Tuesday, April 10

Frugal Living Meme

Today's post is a short meme. It's very simple. Please write a post about one thing you do well and one thing you do poorly with respect to saving and spending money.

Personally, I do very well with my food expenses. Foods like oatmeal and rice are very cheap and I save a lot of money by including them in many meals. However, one area I handle poorly is loading up on popcorn and soda at the theatre. The cost of that would buy enough oatmeal or rice to last a month!

No, I don't lose sleep at night because of it, but I do notice it. Hmm, I also pay rent instead of a mortgage, for now, and that feels like a complete waste. I guess that is a bit more significant.

Meme Guidelines

1. Write a blog post based on this meme's theme. See above.

2. In your post please link to the Frugal Living Meme post and mention that you are participating in the meme. This will let people who are new to memes read these guidelines without cluttering up you post.

3. Feel free to add a comment to this post. I'm not sure about blogspot and trackbacks, but I have removed the "nofollow" tag from my template for the comment URL field. So, be sure to hit "other" and type in your name and URL manually when you leave a comment.

4. Also, please link back to the person that tagged you for this meme, if anyone did, in order to return the favor of their tag link to you. It's not necessary to be tagged in order to participate... meme's are just an easy way to generate ideas for a post and exchange some links.

5. If you are comfortable with doing so, tag some other bloggers to get them to write about their own spending habits. Just about everyone has good and bad monetary habits, so this meme need not be limited to only frugality bloggers.

6. Enjoy the link love that participation brings!

My Tags

I'm going to tag the frugality blogs that I have on my blogroll. They may or may not feel inclined to participate, but I hope so, if we can get a lot of people to participate, it should provide a lot of good ideas for future blog posts - for all of us.

A Grown Azzed Woman
Broke As A Spoke
Cheapskate Momma
Financial Imbalance
Frugal Upstate
Sorta Frugal

Frugal Guy said...
First time visitor? Start on my blog overview page...

Have your own blog? Please add it to my blog directory!

If you've found help, hope or laughter here, please consider linking to my blog or perhaps a particular post...

Thanks!

18 comments:

Financial Imbalance said...

Nice idea, I have added my post Smart Saving vs. Stupid Spending hopefully we will generate some interest from fellow bloggers.

Frugal Guy said...

Great! I did make a slight edit to guideline number 2 though... ;)

Mom2fur said...

I'm honored, really. Now I'm going back to Blogger Dashboard to write my meme!

frugal guy said...

Thanks for joining in mom2fur, though it looks like I need to put some additional work into the meme thing... it hasn't gone very far as of yet.

NIUiceprincess said...

I had a great time participating. Although now I'm more convinced I need to rid myself of the bad spending habit i mentioned. LOL

SavingDiva said...

I did it...

This was my first one...so I hope it works out. I'm a new blogger, so I don't think my participation will really have a huge ripple effect...

SavingDiva said...

Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it!

ntbeachnc said...

I too have posted.

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

I will get to this, I promise! I just haven't had time yet . . . .

mommamu said...

I'm with Jen-I really like the idea-I am going to do it. Things have been a bit busy around here. You are making hungry with that post on peas!!!

Frugal Guy said...

Jenn, Mommamu, I'm looking forward to your posts. This has been interesting... and I've enjoyed walking up and down the list of participants and finding new blogs I've never seen before.

Ntbeatchnc, I read your post too, thanks!

Mom2fur said...

I haven't been on my blog in a few days because my computer is dying. Seriously dying. I'm using my son's computer. I've also been copying files like crazy to discs so I can transfer them.
I knew there was a reason I've been socking away money. Now I'll be able to get a new computer without it hurting too much.
But when I get back, it'll be fun to see other's memes!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2007/04/best-and-worst-one-each.html

There you go. Finally got to it!

mommamu said...

I finally did it FG-I didn't forget!!! :)

Cheapskate momma

Frugal Guy said...

Woohoo CM, I'll drop by and give it a read!

Anyway, to anyone else reading along, there is no time limit, just use the meme as a way to generate an idea for a new post and join in.

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Mr Payday Loan said...

I always skip the popcorn and soda at the movies or sneak a snack in. The prices they charge are insane. $4.50 for soda? That is why i often opt to just rent.