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Blogger Face-Off: Carnival of Personal Finance vs. Festival of Frugality

Oh no! The two biggest carnivals in the personal finance world are facing off. And I’m on both teams! There’ll be a poll on Wednesday (I’ll link to it then) to picking which of the nominated MVPs gets the overall MVP award. I wasn’t nominated for any of those, but someone you like probably was.

In the Carnival of Personal Finance, I was played as a linebacker using my brawn to push for changes to how bridesmaiding works in this culture.

There are a million other excellent players on the team. Here are a few other picks, but you really have to head over to get them all!

Madison of My Dollar Plan is nominated for MVP for her post on investment snowflaking. Pretty awesome concept—just goes to show that snowflaking is pretty applicable anywhere.

From Sound Money Matters, here are five great ways to save money on Valentine’s Day. She writes: “I also recognize that most of the Valentine’s Day pressure is a result of women’s expectations. If men had their druthers, the day would vanish. I see their point. We women have been trained to expect diamonds, roses, and lavish dinners on February 14. That can get quite pricey for men.”

This is so true…I’ll be writing more about our plans as the day approaches. We’ll be doing something special because it’s an excuse to do something special and because we enjoy doing things together. But it should cost less than $20. Unless he buys me chocolate too. In which case $25. (She suggests small, yet decadent chocolates which tend not to run more than $5 and are really yummy).

Moving on to the other team, the Festival of Frugality, I was a running back helping you frugally clean your smelly socks after the game.

Pinyo put together a smashing list of frugal resources—over 50!

Ashley at College of Cash has put her clothes-buying on hold unless she has a gift card. I think that’s an awesome idea.

From Frugal Parenting, some great tips on frugal pregnancy. I have to say, being pregnant seems like it could be very expensive if you believe the marketing.

Don’t forget to check them all out and vote for your MVP tomorrow!


Ashley February 5, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for the link!

Michelle Dawn February 8, 2008 at 8:27 am

Hi, thanks for the mention 🙂

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