Festival of Frugality #185 – Barbecue Edition

Welcome to the 185th edition of the Festival of Frugality! My name is Adam and I am grateful to be your host this week. After you are done reading these great frugal tips, be sure to poke around the site for some great information. Also, you may want to consider subscribing to the blog as we recently added a new blogger to the site (Chris) who will chronicle his journey out of $150,000+ in debt. You can subscribe via RSS or you can subscribe via email.

Over the past holiday weekend, it’s pretty easy to guess that you were at some sort of barbecue. My fiancee and I were at 3! Barbecues are a great time to eat some great food, spend time with family, and meet exciting new people. However, they are also a time to put on about 5 pounds! 

Main Dishes (Editor’s Picks)

Main Dish

One of the best parts of a barbecue is the main dish. Whether is hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken or steaks, you just can’t get enough of these!

Paula presents Do Not Buy These School Supplies Unless Required posted at Monroe on a Budget.

Jeff presents How To Save On Your Property Tax posted at Good Financial Cents.

Heather presents How Costco Primes Us To Spend More Money… posted at The Greenest Dollar.

Barry presents Learn To Survive On A $100 Grocery Budget posted at Associate Money.

Casseroles (Some Good Stuff)

Casserole

MMMMM! Some of my favorite things at a barbecue are in this category! I would have to say that macaroni and cheese is my favorite.

Jenn presents Frugal Summer Fun for Kids Part II posted at Frugal Upstate.

Curt presents How To Prepare For a Long Recession, Start Savings 50% of Your Income posted at PennyJobs.com.

PT presents Blockbuster Takes on Redbox with $1.99 One-Night DVD Rentals posted at Prime Time Money.

Kathryn presents Banks Increase Overdraft Fees; How to Prevent Them posted at Out of Debt Christian.

Miss M presents Companies Value Your Opinion posted at M is for Money.

David presents Tax Day Discounts: Celebrating the Un-Celebratable posted at Personal Finance Analyst.

Debt Ninja presents Banks Are To Blame For The Rain Forest Woes posted at Punch Debt In The Face.

Joe presents Should I Bail Out Mom From Financial Struggles? posted at Personal Finance By The Book.

Sun presents Free Online Money Management Tools That Make Your Life Easier posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

The Smarter Wallet presents How To Manage Debt: Credit Management Tips For College Students posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Patrick presents Cash For Clunkers Scams posted at Military Finance Network.

Matt Jabs presents Follow Through on Financial Goals posted at Debt Free Adventure.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Budgeting Tools and Software Products in Lieu of Microsoft Money posted at The Digerati Life.

Patrick presents Free Coldplay Live Album Download posted at Money Saving Deals.

Make It from Scratch presents Pretty, Simple, and Economical posted at Make It From Scratch.

Lazy Man presents Save Money on Glasses and Contact Lenses posted at Lazy Man and Money.

FFB presents US Savings Rate At 15 Year High posted at Free From Broke.

Darwin presents Flexible Spending Account: Rules, Eligibility and Savings Explanation | Darwin’s Finance posted at Darwin’s Finance.

VH presents Borrowing Trouble: Planning For a Government Shutdown posted at Funny about Money.

Bank Savings Review presents EverBank FreeNet Checking Account Review posted at Bank Savings Review.

Dessert (Save the Best For Last)

Dessert

I hope you saved room for dessert! This is where to good stuff is!

Patrick presents Cash for Clunkers Bill posted at Cash Money Life.

Christian PF presents What is a Roth 401k? posted at Christian Personal Finance.

Kelsey presents Sympathy Plants » How Much to Spend on Plants for a Funeral posted at Sympathy Plants.

J. Money presents Financial Checklists Are Key. What’s Yours? posted at Budgets are Sexy.

Jim presents Easy Budgeting for Non-Budgeters posted at Bargaineering.

Ben presents Should You Pre-Buy Your Heating Oil This Year? posted at Trees Full of Money.

Madison presents 12 Tasks for Your Mid Year Financial Checkup posted at My Dollar Plan.

MoneyNing presents How to Be a Millionaire posted at Money Ning.

FMF presents How to Save $200 on Your Car Insurance posted at Free Money Finance.

Wealth Pilgrim presents These Three Killer Ideas Mean Small Business Success posted at Wealth Pilgrim.

Four Pillars presents Balance Transfer Credit Cards – What Are They And Why You Might Want To Get One posted at Four Pillars.

Nicki presents OK, I’m Frugal – Now What? posted at Domestic Cents.

Melissa presents Frugality is Not a Competitive Sport posted at Saving Cents With Sense.

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24 Responses to Festival of Frugality #185 – Barbecue Edition
  1. Heather@TheGreenestDollar
    July 7, 2009 | 8:23 AM

    Thanks for including my post in this week’s festival! You did an awesome job making me extremely hungry! I’ll spread the word on Twitter and Facebook…

  2. FFB
    July 7, 2009 | 8:37 AM

    A good BBQ is always fun! Thanks for hosting.
    .-= FFB´s lastest post ..Car Allowance Rebate System – Cash For Clunkers =-.

  3. Nicki at Domestic Cents
    July 7, 2009 | 9:10 AM

    Mmmm, I love barbecue. Great job hosting. Thanks for including my article :)
    .-= Nicki at Domestic Cents´s lastest post ..Quick Tip: Taco Seasoning =-.

  4. J. Money
    July 7, 2009 | 10:07 AM

    Word up – thanks!

  5. Melissa @SavingCentswithSense.net
    July 7, 2009 | 10:16 AM

    Love BBQs! Thanks for hosting and including my article! This is my first time being part of the carnival and I’m excited! :)
    .-= Melissa @SavingCentswithSense.net´s lastest post ..FREE Chick-fil-A (July 10) =-.

  6. Jeff Rose
    July 7, 2009 | 10:55 AM

    Give me my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs! Its 9 am and I want to go home and fire up the grill, thanks! :)

    Thanks for including me as a “main dish”! Good roundup.

  7. Debt Ninja
    July 7, 2009 | 11:06 AM

    hell to the yea. thanks for hosting
    .-= Debt Ninja´s lastest post ..If I played soccer, I’d be a GOALie. =-.

  8. Patrick
    July 7, 2009 | 12:07 PM

    Thanks for hosting! :)
    .-= Patrick´s lastest post ..Cash for Clunkers Bill =-.

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