving money with financial institutions.
Loan Hunt talks about avoiding junk fees when buying a house.
Free Money Finance saves money on greeting cards.
Broke Grad Student compiles a list of posts of ways to save money in college.
Financial Ramblings recommends the Clark Howard Show podcast.
Getting Rich in Grad School considers the cost of biking.
No Debt Plan maximizes his savings with his state’s No Tax Holiday, and you can too! Does Indiana have a sales tax Holiday yet?
Two Pennies Earned gives some alternatives to flying and taking the train. Since flying is becoming such a PITA, I read this article with interest!
This Digrati Life discusses the mile per gallon illusion. Very interesting read! Very detailed and eye opening.
Poorer than You has an adorable little basil plant!
The Personal Financier talks about scooter sales increasing. I think scooters are so adorable!
Kasper Wrzesniewski shares 37 hacks to save on electricity.
Gather Little By Little gathers up some of her excellent money saving posts.
Five Cent Nickel reminds us to look for the hidden agenda.
Uncommon Cents asks the readers: Where to start when it comes to financial literacy?
Prime Time Money shares some fun and frugal things to do in Dallas, TX.
Counting My Pennies has a 30 Day Plan.
Not Made of Money enjoys fun activities that don’t cost a dime.
More Back to School Savings at the Family Wallet.
Debt Prison repairs his dryer!
Think Your Way to Wealth saves more than money by packing a lunch.
Ever make dandelion jelly? Tired Garden has!
The Sun’s Financial Diary shows how Google can help you save money.
Frugal Fu kicks frugal boo-tay on packing for a business trip!
Almost Frugal revives linens that have seen better days.
Personal Finance Analyst shares some Bed, Bath, and Beyond deals.
Money and Values gives good information on the guaranteed ride home program.
My Money and My Life is lazy and green, both at the same time.
Wise Bread saves on hair care. Find out how with these easy tips! Another tip is to find a local beauty college and get your hair cut there. It may take a little longer but you will save money. You usually only have to pay for the products. I’ve done this several times but I’ve always known the person who was cutting/coloring my hair. So you might find someone you trust. They are always up to date on the latest technologies and advance techniques since they are a learning facility. The times I went there was always an instructor observing and giving suggestions.
EnviroHumanImpact asks- should we give up the newspaper for an iPhone?
Money to Spare reminds us to buy the object, not the marketing.
MIB Smarter Money says that we do need extras of some things. Go here to read his Ode to Socks.
HomeEc 101 gives excellent advice on how to avoid raising a picky eater.