With baseball season in full swing, we decided to tear a page out the sports section for this installment of The Festival of Frugality.
Here’s a look at our roster. I think you’ll agree that this team would be a favorite to win any championship!
On a baseball team, the catcher is an on-field leader. The catcher calls the pitches, corrects infield alignments and occasionally calls the team together on the mound for a conference. These posts discuss individuals in the world of personal finance and frugality who serve similar functions.
In most cases, teams want a heavy-hitting first baseman. Defense is secondary to the ability to put the ball into the bleachers. These posts did a great job of hitting their subject matter square on, hitting the sweet spot by making a great argument or providing valuable information.
Alex goes deep with Best Auto Insurance Companies in the United States Top 10 posted at Home Life Weekly.
Pamela is “pumpin’ Citgo” by supplying 10 Tips for Financially Struggling College Students posted at Creative Dubuque.
plusEV elicits does her “shot heard ’round the world” impression with With Pensions, Do You Even Need RRSPs? posted at Colourful Money – Helping Canadians Achieve Financial Independence In Any Economic Climate.
Your second baseman needs to have graceful feet, capable of doing that “dance and hop” necessary to turn a double play. A little offense and speed is a bonus. It’s one of those positions that requires an all-around talent and a steady presence. These bloggers aren’t about to get bowled over by an advancing base runner.
One Family flashes some leather with Kids Video Game Software and Consoles – An Introduction for Frugal Families posted at One Family’s Blog.
Darwin is in position for the cut-off throw from right field with 40 Year Mortgages – And 50 & 60 Year Mortgages While We’re at it posted at Darwin’s Finance.
They call third base “the hot corner”. That’s because the balls hit in that direction come hard and fast. You need great reflexes and a willingess to confront the tough stuff to play there. These bloggers demonstrate a willingness to deal with that tough stuff.
Credit Shout justifies a spot in the starting lineup with Closing Credit Card Accounts: Can It Lower Your Credit Score? posted at CreditShout.
Some people will tell you that the shortstop is the most important player on the field day in and day out. In recent years, we’ve seen shortstops become offensive powerhouses, as well as defensive wizards. These posts exemplify that by demonstrating an all-around soundness–the kind of thing upon which you could build a team.
Money Saving Advice makes a run for team captain by giving us Payment Premium Insurance (PPI) to be axed by the big banks posted at Money Saving Advice.
Wealth Pilgrim shows some offensive clout by hitting us with Let Uncle Sam Boost Your Retirement Savings And Fund Junior?s College Costs Too posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stress Management, & Resources.
Most managers want corner outfielders with “pop” in their bats and decent defensive mobility. These bloggers made a strong statement, demonstrating their ability to contribute to the offense in a meaningful way.
Investing School lines one into the gap and gives us TradeKing vs Scottrade – Online Stock Trading Comparison posted at Investing School.
Jason goes 4 for 4 with Why Cash for Clunkers Will Hurt Low-Income Drivers posted at Automatic Finances.
If you’re in center, you need a good set of wheels and the ability to flash some leather. It’s great to have an offensive force out there, but it’s essential to have someone who can chase down those fly balls. These posts exemplify that kind of speed by covering a lot of terrain.
Silicon Valley Blogger tracks down 55 Best Ways To Save Money: Frugal Ideas From Our Readers posted at The Digerati Life.
Nancy Miller will be on ESPN’s “web gems” thanks to 25 Simple Tricks to painlessly cut $100 /mo from Your Spending posted at Online University Lowdown.
Most teams would love to have someone in right who could bat clean-up–someone with the ability to drive in runs and to clobber home runs. It’s also been home to some of baseball’s greatest characters, ranging from the Babe himself to outspoken Reggie Jackson. We’ve decided to put a few of our most opinionated blogs out in this critical position.
Curt may not claim to be “the straw that stirs the drink”, but he does give us The Folly in Believing the Government Can Fix the Economy with Quick and Thoughtful Action posted at PennyJobs.com.
Money Saving Advice makes a statement with Credit crunch means talking about money and the lack of it posted at Money Saving Tips.
The DH only does one thing–hit. That means he has to do it well. There are generalists and there are specialists. Here are a few bloggers who made their case as true offensive specialists by tackling precise subjects in some detail.
Make it from Scratch gets its average over .300 with Firsts on the First – Making a Purse from Jean Legs posted at Make It From Scratch.
Craig Ford works the count like a professional hitter with Fifteen Ways to Save Money When you Fly on your Family Vacation this Summer | Money Help For Christians posted at Money Help For Christians.
You need to have pitchers you can rely upon on to start every game. These solid posts exemplify the kind of consistency and writing skill necessary to take the mound with a pennant on the line.
The Smarter Wallet knows how to keep a team in the game with posts like Managing Debt Wisely: Should You Give Up Credit Cards? posted at The Smarter Wallet.
ABC takes the mound and gives us Stock Prices Do Not Represent Stock Value (or Company Value) posted at ABCs of Investing.
When the going gets rough, the manager makes a call to the bullpen. The fireman takes the mound in hopes of providing his team with a way out of a tense situation. These bloggers earned spots in the bullpen because they offer the kind of actionable advice that can get you out of a jam.
Jim DeSantis works out of a bases loaded situation with Don’t Be A Sucker! Avoid These Debt Consolidation Scams! posted at The Money Matters Blog by Jim DeSantis.
Tom Drake earns a save with 10 Ways To Reduce Your Water Bill | The Canadian Finance Blog posted at The Canadian Finance Blog.
Philadelphia has the Phanatic. San Diego once had the chicken. The Mets have a weird face on a baseball, Mr. Met. The Royals have Sluggerrr the lion. Youppi disappeared with the Expos, but Bernie the brewer is still making beer in Milwaukee. Every team needs a mascot–someone to keep the fans motivated. That’s exactly what these bloggers do–they provide that motivation.
Baker gets the crowd personally involved with May’s Budget Recap, Net Worth Update, & Future Battle Plans | Man Vs. Debt posted at Man Vs. Debt.
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- Will: I started rolling my own and found that the technology is a lot better than when I was a lot younger. The...
- James: I pay 8$ for two big loads+ free drying. I do laundry once a month or twice. my sisters bill went up by 150$...
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