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Welcome to the 21st edition of the
Totally Money Blog Carnival.
This week’s carnival is in memory of all of those who have given their lives in defense of our country.
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster
I really enjoyed reading all the posts submitted this week. These editor’s picks especially resonated with me:
Are you a woman afraid of investing? Dr. Dean explains why
not investing carries risks too in Women Investors: An Oxymoron? posted at The Millionaire Nurse Blog.
Hobbies don’t have to cost you money. Jim at
Bargaineering presents Six Hobbies That Can Make You Money.
The Amateur Financier presents
Can You Make Money and a Difference With Social Impact Bonds? posted at The Amateur Financier. I’d never heard of Social Impact Bonds and I’m guessing you haven’t either. Interesting concept.
FastSwings presents How to Fund Your Start-Up Business. Steve provides great value in this post by giving us the pros and cons of each method and explaining how each works and who it’s best for.
Most Common Multiple Income Streams posted at My Multiple Incomes. You probably already have more than one.
How to Track Your Accomplishments at Free Money Finance.
Evan talks baseball and money at
Would You Take this Eight Figure Deal? Would You Offer it? posted at My Journey to Millions.
Control your Cash explains a partnership between Engineering and Business at
In college? Switch majors. TODAY. posted at Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense.
Lahesha Williams discusses the importance of networking in
How to Approach Friends of Friends for Job Opportunities, posted at Career Help For Christians.
Crystal shows us three ways to create passive income online with
How to Develop Passive Income at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff.
Five Reasons Why You Should Write for Residuals posted at My Work at Home Mom Blog. Retire early? Work less? Sounds good to me.
Kyle Berks explains one way to borrow after bankruptcy with
Qualifying for Personal Loans after Bankruptcy Discharge, posted at Integrated Loans.
A good business credit card is more than a line of credit. Glen Craig explains why with
Find the Best Small Business Credit Card for Your Business posted at Free From Broke.
Nathan Richardson shows you how a strong credit score can save you thousands at
What is a Good Credit Score? posted at ComplexSearch.com.
5 Ways to Help Your Friends Stay Out of Debt at Live Real, Now.
Miss T. presents a three step plan to get out of debt with
The ABC’s of Debt Reduction, posted at Prairie Eco-Thrifter.
Money Reasons presents
Debt Reduction and the 3 Steps For Creating a Repayment Plan posted at Money Reasons.
Having trouble making payments? Marjorie explains charged-off debts in a
Charge-off Guide posted at CardHub.com.
Think macroeconomics doesn’t have anything to do with you? Juan Haffer explains why it does with
Macro Trends, Your Finances, and Your Stress, posted at Blue Sauger.com.
If experience is the best teacher, you’ll want to read
Investing Tips from Personal Experience posted by Robert at The College Investor.
Teacher Man explains some fundamental investments in
Investing Basics – RRSPs, TFSAs and RESPs, posted at My University Money.
Trying to choose investments? Mike Piper explains that you may have skipped a step with
Asset Allocation Comes First. Then Fund Selection, posted at Oblivious Investor
Investor Junkie presents
OptionsXpress Launches oXSocial Social Network posted at Investor Junkie.
Craig Ford presents
Asset Allocation is the Biggest Investment Decision You’ll Ever Make at Money Help For Christians. Find out how he backs up this strong statement.
Jim Yih presents
Investing your TFSA, posted at Retire Happy Blog. Investment choices and associated risks are both covered.
Hemant Beniwal explains what you need to know about risky sector funds in
Sector Fund – The Complete Guide, posted at The Financial Literates.
Neal Frankle explains how to decide between investing in stocks or in bonds at
How Should I Invest Right Now? posted at Wealth Pilgrim.
How to Be Like Warren Buffet, posted at Usefulman.com. His advice may surprise you.
Beth Dargis explains how
Trifty Can Be Fun at My Simpler Life.
Gas prices got you down? Boomer encourages you to stay home.
Instead Of A Vacation, Plan A Staycation is posted at Boomer & Echo.
You’ve probably heard of Craigslist, but have you heard of Kijiji? Kevin presents
Moving Out? Don’t Throw That Old Furniture Away! Find a New Home for It with Kijiji posted at Invest It Wisely.
Do you have these in your home? Katherine Tworsey reveals the
10 Biggest Consumers of Electricity in Your Home at Compare Electricity Rates.
Alex Varley-Winter outlines different ways to eat seasonally in
Seasonal food: The Savvy Way to Snack?, posted at TotallyMoney.
Walmart has a new coupon policy. Anna tells about her experience with it at
Walmart’s Coupon Policy–They Do Give Cash Back, posted at Think ‘n Save.
Like movies? Suba explains how to
Watch movies for free…in theater at Wealth Informatics.
Jeri Ford explains how to save big money on airfare with
How to Make Your Own Lowest Rate Guarantee with Southwest | I Saved $500+, posted at Help Me Travel Cheap.
Car Longevity: How Far Will You Go to Save Money? posted at Squirrelers. Read it to find out how many miles you can put on a car.
Planning a Wedding for Under $1,000 in a Week posted at StupidCents. Under $1000? In a week? Either would be an accomplishment, but both? Congrats!
FamilyMoneyValues presents Half Price Day At the Thrift Store. She explains how her relationship with thrift stores has come full circle.
Aaron Elder presents
Is a purchase worth it? The Below Your Means Value Formula Can Help You Decide at Below Your Means. Something tells me Aaron likes math.
My Dollar Plan has some great information on How to Save Money on Purchases While Traveling Abroad. Her tips come courtesy of a honeymoon trip to Austria.
Warren Beatty (no, not THAT one) presents
There Is NO Free Lunch at Warren’s Right Wing Thoughts.
Marvin Grossman presents
Who pays when the government floods your home? posted at Insurance. Hopefully most of us won’t need to know the answer to this question.
Justin warns against falling for scams in
Beware of Those Who Bear Gifts, posted at Money Is The Root.
What can a campy comedy teach you about money? Find out at
Money lessons from The Naked Gun, posted at No Debt MBA.
Melissa has a date…with her finances. Read about
A Date with Finances at Mom’s Plans.
Tom Drake presents
What Would Cripple You Financially? posted at Canadian Finance Blog. Do you know the answer?
Marina K. Villatoro explains why so many women have trouble with money in
Money Management For Women posted at International Woman – It’s all about the Experience.
Retirebyforty needs some advice on
Should We Refinance The Rental Home?. You can weigh in at Retire By 40.
Thinking of putting in a pool? Read Darwin’s
7 Things Your Pool Contractor Won’t Tell You first at Darwin’s Money.
Hunter explains owner financing and warns of its risks in
Owner Finance Risks posted at Financially Consumed.
South County Girl makes a dental change in Putting my money where my mouth is literally.
Kay Lynn Akers explains why you should
Check Travel Bills for Bogus Charges at Bucksome Boomer.
Matthew Paulson explains
Investing in Peer-to-Peer Loans: The Tax Implications at Peer to Peer Lending News.
W-4 have you stumped? N.W. Journey presents
What is a W-4 Form? at Networth Journey.
How to Review and Update Your Homeowners Insurance posted at Moolanomy Personal Finance. Are you reviewing these two important aspects of your policy?
Jason shows us how to save money and save the environment at the same time with
Do You Freecycle? How I Share Using the Freecycle Network, posted at One Money Design.
Charles Chua C K presents
7 Things to Do Before You Retire posted at All About Living with Life. This isn’t your average bucket list.
Thanks for all who submitted posts. If you’d like to participate in next week’s carnival, you can
submit your entry here.
Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!