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Festival of Frugality #167: Dr. House Edition

By: Green Panda | Date posted: March 03, 2009 (8:00 am) | Write a Comment (50 Comments)


Welcome to the 167th edition of the Festival of Frugality! There were many great posts and to make it easier to find what you’re looking for, I’ve organized the submissions into categories: Editor’s Choice, Budgets, DIY Frugal Hacks, Frugal Living, Food Tips and Recipes, Banking, Credit, and Investing, Money Management, Education, and Fun.

The theme for the festival is House M.D. I’m a huge fan of the show and thought it would be great to have some of my favorite quotes and some Twitter friends’ quotes.

Editor’s Choice

There were a lot of great articles to read, so this was tough. I tried to pick some great posts from different topics.

Dr. Cameron: What are you gonna do?
Dr. House: I thought I’d get your theories, mock them, then embrace my own. The usual.


So many good posts and a lot of helpful tips with starting, optimizing, and fixing your budget.

House “It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what.”(SimplyForties)

DIY Frugal Hacks

Being Frugal apparently means having many talents.  A lot of bloggers shared their skills and I think you might enjoy learning from their posts.

Foreman: “I think your argument is specious.” House: “I think your tie is ugly.” (Poorer Than You)

Frugal Living

Being Frugal isn’t a technique or two. It’s a lifestyle. The great part in that is everyone chooses how they are frugal. There are no hard and fast rules.

Dr. Wilson: Your real fear is me having a good relationship
Dr. House: Yes, it keeps me up at night. That and the Loch Ness Monster, global warming, evolution, other fictional concepts.


Food Tips and Recipes

Until this Festival, I did not realize how many frugal people love cooking. If you love food, here’s the section for you.

Dr. House: You let her greedy fingers right into my cookie jar. Which, sadly, is not as dirty as it sounds.

Banking, Credit, and Investing

Watching your money is imporant to frugal people and they have great ideas on keeping it safe and growing.

Dr. House: Less money is made by biochemists working on a cure for cancer than by their colleagues struggling valiantly to find ways to hide steroid use.

Money Management

These five posts offer sound advice with managing your money. Keep them in mind and you could be a bit wealthier this year.

Dr. House: See, this is why I don’t waste money on shrinks, cause you give me all these really great insights for free.


Education is a great investment and frugal people realize that value is important; not just costs.

Dr. House: I’m a jerk to everyone. Best way to protect yourself from lawsuits.

Fun Stuff

These posts defy the other categories and so are place in their own. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Dr. Cameron: I have fun.
Dr. Chase: Yeah, she’s got some scheduled for February.  dr-house

Thanks for catching the Festival this week! Next week’s Festival of Frugality will be hosted over at Funny about Money.

Photo Credits: Nessa Landdaughter of chaucerclegga87

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  1. Comment by Cathy @ Chief Family Officer — March 3, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    Thank you so much for hosting a fun carnival, and including my article!

  2. Comment by the weakonomist — March 3, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    Great list! It’s going to take me all day to scan everything.

    Oh and I love House. House and 24 are the only shows that come on network primetime that I can stand to watch. Great theme choice!

  3. Comment by Green Panda — March 3, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    @Cathy: Thanks for participating in the Festival. Lots of submissions and yours was just perfect. Please visit again :)

    @Weakonmist: It was fun, but I had a ton to read!

  4. Comment by HowToMe — March 3, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    Thank you for hosting. Lots to read :-)

  5. Comment by Penelope @ Pecuniarities — March 3, 2009 @ 8:36 am

    I love House! Thanks for hosting and for including my post. Have a great day.


  6. Comment by Nicki at Domestic Cents — March 3, 2009 @ 8:40 am

    Thanks so much for hosting and including my article. I love the show House! :)

  7. Comment by SunFinancial — March 3, 2009 @ 8:51 am

    Thanks for hosting the festival!

  8. Comment by bankman — March 3, 2009 @ 8:52 am

    Thanks for hosting the carnival this week, and for including my article.

  9. Comment by FFB — March 3, 2009 @ 8:54 am

    Great festival! There are certainly some days I wish I could at like House (if only I had the intellect)! Thankfully though I don’t act on it. Don’t think i could get away with it long. Haha.

  10. Comment by J. Money — March 3, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    omg House is soooo freakin’ funny – i love him. great job hosting!

  11. Comment by My Life ROI — March 3, 2009 @ 9:51 am

    I echo the sentiment that House is an amazing show.

    Thanks for including me in the frugal living section :)

  12. Comment by Jenn Fowler @ Frugal Upstate — March 3, 2009 @ 10:04 am

    Great festival! As always, there is too much great stuff to read. . . if only there was more time in the day.

  13. Comment by $ Money Savin' Momma $ — March 3, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    Thanks for hosting the carnival and including our article about 25 ways to save money and bargain shop!

  14. Comment by SimplyForties — March 3, 2009 @ 10:39 am

    Great job! I love House too. Thanks for including my article and choosing it as an Editor’s Choice! Consider yourself Tweeted, Stumbled & Linked to! Have a great day GP!

  15. Comment by Funny about Money — March 3, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

    House!! My favorite TV show after My Name Is Earl! Great quotes, nice pix. Thanks for hosting, and thanks for including Funny’s report on the grocery pool.

  16. Comment by ChristianPF — March 3, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

    Thanks for the inclusion!!

  17. Comment by Green Panda — March 3, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

    @ SimplyForties: Thank you for your support!

    Thank you all for your participation, I’m going to try to get the word out on your posts! Like many of you I love House’s quips and the show is a favorite of mine.

    I’m hoping this Festival benefits everyone, so please tweet your favorite posts from other bloggers too!

  18. Comment by Monitor Bank Rates — March 3, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

    Thanks for including us.

  19. Comment by Dawn/FFL — March 3, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

    Thank you for hosting Green Panda, I got my link back put up.
    Job well done.

  20. Comment by Miss M — March 3, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

    Thanks for hosting and including my post, fellow pet lover.

  21. Comment by Stephanie — March 3, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    Thanks for hosting.

  22. Comment by RC@Thinkyourwaytowealth — March 3, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

    Great job with the festival, and thanks for picking my article as an editor’s choice!

  23. Comment by PT Money — March 3, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

    Excellent job hosting the festival. Thanks for putting this together.

  24. Comment by G — March 4, 2009 @ 8:40 am

    Wow… a lot to read. Thanks!
    Would love anyone to take a look at my new webpage if you wish. I’m still new.

  25. Comment by The Digerati Life — March 4, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

    Oh gosh, I love Hugh Laurie — though I know him more from his appearances in Black Adder. I haven’t watched much of House, but maybe I should! Reason? Because I’m a hypochondriac and if I watch shows based on medical topics, it just triggers my anxieties further. Ack. :) Thanks for such a great hosting job and selecting our article as a special pick!

  26. Comment by Make Extra Money by Guest Blogging — March 7, 2009 @ 12:51 am

    This is a very good collection of articles. I am also a big fan of House.

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