Festival of Frugality: 1st hosting gig!

Welcome to the Festival of Frugality: my first hosting gig edition! For more info on the Festival of Frugality check out the FoF site. It includes quick and simple tips, and links to all the previous Festivals.

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This is my first time hosting a blog carnival, and wow! I didn’t realize how much work goes into organizing a festival or carnival! It was a ton of fun reading bloggers I haven’t connected with yet. Without further ado, please read and enjoy!

Editor’s Picks

first place
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Green Panda presents Preparing for a Move: Removing Clutter posted at Green Panda Treehouse.

Clutter is something we all struggle with, and getting ready to move is great motivation to declutter. Green Panda shares what she has to get rid of before their big move, and what she plans to do with her junk.

J. Money presents Look Like a Million Bucks on a Budget posted at Budgets are Sexy.

Solid advice from a guest writer about how to look fabulous on a budget. I love that the                                           writer included so many links to actual products!

FMF presents Always Do the Math posted at Free Money Finance.

FMF encourages us to always do the math, you may be surprised which option is the least expensive. (hint: it’s not what you think!)

Frugal Entertainment: Explore ways to save on having fun.

Cameo Theater
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Simple Living: Living simple=spending less.

Grand Mesa
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Smart Shopping: How to save on the stuff you need.

Westfield, Shepherd's Bush
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Frugal Food: Frugal foodies share ideas for stretching your grocery dollar.

Toasty lunch (243/365.2)
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Miserly Money: Personal finance basics, and insights on how to spend less.


Thanks for checking out the Festival!


About Kelly

Kelly Whalen is the founder and editor of the Centsible Life blog. She started the blog 6 years ago as her family faced a mountain of debt. The blog became a resource to readers and a hub for everything you need in life for less. Kelly lives in the Philadelphia area with her superhero husband, 4 awesome kids, and one adorable dog. She still believes you can have it all....just not all at once.



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