Welcome to October. Clouds are gathering, Halloween is just a few weeks away, and NerdWallet is once again hosting the Festival of Frugality.
Among our picks for this carnival, you’ll find a range of topics, from tips on how to improve your marriage by treating it like a business, to an argument for the financial merits of living with your parents, to advice on how to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to buying gas.
And while you’re here, don’t forget to creep around the NerdWallet blog for credit card reviews and to get our take on the latest credit card and finance news. You can also take our expert credit card finder tool for a spin, or sign up for our Reward Deals Newsletter!
Boomer presents Treating Your Marriage Like A Business (Financially) posted at boomer & echo. Boomer leads you through the essentials of working out a business plan for life with your spouse.
FMF presents Paying Cash for Gas May be a Worse Deal than Paying on a Credit Card posted at Free Money Finance. FMF does the breakdown on paying with cash vs. credit for gas. You may be surprised by the results! [editor’s note: NerdWallet offers a local gas price tool that does the gas vs cash math for you!]
Best of the rest
Donna Freedman presents How to Cut your Phone and Internet Bills. (Hint: Go on Vacation.) posted at Surviving and Thriving.
Mike Holman presents How To Avoid Cell Phone Data Roaming Charges When Traveling To The United States posted on Money Smarts.
Jamie presents Seven Holiday Movies That Put Money and Materials in Perspective posted at Paid Twice.
Squirrelers presents Squirreling Gone Wild #29: Pet Expenses and The Bird Brain Posted at Squirrelers.
Peter presents How to Save Money When Attending a Blog Conference posted at Bible Money Matters.
Jacob presents 1% Commission “Full Service” Real Estate Agents – Are They Worth the Savings? posted at My Personal Finance Journey.