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Welcome to the July 4, 2009 edition of frugal living tips. I have only selected submissions that I felt fitted closely enough with the theme frugal living tips. Multiple submissions have been culled as well as un-named entries and off topic postings.
For me, carnivals are all about mutually publicising our blogs. With this in mind I look forward to seeing links back to this post, my frugal living tips page or my homepage frugal blogging. I am happy to receive in post or blogroll links. Bloggers unable to return the link love will not be considered for future carnivals. Many thanks in advance, particularly to those of you who have already posted links!
So that I don't delete your post by mistake, please send me a message, including the URL where you place the link, once you have posted a backlink to my site.
Alvina Lopez presents Traveling Cheap When You’re a Student – Here’s How You Do It | MasterDegreeOnline posted at MasterDegreeOnline.
GP presents Get Pumped to Hit the Road « Musings from Montana posted at Manely Montana, saying, "travel the road efficiently this summer"
Piotr Stepien presents How To Make a Website posted at we overstep, saying, "Start your own website where you can express yourself and from which you can make money. Chose an option of zero or minimal cost."
Claire presents Money Saving Eco Tips Competition posted at ooffoo, saying, "Confident that saving the planet can also mean saving money, ooffoo launched a competition to discover your tips on how to be eco and wallet friendly. Check out the winning entry and the brilliant runner-up ideas for saving money and going green at the same time."
Noload Bonds presents Bond Mutual Fund Fees posted at Bond Market Index Funds, saying, "Simply put, if you pay higher bond mutual fund fees, then these bond management expenses tend just to be a deadweight loss to you. The best bond fund buying strategy is to pick only very low-cost no load bond funds."
Ishan @ ILoveFreeSoftware presents How to Setup Virtual Fax Machine for Free posted at I Love Free Software, saying, "Having a regular fax machine is expensive. The best alternative is to use Online fax services. However, most of the fax services come with a monthly fee. In this article I explain how to setup your own free online fax service completely free. No registration fee, no monthly fee, no setup charges. Totally Free."
Brian McKay presents Best Auto Insurance Rates: Auto Insurance Discount posted at MonitorBankRates.com, saying, "Getting an auto insurance discount is possible in a number of ways."
SpendOnLife.com presents My Credit Journey - Starting at Rock Bottom posted at SpendOnLife, saying, "A three part story of Tiffany Garden gaining control of her debt and how to apply her lessons to your financial life."
Steven Chang presents The Truth About Money - Money Blog - Money Making Tips and Money Management posted at Money Making Tips and Money Management, saying, "Hope you find this blog post helpful to your readers. It's short, but teaches people the right mindset to wealth getting and preservation."
That concludes my first ever blog carnival. There may well be more editions of the frugal living tips blog carnival in the future. Posts that I deem to be related to frugality will likely be published. Many thanks to this edition's entrants.
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It wasn't until recently that I realized how good I have it with Webhostingpad. In June 2009, I decided to join another hosting company to add some variety to the hosting I receive. My newest hosting provider is Just Host. They do have some good points which I will discuss further in my Just Host web hosting review. However in this Webhostingpad review I shall discuss the two main reasons why my blind choice to go with Webhostingpad hosting has worked out to be one of the smartest decisions I have made.
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