The Carnival Review #11
The carnivals are back in town! Again, I only participated in a select few. I think that will be standard for the next few weeks as the moving process intensifies. No worries though, after the move I’ll be back to my usual carnival-going self again.
Here are some of my favorite posts from the carnivals this week:
Ten Great Reasons To Have Frugal Friends @ Saving Advice - I love having frugal friends! We can learn so much from each other and there is never any pressure to spend. We both understand what our common goals are about. My favorite frugal friends will be paying off their mortgage this year and I’m so proud of them.
In Defense of Home Ownership @ Two Wise Acres - I’m totally with them. Lately there has been a slew of “renting is better” articles on the web. In my neck of the woods that is absolutely NOT the case. This article is a very good read.
Do You Pay People For Things You Could Do Yourself? @ One Frugal Girl - I am having this dilemma right now. We have a lot tile in the new home so a lot of grout will need to be sealed before we can move in. We will be rushing after we close to get things done so paying someone to do this tedious job is tempting. But with the cheapest quote being $1400 I’m thinking that it is better for us to do it. I think we should try to stick to paying for tasks that require skills we don’t have, not for tasks that just require time and effort.
Carnivals from around the web:
Carnival of Money Stories – International Phone Dictionary Day Edition @ Being Frugal - Woohoo! My article about our anniversary indulgence was an editor’s pick!
Image Source: Jef Poskanzer