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Lifestyle Carnival: Spring Edition

Spring

Welcome to the first carnival I’m hosting here at Weight Chronicles which is the 48th edition of the Lifestyle Carnival. It’s the Spring edition because for some it’s been a long, cold winter and those first signs of Spring are refreshing.  There’s something about budding plants and flowers that perk up the day!

There are many great articles to share with you so without further ado, let’s get started.

 TRAVEL

Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Little house in Guatemala, week 20-21 – Life update fixing up a little house in Guatemala

Thomas @ Journey Scout writes Don’t Spend the Earth on Hotels – We’re all feeling the pinch at the moment, but its vital you go on holiday just to keep your sanity. Well the least you can do is save on the hotel cost, its a start, and heres how.

John @ Imperative Travel writes Everyone Hates Insurance Companies…How to Pay them Less – For all those sick of spending a fortune on travel insurance, here is how to save some money on it for a change.

Simon @ Camp Travel Adventure writes Learn How to Finance ALL your Travel Plans – We would all love to go travelling and not worry about money, here’s a few tips to help you get there.

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Travel Tip: A Shoulder (Season) to Lean On – Traveling during it can save you 30% on airfare and hotels. Is it worth it? I think that depends on your budget and your goal of travel. Personally, I imagine that the Louvre is just as good in the spring as it is in the summer. It is probably even better due to less foot traffic in the off-season.

harry campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Save Time and Money When Traveling Through Airports – Maybe I haven’t traveled in a while but when did airports become such a rip-off? Just this month, I’ve traveled over 7,000 miles on 3 round trips with another trip to Philadelphia scheduled for next week and everywhere I go I can’t believe how expensive things are.

John S @ Frugal Rules writes How to Afford Your Summer Vacation Ideas – Spring is here which means the summer travel season is soon upon us. There are a number of ways you can be frugal in your travel choices yet still have a great summer vacation.

Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes We Quit Our Jobs With $26,000 To Travel the World –  This is a guest post from Filling in the Dots about how the author quit her job, and her and her significant other decided to travel the world.

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning writes If You’re a Twentysomething Who Wants to Travel, What Should You Do? – What if you’re in your 20s and struck by wanderlust? How can you scratch the itch without going bankrupt or being stranded in some remote town in Uzbekistan?

Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes Thailand Travel Tips that Your Guidebook Won’t Tell You – I traveled around Thailand for close to a month and man did I learn a number of things that my trusty Lonely Planet guidebook did not prepare me for!

FASHION

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes Ten-Plus Tips for Recycling Your Favorite T-Shirt – Don’t throw away that favorite t-shirt! If it’s out of date or (sigh) too small for you to wear any more, there are still plenty of things to do with it:

HEALTH

Mrs. PoP @ Planting Our Pennies writes Update To GympAct Review – Gympact Anywhere – Good financial habits and good fitness habits can build on one another – Gympact keeps making that easier as they introduce new features. Check out Mrs. PoP’s review of Gympact’s latest feature that lets you earn money by working out at home.

Alexis @ FITnancials writes Healthy Lifestyle Rules – Many people don’t know where to start or what to do when starting a healthy lifestyle. People have been raised their whole life eating foods that have a longer shelf life than ever before. Exercising is not in their vocabulary. The only type of movement in their lives consisted of walking to the kitchen to get more food and plop back down in front of the television.

ENTERTAINMENT

Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes 5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate – Looking forward to celebrating that birthday or special event with friends and family? Are you worried that your budget will make it difficult to plan a memorable celebration? By thinking out of the box and using items you already have, you can create lasting memories without breaking the bank.

Marie at Family Money Values @ Family Money Values writes WHEN IS THE COST OF A CONFERENCE WORTH IT? – If you can get any one of these six things from the conference, going is probably worth the cost.

WEALTH AND RETIREMENT

Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog writes Save Money by Barter: Is the Act of Bartering Gone? – While there seems to be some stigma attached to the act of bartering—it implies that you’re hard on money, or that you can’t afford the services yourself—I don’t think most people would be offended if they were approached with a barter situation especially if it’s for a service they really need.

Nick @ A Young Pro writes Career Advice: Be An Entrepreneur – Take charge of your career. Learn how to think like an entrepreneur and apply that knowledge towards your career success.

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Popular Ways of Earning Passive Income – So you’ve decided to set up a passive income! Now you need some ways to earn. Read on for five popular and effective ways and how they could work for you.

HOBBIES

Robert @ Kids Ain’t Cheap writes The Family Easter Tree – One of the decorations that my husband’s family introduced me to many years ago though was the Easter tree.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Calendar of Environmental Events Around the World – Every year there are many environmental events around the globe that one can take part in. We have put together a month by month list of events you can get involved in, along with the links to each one.

GOOD EATS

Tamar @ DeviledEggs101.com writes How To Make Deviled Eggs – Easter is coming up and many families would love to turn their Easter Eggs into Deviled Egg treats. Here, you will learn how to make deviled eggs as well as a number of unique recipes your family will enjoy.

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Mr.CBB’s Crockpot Beef Stew – This crockpot beef stew is easy to make and easy to eat and won’t break the budget. Serve this stew with an easy to make Soda bread to soak up all the flavorful juices.

This brings the 48th edition of the Lifestyle Carnival to an end.  Submit your blog article to the next edition using the carnival submission form at Blogger Carnivals.

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