Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie. The carnival features some of the most recent blog posts on the web from budgeting to career and education. The carnival is hosted every second week by My University Money and if you would like to submit to future editions of the Carnival you can do so here. If you’re a blogger and your post was selected, please remember to link back to the Carnival host within the next few weeks. Have a great rest of the weekend!
Matt @ Budget Snob writes Easy Ways to Start Saving – Today we live world where being a big spender is a symbol of status and is seen as positive, but saving money and frugality were once considered great virtues.
Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Top personal finance tips for young adults – As with many things in life, learning to handle finances correctly takes time and practice. Unfortunately, very few people ever get the education and direction that they need and so must learn how to handle finances on their own.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes August Net Worth: +1.90% The calm before the storm – This month I talk about how we did in August with our finances but I also talk about how much money we did spend on shopping at the mall and purchases such as a laptop. The point of the calm before the storm means that we can’t prepare for all situations where we need to go out and spend money but in some cases it is necessary.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes You Are A Sole Proprietor: How About A Solo 401(k) – I am seeing more and more people quit the corporate America lifestyle and venture into becoming their own business owner.
Robert @ Beat The 9 to 5 writes Why Entrepreneurs Are Afraid of the Truth – Have you ever heard the saying, Nobody will tell you your baby is ugly? It’s true! The same is true with entrepreneurship. I’ve watched and seen too many entrepreneurs crash and burn because they were afraid to admit the truth – their baby was ugly. And, just like with babies, nobody wants to tell them that their idea is terrible!
CAREER & EDUCATION
Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes When in Doubt…Go Back to School? – Remember when you thought you would get a job right out of school? Then remember how hard it was to actually find a job post-grad? Well moving to a new city is no different, and since I have a lot of free time on my hands job-hunting I’ve been thinking about going back to school.
Adam @ Money Bulldog writes Would Taking on a Second Job Suit You? – Many people have at some time in their life considered a second job, but would a second job suit you?
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Stepping Up: 5 Tips for Getting Promoted – There are simple actions anyone can take to position themselves for career advancement. Here are 5 tips for getting promoted in any work environment.
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes 13 Ways to Control Your Student Debt – With fall upon us, it’s time for the leaves to start changing, the air to start getting brisker, and of course, the students to return to the colleges.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Tips for Landing a Job Through Craigslist – Learn three practical steps to help you get a job through craigslist. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to stand out from others.
Martin @ Studenomics writes The Article About Money I Wish I Read Before College (Open Letter to All Students) – Lessons I had to learn the hard way.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Two strategies for financial independence and matters to consider – In this article I discuss two strategies for financial independence and the matters one ought to consider within each of those.
Christopher @ This That and The MBA writes Plan Ahead for Short Term Emergencies – An emergency may be unexpected, but it is not necessarily unforeseeable. If you’re not planning for life’s emergencies ahead of time, you may end up turning to short term loans as your only way to finance them.
Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money writes Buying a Car: Should You Pay Cash or Get a Loan? – One of the big questions you’ll face when buying a car is how you want to pay for it. Will you pay with cash or will you finance? I think that there are pros and cons to each option, and certain situations that favor one over the other. So today I’d like to discuss those variables and explain how we arrived at the decision for ourselves.
Amanda Grossman @ ReadyForZero Blog writes The Top 5 Mental Challenges of Paying Off Debt and How to Cope with Them – The hardest part of getting out of debt is not always the math and sometimes it’s not even the money. The greatest challenge is often perseverance. This post takes on the common mental challenges of paying off debt so you can tackle the challenges and then your debt!
Grayson @ Debt Roundup writes How You Can Get Rich Quick – The Truth Of Making Fast Cash – So, you want to know how to get rich quick? Doesn’t everyone! I wanted to write this to show you how you can get rich quick and live the life you have always wanted. You might love those late night infomercials telling you that if you buy their book or course, they will show you how to make so much money that it will be mind boggling. The only problem is that those people are the only ones getting rich quick. I am going to show you the real truth about making money fast.
ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes Flashlight Tag Remembered – A Fun Frugal Game – A incredible fun frugal game from my childhood was a game called Flashlight Tag. For me, it was a very positive experience and one that I’m happy to share!
John S @ Frugal Rules writes Cancel Your Cable, Save Thousands and Become More Productive – Spending money on cable television can often cost you over $100 per month and can add up quickly. If you’re looking to cut costs, save money and become more productive then cutting the cord can be a great option to look at.
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes How to Cancel Your Cable When You’re Addicted to a Show – One reason cable customers hesitate to cut the cord is because they are addicted to individual shows. Here are some strategies for getting rid of your cable while not sacrificing your wants.
Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Why You Should Choose Stocks – Here are 5 reasons why you should choose stocks as your primary investment.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Don’t Be Kept In The Dark About The Costs Of Investing – The more oversight, personal involvement, and attention you give to your portfolio, the better positioned you’ll be. Understanding the costs of investing becomes easier for investors with the more you learn.
Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Planning your Retirement? Here are 8 Mistakes to Avoid – A recent national survey showed that over 85% of all respondents weren’t confident that they would be able to retire comfortably based on their current retirement plans.
MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central writes What Is a Non Deductible IRA and How Do I Contribute To One? – Very few people realize that you can contribute to a non deductible IRA regardless of your income level and still enjoy tax free investment growth. Here are some things that can help you get the most out of your savings.
Monica @ Monica on Money writes 7 Things I Refuse to Give Up to Save More Money – I love saving money (who doesn’t) and some would even say I’m cheap! So I recently started looking for ways to save money on everything, but there are 7 things I refuse to give up to save more money.
Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes Financial Foundations: Creating a Filing System for Financial Success – When it comes to saving money there are the normal pieces of advice like skip the lattes, use coupons, and set up automatic deposits to your savings account. These are great pieces of advice but you need to have your financial foundation set up first.
Jon @ Novel Investor writes Are You Saving Enough For Retirement – Do you really know how much you need to save? My guess is you’re not saving enough for retirement. Follow these three steps to get on track.
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes 4 Pieces of Money Advice for Gen X – Although still young there are some of the different ways you can still compare with the future.. This is especially important when it comes to your boring answers when it comes your finances. You have a word to budget or you have not when it comes to best spend the day.
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Transitioning to One Income – One of the most interesting changes my family is facing is a transition to one income.
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