Here are some other articles from the carnival that I thought were especially good.
- The Joys of Frugal Living by Dawn at Frugal For Life – Great collection of why living frugal is more about living your life how you want and not how others think you should live. Frugal living is fun and if you haven’t been to Frugal for Life I highly recommend the site, it is the holy grail of Frugal living.
- Throwing a Birthday Party fit for a Princess on a Budget by Frugal Upstate – obviously Frugal Upstate doesn’t truly understand the “needs” of his little princess because according to Yahoo he should have blown $1000 on princess’s birthday bash. This is a great example of how to raise kids and how not to raise kids. I would bet my 401k that the kids at Frugal Upstate’s party had just as much if not more fun than the kids at I’m raising a needy little brat’s party. What’s more important here is that it just shows that 6 year olds don’t need or even want big fancy expensive things to be happy, it’s the parents who set the expectation and the parameters of what they “think” they need to be happy. This a perfect contrasting example of how a truly rich person throws a party versus how someone with a high income throws a party.