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Best Frugality Posts from the Festival of Frugality #102

Since I’ve been awake since about 1am (it’s now 7am), I decided to play a few hours of Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii, and go through the 102nd Festival of Frugality hosted by Cheap, Healthy, Good. My article “Quick Tip: Cleaning a Flower Vase” was featured in the Frugal Home section, and I’d like to feature the following of my own favorites:

  • Mrs. Micah advises how hometown tourism saves money and sanity. We’re lucky that we live 30 minutes from downtown D.C., but what about when we lived in central PA? You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find in your own town, no matter how big or small!
  • Living Almost Large questions whether high income earners care about frugality, and mentions knowing $100k earners who won’t use coupons. Honestly, Stacie and I make 6 figures (combined), but still buy the Entertainment book, use grocery coupons, and any other coupons available and convenient.
  • Plonkee gives a few benefits of living on your own. Personally, the last one is the best: no one to whine about your decisions. Keep the heat down (or up), sell the TV, don’t shower all week, etc.

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  • Central PA—Amish country, Hershey Park (ok, that’s not cheaper, but it saves hotel rooms), Hershey museum…hmm..Knobles if you want to pay $20 for unlimited rides and rollercoaster.

  • I think it would be fair to say that wealthy people care about frugality while high income (rich) people only need to care about it if they want to become wealthy. I also think it would be fair to say that most people care more about being rich (spending money) than about being wealthy (having money).

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