Just one carnival to share today, so let’s get right to it: Suburban Dollar hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance #234, which included by post about increasing your home value. I also recommend The Personal Financier’s analysis of the dangers of crossing the line from frugal to obsessive. I completely agree. I was obsessive while we were paying down debt and getting ready to buy the house, but now my frugality has eased up and I’m enjoying what we’ve sowed.

Just two carnivals to share this week, but they’re both awesome because they both included my posts as editor’s picks!

First, M is for Money hosted Carnival of Personal Finance #231. In addition to my post about my emergency fund saving us from a paycheck error, I also recommend Engaged Marriage’s post about the best way to avoid money fights.

Second, Cheap Healthy Good hosted Festival of Frugality #204. In addition to my post about questions to ask before getting engaged, I also recommend The One’s tips for saving $10,000 on your honeymoon.

Mmm, candy. But I must focus.

First, the Carnival of Personal Finance #229 hostedy by The Centsible Life.  In addition to my post about my financial frights, I also recommend Chief Family Officer’s advise to not pay bills that aren’t yours. It seems obvious, but I guess some people just pay their bills without looking at them.

Second, the Festival of Frugality #202 hosted by  Frugal Homemaker Plus. In addition to my post about reducing packaging, I also recommend Pragmatic Environmentalists discussion of a birth control method with minimal packaging (and no hormones).

This week, we have three carnivals to share, so I’ll dive right in.

First, the Carnival of Personal Finance #226 hosted by All Financial Matters. In addition to my post about calculating the benefits of double health insurance, I also recommend Provident Planning’s article about permanent life insurance. I didn’t even know such a thing existed.

Second, the Festival of Frugality #199 hosted by Yes, I Am Cheap. In addition to my stabby post about gifts not equaling love, I also recommend Christian Money Mountain’s post asking how material you are.

Finally, Money Hacks Carnival #86 hosted by CreditCardOffers IQ. In addition to my post about things you should buy at the dollar store, I also recommend 10 tips for going green on the cheap.

It’s blog carnival time again. This week, we have three more carnivals to share.

First, the Carnival of Personal Finance #224 hosted by My Life ROI. In addition to my post about flood insurance, I also recommend Pragmatic Environmentalism’s lesson on caulking to save energy. It won’t keep out flood waters, but it will keep you warm.

Next, the Festival of Frugality #197 hosted by Funny about Money. In addition to my post about handmade Christmas gifts, I also recommend Make It From Scratch’s instructions for fleece mittens and scarves.

Finally, the Money Hacks Carnival #84 hosted by the Military Finance Network. In addition to my post about renter’s insurance, I also recommend Lazy Man’s new method for deciding whether to buy something. It’s WAY better than the Latte Factor.

I’m back with another blog round-up. This week we have three carnivals to share, so let’s get to it.

First, the Carnival of Personal Finance at Simply Forties. In addition to my post taking a look back at my financial year, I also recommend Divident Growth Investor’s six things he learned from the financial crisis.

Next, the Festival of Frugality #195 hosted by The Good Life on a Budget. In addition to my post about dumping your storage unit, Mrs. Accountability shares her tale of trouble decluttering.

Finally, the Carnival of Money Hackers #82 hosted by the Four Pillars. In addition to my post extolling the benefits of learning to sew, I also recommend CraftSew’s debate about whether crafting is frugal. Her answer: it depends on the type of craft.

This week I have just two carnivals to share.

First, the Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Stretchy Dollar.  In addition to my post about cheap foreign currency, I also recommend My Dollar Plan’s budget travel tips.

Second, the Festival of Frugality #193 hosted by the Canadia Finance Blog. In addition to my post about new homeowner tools, I also recommend Kitchen Stewardshi’s tips for cleaning your stove and oven without expensive cleaners.

Just two carnivals to share this week.

First, the Carnival of Personal Finance #218 hosted by Budgets Are Sexy. In addition to my post about avoiding overdraft protection fees, I also recommend Fiscal Fizzle’s 55 ways to simplify your finances. Maybe then you won’t get hit with overdrafts.

Second, the Festival of Frugality #191 hosted by Frugal Upstate. In addition to my post about how much house you need, I recommend Mrs. Bankrupt’s post dissecting the difference between being cheap or being thrifty when it comes to charity.

Eek, it’s moving week! My computer will be dismantled at some point tomorrow and who knows when it will be set up again (or more specifically, what time on Sunday it will be set up again.) I’m already freaking out a little about the lack of a computer. Nevertheless, I have some blog carnival highlights to share.

First, the Carnival of Personal Finance #217 hosted by Almost Frugal chose my post about creating a wedding budget as an editor’s pick. I also recommend Debt Tips’ post about the actual cost of raising kids, since kids usually follow a few years (or less) after a wedding.

Second, the Festival of Frugality hosted by It’s Frugal Being Green. In addition to my post about saving money on wedding photography and albums, I also recommend The Homemaking Helper’s tips for a budget bridal shower. Pass it on to your friends.

Third, the Money Hacks Carnival hosted by Personal Finance by the Book. In addition to my post about DIY wedding invitations, I also recommend Miss Bankrupt’s analysis of Kindergarten school supplies lists. Not because I have a Kindergartner, but because I find these demands for masses of school supplies astounding.

Apologies for the belated recap. I was busy painting my house this weekend and forgot to recap!

First, the Carnival of Personal Finance #215 hosted by Good Financial Cents. In addition to my post recounting my long and winding road to homeownership, I also recommend M is for Money’s tips on the unexpected cost of home repairs. Boy do I hear that!

Second, the Festival of Frugality #188 hosted by Financial Highway. In addition to my post about the best and worst places to stash money, I also recommend a different perspective from Master Your Card. Are banks safe? I say they’re safer than the mattress.

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