Festival of Frugality #290 – Going on Vacation

It is our absolute pleasure to be hosting the Festival of Frugality this week.  As you know, the Festival of Frugality contains the best articles on frugality and saving money from sites big and small.  This week we’re going on vacation so I thought we’d share some of our tips on going away.

Let’s get right to the frugal awesomeness!

These are the Editor’s Picks:

Emily presents Should You Repair or Replace Your Car? posted at PT Money: Personal Finance.

Tom presents Save Money on Your Internet Bill posted at Stupid Cents.

Jon the Saver presents Use These Tips to Save on Your Next Prescription posted at Free Money Wisdom.

Suba presents Extended warranty – Who buys them, Is it worth it? What to look for? posted at Wealth Informatics.

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Mr. Money Smarts presents Saving Money On Health Care: Health Savings Accounts (HSA) posted at Smart On Money.

Crystal presents Frugality Fatigue: Saving too Much Can Be Counterproductive posted at Budgeting In The Fun Stuff.

FMF presents Shopping for a Cruise posted at Free Money Finance.

Neal Frankle presents 5 Retirement Hobbies That Will Save You A Fortune posted at Wealth Pilgrim.

Consumer Boomer presents How To Attempt To File Bankruptcy For Free posted at Consumer Boomer.

And the rest…

Tip: When traveling with the kids, try to have have something to occupy them.  A portable DVD player or laptop for movies can payoff huge in keeping you sane.

Miss T. presents How to Save Money at Festivals posted at Prairie Eco Thrifter.

Kristia presents Do You Have a Plan For Replacing Your Appliances? posted at Family Balance Sheet.

No Debt MBA presents Eat slower? Spend slower! posted at No Debt MBA.

Brian presents Save Money on Music posted at Wallet Watcher.

Sabrina presents How to Cut Your Food Budget: Beverages posted at Frugal Living.

Matt presents Why 0% Interest Isn’t Free Money posted at Living in Financial Excellence.

Mike presents Tips To Maximize Reward Credit Cards posted at Rewards Cards Canada.

Tip: Keep snacks and drinks for the kids handy when you travel rather than buy them at rest stops or convenience stores.  You’ll save money and probably get better nutrition too.

The Family Wallet presents Five Money Saving Tips for Frugal Family Fun posted at The Family Wallet.

Dr. Dean presents Diabetes and your money posted at The Millionaire Nurse Blog.

Money Thinker presents Fixing Five Frivolous Fees posted at Money Thinking.

Sustainable PF presents Fashionable Pregnancy Clothes on a Budget posted at Sustainable Personal Finance.

FruGal presents Save a fortune on your holidays this summer posted at TotallyMoney.

Tim Fraticelli presents How We Keep Our Grocery Budget Under $250 Per Month posted at Faith and Finance.

Peter presents Save Money on Groceries Through Food-Buying Programs posted at Bible Money Matters.

Janet presents Credit Cards as Part of Your Frugal Lifestyle posted at Credit, Eh.

Carribbean vacation

Going on a frugal vacation.

Tip: Depending on where you are traveling, try buying food supplies when you arrive a a place like Wal-Mart, Target, or Costco rather than depend on restaurants and fast food.  You can save a ton and because you are buying it there you save on space.

Glen Craig presents 5 Must Follow Home Energy Savings Tips for Summer posted at Free From Broke.

Fanny presents Amazon Credit Card Rewards – Earn Free Stuff posted at Living Richly on a Budget.

Jacob presents Psychological Tricks Retailers Use to Make You to Spend More – The Importance of Smart Shopping in Today’s Society posted at My Personal Finance Journey.

Adam presents Why I Am Not In a SIPP and It’s Unlikely You Should Have One Either posted at Magical Penny.

Tom Drake presents Money Saving Tips for Thrifty Canadians posted at Canadian Finance Blog.

Daniel presents Volunteer For Your Future posted at Sweating The Big Stuff.

John presents Want Better Healthcare at a Lower Price? New Primary Care Models Are Gaining Traction posted at Wallet Blog.

Miranda presents Paying Down Debt? Are You Sweating the Big Stuff? posted at Deliver Away Debt.

Tim Chen presents Bank Credit Cards: Explained posted at NerdWallet Blog – Credit Card Watch.

Tip: Know your kids.  A vacation with a lot of walking attractions, like historical destinations, can be great but your kids have to be able to walk it all and stay focused as well.  Younger children will only tolerate so much before they get cranky.  Either break up the walking part or understand you have to save some of the history for when they are older.

And that’s the Festival of Frugality!  I hope you enjoyed.  Make sure you check out next week’s edition at My Journey to Millions.

About Glen

Glen is married and the father to four children that he spends the day chasing as a stay-at-home-dad. He took an interest in personal finance when he realized most of his paycheck was going toward credit card bills. Since then he's eliminated his credit card debt and started on a journey towards financial freedom.

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  1. Thanks for including Mrs. SPF’s article.

  2. Thanks for including my article about tactics stores use to get consumers to buy more! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks for including our post about keeping the grocery bill under $250 each month!

  4. Thanks for the inclusion and for hosting.

  5. Thanks for hosting and including my article!

  6. Thanks for choosing my submission as an editor’s pick!

  7. Thanks, Glen. I appreciate the editors pick. Nice tips, too.

  8. Thanks for hosting and including my post.