Here are's favorite personal finance posts from other places this week.

1. How Much Do You Spend on Groceries?

Give Me Back My Five Bucks — Krystal Yee writes in response to a commenter who didn’t believe her grocery budget could be so small (under $200 a month). Her response, and personal financial tips for making that budget work, are worth checking out.

2. Markets at an all time high? Jump in

Punch Debt in the Face — Debt-puncher Ninja explains why “buy low, sell high” isn’t always the best advice  — at least when it’s treated that simply. He explains how that applies to real estate and the stock market.

3. Home Staging Tips That Will Get You the Sale

One Smart Dollar — This one’s for folks on the other end of the real estate market. Sean Bryant’s tips can help boost the curb appeal of your home and sell it faster.

4. An Example of How to Save a Bundle on a New Car

Free Money Finance — Everybody has advice on how to buy a car. But not everybody goes into detail about how to talk dealers down over email, ultimately saving $3,500.

5. The 10 Best Ways to Get FREE Flights

DoughRoller — These range from the painful (being bumped to a next-morning flight) to the painless (getting companion tickets through credit card rewards) but they’re all good.

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