Yesterday both the Carnival of Money Stories and the Festival of Frugality went live, and I had a post in each of them. Shameless plug: I am hosting the Carnival of Money Stories here next week, so get those stories about money submitted! You can submit your story with this handy blog carnival form.
This week’s Carnival of Money stories, hosted by Tight Fisted Miser (a really fascinating blog I’ve been reading for a few months now) featured my money story about Eliminating Fees – Don’t Incur Them to Begin With! along with many others, including my particular favorites:
- Meredith H. Kaiser presents Financial (and Life) Lessons I Learned as a Kid posted at Saving Advice Blog. These were really helpful (and cute) stories of money life experiences from childhood remembered and what they taught.
- Silicon Valley Blogger presents 10 Tips On Life and Disability Insurance: How And Why We’re Getting More posted at The Digerati Life. Disability insurance makes my head hurt. We have some, not enough, and I think it is next on the list to get organized and brought up to speed.
- Rest is a Frugal Activity at Unclaimed Money. I certainly can get on board the idea I need a day of rest every week. Wonder what my spouse and kids would say to that….
- Frugal with Babies Part II: Make Your Own Baby Food Myth at The Financial Blogger, talking about commercial baby food being cheaper and healthier than homemade. Well – sorry, but… nope. I’ve been there done that twice now and done numerous calculations on cost and waste and usage and every time, my homemade food wins hands down. And it is tastier too . I picked this article to highlight because it is like the power of propaganda times a whole bunch. Added vitamins after the fact do not make something better (and often baby’s system can’t even absorb the added vitamin versions) and as for cheaper, I guess it matters what you buy and how much you waste in each version. And you will never ever find the variety of baby food you can make yourself. My daughter’s favorite food is avocado and I never would have known it if all she ate was jarred foods. The Financial Blogger decided to strike a balance and use both homemade and commercially prepared foods, yay for still using some homemade . Okay I went on and on about that one lol.
- When Food Frugality Pays Off: See Ya, Sallie Mae at Cheap Healthy Good. Stephanie the hostess posted she was green with envy and I am too! But yay for Kris and I hope to join her soon! (Is three years soon? lol)
Check out the carnival and festival and don’t forget to submit your Money Stories for the Carnival next week!!