Best Tips for Saving Money – Tag You’re It Edition


Each week I highlight the best articles that offer some great tips for saving money.  This weeks selections are:

Bucksome Boomer shares some tips on saving money on healthcare with: Health Care at a Big Box Store

Jeff over at Sustainable Life blog  trades elk meat of all things with his coworkers, read about it: Trade, Borrow, or Steal? and the reason I included this post is that trading or bartering is a great way of saving money.  Besides I had a great elk burger in Boulder  on vacation several years ago, it was delicious!

April Dykman in a guest post at Get Rich Slowly tells us how to save money on groceries by using inexpensive ingredients you probably have in your kitchen: Want to Save on Groceries? Cook Like a Peasant

Amy Lu of  WiseBread shares some great articles on saving money: Best Money Tips: 42 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Len Penzo tells it like it is in a guest post at MainStreet: 9 Mistakes From the Personal Finance Anarchist Cookbook

Carnivals Mentioning The Frugal Toad

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #22 hosted by My University Money

Carnival of Wealth, Off-Calendar Edition | Control Your Cash

Festival of Frugality, Life Stages Edition hosted by Penniless Parenting

Canadian Finance Carnival #75 hosted by Canadian Finance

Canadian Finance Carnival #76 hosted by Canadian Finance

I’ve been caught in a virtual game of tag courtesy of PK at Don’t Quit Your Day Job.  As part of this “honor” I have been tasked with answering the following questions:

Time to tag folks with my ridiculous questions (I reserve the right to turn questions into commands).  First, here they are:

  1. Would you rather be 8 feet tall and 100 pounds or 2 feet tall and 800 pounds? A: 8 feet tall & 100 lbs
  2. Pick one: Canada, United States, Mexico.  Explain why it is superior to the other two. A: Since I’m assuming you mean in geographical terms my order is: Canada, US, Mexico
  3. What is the best type of Personal Finance Writer?  (Think of writer archetypes – Investor, Debt Blogger, Wild-card, Contrarian…)  A:  That’s easy, frugality of course!
  4. Lump sum investing versus dollar cost averaging…  Which is better? A:  Dollar Cost as you buy more shares when the price is low and fewer shares when prices are higher.  This tends to lower your average cost per share of stock.
  5. In the Led Zeppelin song Stairway to Heaven, what does the lyric “to be a rock and not to roll” mean?  Bonus points if you can somehow work Boleskine House into your answer. A: Whatever you want it to mean!
  6. What’s your favorite dinosaur? A: T-Rex
  7. Paper or Plastic? A: Plastic
  8. If you had to pick, would you consider yourself a dog-person or a cat-person? A: Definitely a Dog lover!
  9. What would you do with an extra $100,000? A: Fully fund my children’s 529s, take a trip to europe, and invest the rest.
  10. What’s the best thing you ever purchased? A: Apple MacBook Pro, best piece of technology I own!
  11. Would you rather lose your phone or the internet for a week?  A: Internet.  I already have internet access on my iPhone!

I’m going to take some liberty with the rules of this good spirited game of tag.  If you are reading this consider yourself duly tagged and as such are requested to answer the question below!

What is your favorite piece of technology equipment?

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5 Responses to Best Tips for Saving Money – Tag You’re It Edition

  1. Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer 02/26/2012 at 5:24 am #

    Thanks for including me. I really wanted to know the answer to number 5.

  2. PK 02/26/2012 at 10:47 am #

    Oh no, circular! My favorite piece of equipment has to be our TV. Yeah, TVs have been around, but as the focal point of our living room it has an endless capacity to entertain (and I like to show off my epic wall mounting & hidden wires!).

    Glad you participated!

  3. Melissa@PersonalFinanceJourney 03/02/2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Thanks for the links. I headed over to read several in the middle of reading this post.

  4. Dannielle @ Odd Cents 03/04/2012 at 5:24 pm #

    It would have to be my laptop. I’ve had it for almost 6 years, and even though it’s a bit heavy and overheats like crazy, it works really well. ( I get it rebuilt at least once a year).

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