Welcome to the 232nd Festival of Frugality – Anniversary Edition. If you’re new to Provident Planning, take a chance use my Start Here page to learn what this website is all about. You can also find some free stuff here, so be frugal and check it out!
As of this coming Sunday, my wife, Michelle, and I will have been married for one year! It’s been a great year, and I’m looking forward to many more. Since I’ve got our anniversary on my mind, I thought I’d make this Festival of Frugality all about anniversaries and events for June 1st.
vh presents How to Rescue a Scorched Pan—Easy! | Funny about Money posted at Funny about Money. I’m including this as one of my picks because it’s such a great way to clean a scorched pan. The results were excellent (with pictures).
My article for this week’s Festival of Frugality is Frugal Tips from The Complete Tightwad Gazette: Calculating Your True Hourly Wage. How much do you really make from your job after you account for all the expenses it takes to get to work, prepare for work, and relax from work? Your true hourly wage may shock you.
Unfortunately, there weren’t more articles in this category. I know it’s the Festival of Frugality, but let’s remember that there are two sides to the “spend less than you earn” equation. Let’s see more articles in this category next time!
FMF presents A Great, New Way to Save at the Library posted at Free Money Finance and says “A simple but very effective way to use your library memebership to save on something you might not expect it to cover.”
Karen McLaughlin presents How I Got a Gorgeous Perennial Garden for FREE! posted at Abundance on a Dime and says “How I went from “nothing” to a completely filled in, great looking garden bed without spending a cent!”
Wise Bread presents Ultimate Credit Card Perks Checklist – Benefits You Don’t Know About posted at Wisebread.
Tim Chen presents Getting The Most Out Of Your Thank You Points posted at NerdWallet Blog – Credit Card Watch and says “If you’ve got a Citi card, you may not be getting the most bang for your buck. You not only have to know how to earn points, but you have to know how to redeem them to make sure you can at least get your 1% back.”
Silicon Valley Blogger presents How Nintendo Wii Sports & Wii Fit Cut Down on Gym Membership Costs posted at The Digerati Life and says “Here’s one way to cut down on exercising costs. Choose the cheaper and entertaining alternative.”
freefrombroke presents Comparing TV Services With BillShrink posted at Free From Broke and says “BillShrink developed a system to help you see if you can save money on TV providers in your area. I gave the site a shot to see how well it worked.”
Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Saving Money With An iPhone posted at Canadian Finance Blog and asks “Ever wondered if buying an expensive cell phone can actually save you money? Here’s some ways it just might.”
Neal Frankle presents How To Shelter Retirement Account In Divorce posted at Wealth Pilgrim and says “There are some new ideas to shelter your retirement account in a divorce. It’s not difficult to do but you have to be proactive.”
Craig Ford presents How To Pay Off A Mortgage Early posted at Money Help For Christians and says “Paying off your mortgage is a great way to save some money in the long term. This post shares some tips for paying off the mortgage.”
Adam presents Should I Invest Using Pre-Tax or Post-Tax Money? posted at Magical Penny and says “It’s not frugal to avoid paying taxes by saving as much as you can pre-tax -sometimes you need to find a balance between paying taxes now and later. I outline the pros and cons of saving using Pre-tax and Post-tax money.”
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Cheapskate Sandy presents The Best Frugal People to Follow on Twitter posted at Yes, I Am Cheap and says “Social networks can be used to just make connections, but to save you some serious money. These are the best people on Twitter to help you save.”
Miss Thrifty presents Introducing Erica’s Garden Pantry – and her pond-bath posted at Miss Thrifty.
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