It’s time for another Yakezie Carnival. I can’t believe how much this has grown since the beginning. There were so many great articles submitted, so let’s just get right into it! I will just announce that I am moving closer to my goal to lose 100 lbs!
Kraig @ Young, Cheap Living writes 10 Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults – As he gets another year closer to turning 30, Kraig examines what he’s learned about personal finance in his twenties and shares 10 tips on personal finance that he’s learned so far.
Dr. Dean @ The Millionaire Nurse Blog writes 100 Words On How To Become “Well To Do!” – Want to be financially successful? Check out this short mantra, and repeat it daily.
John @ Married (with Debt) writes Debt Payoff Calculator – How to Use One – A debt payoff calculator takes your debts owed and interest rates and tells you how long it will take to pay them off. An important tool.
Jeremy Waller @ Personal Finance Whiz writes 5 Reasons to Keep Your Credit Report Up To Date – Many people think that their credit reports reflect only up-to-date, accurate information, but unfortunately many people would be wrong. About 79 percent of reports contain some type of error, with 25 percent containing errors serious enough that lenders will deny you new lines of credit.
Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Having Only One Car Saves Us Money-Even Though it Sucks – It’s been over two years now since my husband’s car broke down for good. It was a sad day, but sometimes things have an upside. I have realized that there are other ways that having only one car saves us money, aside from the obvious ones.
The Planner @ Provident Plan writes What is Rich? What does it Mean? – Defining what is rich and/or wealth alters our understanding of ourselves and our mission in life. Find out why.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Guests are Coming: Does the Entertainment Book or CityPASS Offer More Savings? – We are so excited and feel very blessed that our home was chosen for a Grossman reunion.
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Public Service Compensation – The Next Bubble? – Is public service compensation the next bundle? Opinions will vary.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes How to Get a Job without Experience – Are you looking to switch careers or get a new job? If you are just graduating from college and are trying to get a job in this economy it may be pretty difficult. There is a lot of competition out there and even if you had a job in college, odds are that there is someone with longer work experience.
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes Common but Avoidable IRA Tax Mistakes – Learn more about common IRA tax mistakes. Find out if you are making avoidable mistakes.
KT @ Personal Finance Journey writes Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year by Making These Four Drinks at Home – We spend a lot on beverages. Take a typical Saturday – you may grab some coffee in the morning and spend anywhere from $2 to $6, depending on the drink you buy.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes The Price of Being Organized – Find out what it cost me to buy a new desk and become more organized.
Steve @ Money Infant writes Our Bangkok Budget – At last the much hyped and long awaited Bangkok budget! Keep in mind that this budget is for 2 adults and a 2 year old living in what is considered one of the more expensive places to live in Bangkok.
MR @ Money Reasons writes Are You Trying to Become Financially Independent? – I admit it, I wasted time on wasteful activities, but now I want to be rich and I’m changing my direction. Now I have a plan, do you?
MMD @ MyMoneyDesign writes What Would You Do With An Extra $1,000? – Having just received $1,000 from my previous escrow balance, should I totally blow it or do something responsible? Let’s explore the options and see all the things you could do with an extra $1,000.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes The 3 L’s of Success – The 3 L’s of Success is the twelfth in a series of articles to help you reach your goal.
Princess P @ Portfolio Princess writes Why Females are Better Investors – Women are better investors because they take a calculated approach to risk and investing in the stock market. Low volatility portfolios come with patience.
Daisy @ Add Vodka writes Start Off On The Right Foot: Tips for Interns (Or Newbies in General) – How to do well at an internship and impress your boss
Money Infographics @ Money Infographics writes Frugal Commuter Special [Infographic] – Infographic on commuting and what to consider if you get public transport or drive.
Van Beek @ Stock Trend Investing writes S&P 500 Stock Investing Infographics – This post shows an Infographics about investing in the S&P 500. It compares the different results from different investment strategies.
Kevin @ Thousandaire writes What If I Don’t File My Taxes On Time? – If you can’t file your taxes on time then you can file for an extension and save yourself a lot of penalties and interest.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Saving Money By Negotiating Health Care Costs – My last post was about how the country could save money if everyone was more conscious of medical costs and limited their use for times when they really needed a doctor.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Zen and the art of motorcar ownership: how much are our car ownership costs, really ? – Read about the Zen car concept, perhaps it could work for you too!
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes You’re Emancipated From Paying Taxes…At Least For A Few Days – In 2012, taxes aren’t due until April 17th, two days later than usual. But do you know why?
Kathleen @ Frugal Portland writes My Contributions to Charity – I explain why I give and ask for advice on the next place to give.
Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes 6 Ways to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning This Year – Spring cleaning your finances each year will give you a similar “clean” feeling, as well as netting some pretty significant savings. Here are some tips for “financial spring cleaning” you can use:
Money Cone @ Money Cone writes Online Banking: Depositing a Check from Home – Banks and credit unions have kept up with the times and many are offering e-deposit of your checks! All I need is an iPhone or a scanner!
Eric @ Narrow Bridge Finance writes Why I Hate People Who Give Bad Tips – I recently read a post with an interesting theory on tipping. I like and respect the author of the post, Len Penzo, though I disagree with his opinion this time around. However, it was when I read the comments I wanted to scream and start punching people. Here is what you really need to understand about tipping and the service industry.
Denise Gabbard @ Write and Get Paid writes 10 Work from Home Jobs poised for Major Growth – Telecommuting is gaining ground everywhere and the growth of “pajama jobs” and income is just beginning—here are 10 areas worth looking into if you have ever considered kicking the 9 to 5 grind to the curb.
Mr. Money @ Smart on Money writes Is It Hard to Get By on a Six Figure Income? – I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of stories lately about how one family or another is having a hard time getting by, on incomes that are a bit above the average. Why are they having such a hard time making ends meet? There could be any number of reasons – from gross overspending to not keeping a budget of any kind.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Birth Control for the Financially Frugal – I’m trying to figure out which birth control method is the most cost-effective. Tubal ligation? IUD? Pills? The answer isn’t as simple as you’d think.
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Avoid Starbucks and Make your Own Gourmet Mocha Coffee! – Use this awesome mocha recipe to avoid Starbucks and help you save money. it is not only tasty but fun to make, now go grab some coffee!
Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Gym Memberships – Using Money To Motivate You – All of us need ways to motivate ourselves to get things done. One of the biggest motivators is money. Thank you for your consideration.
Tyler @ Poor Student writes Save Money With Coupons – Money comes in lots of forms, not all of it is doled out by the government. If you look carefully in the store you are shopping at you are likely to find some cash lying around.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Give Yourself Financial Hope – Saving for a rainy day, being frugal with your money and following your budget are all great things to do to keep your financial aspirations on track – but they do get old.
Luke @ Learn Bonds writes To Bond or not to Bond, That is the Question – Several great tips from bond market pros on how to get the most out of your bond investments in today’s low yield environment.
YFS @ Your Finances Simplified writes Stop paying your mortgage today!… and be a victim! – A few days ago a friend of mine placed a very interesting link on my wall and included this message: This story made me think of your blog. Dominique, I would love to hear your opinion on this.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Small Furniture: Time to Furnish Your Tiny Home – Proper use of space is crucial and much creativity needs to be in place to furnish these small homes. Now more than ever, there are many companies that are focused on creating furniture and accessories for small living.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes It’s Raining Cash! We’re Giving Away $550 bucks…. – Welcome to the $550 It’s Raining Cash Giveaway hosted by Giveaway Promote and The Penny Hoarder.
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Public Service Compensation – The Next Bubble? – Is public service compensation the next bundle? Opinions will vary.
Ryan @ Early Retirement Investments writes About The Baby Boomers Already Flocking to Retirement – The Baby Boomers Are Already Flocking to Retirement! Read more to find out!
Jeffrey @ Money Spruce writes Famous Money Movie Moments and Lessons (with Video!) – Money movies are entertaining, but you can learn something from them, too! Here’s a few of the best moments that are not only funny but also have great lessons.
Earth and Money @ Earth and Money writes What Do You Need In Your Cage? – While listening to a podcast about zoos, I was touched by a fascinating concept that can be related back to society, lifestyle, money and happiness. You see, at some level, we are all just animals in a cage.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Benefits Of High Deductible Health Insurance Plans – A high deductible health insurance plan is designed to provide for catastrophic coverage in case something happens to you, providing good coverage for a decent price.
Jason @ Work Save Live writes Should I Sell My Wife’s Wedding Ring? – Some say that a home is where you make it… However, reality is that we get attached to our homes and they end up being a place where memories are created and live forever. Instead of a house being a shelter (as they’re intended) they become our identity.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes We Found Our Dream Home!!! – Last Thursday morning, we were preapproved for a mortgage loan despite being self employed. Then we headed out just to browse. We found our dream home.
PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Is Passive Income only for the Rich? – Can only the rich create passive income or is there another way (besides investing money that you already have) to create passive income.
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Should You Sell Your Timeshare? – Timeshares soared in popularity over the past 15 years, but recently, as the economy has dipped; many individuals are reconsidering whether owning a timeshare is really worth it. During boom years, people thought timeshares were a great investment, similar to owning a vacation home, but without all of the other costs associated with it.
Jason @ Live Real, Now writes Net Worth Update – Now that my taxes are done and paid for, I thought it would be nice to update my net worth.
Matt @ Living in Financial Excellence writes Coupon Organization and Lingo – What do we do with all those wonderful coupons after printing and cutting? Start out by either using envelopes or an accordion filer. Or you can put together a coupon binder for under $30. I know $30 sounds a bit expensive, but trust me… it will hold hundreds of dollars worth of coupons and will pay off right away.
Mich @ BeatingTheIndex writes Marquee Energy: Undervalued Oil Junior with Strong Production Growth Ahead – Marquee is currently trading at a substantial discount compared to its peers even though it is one of a few oil weighted junior companies with strong production growth ahead.
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Save Money by Shopping in Pawn Shops – Learn how to save money by shopping in Pawn Shops
101 Centavos @ 101 Centavos writes Building Raised Garden Beds, Part 1 – Here is an article on how to build a raised garden beds!
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Types of Common Stocks – This Post was Originally published at Types of Common Stocks on Start Investing MoneyStocks are essentially partial ownership in a company. When you buy shares, you are buying a small piece of the company itself. Depending on the type of company, its size, and a variety of other factors, a stock may be classified a certain way.
eemusings @ Musings of an Abstract Aucklander writes On employment and independence – Independence is a great thing to aspire to but is true self-sufficiency really achievable?
Steve Zussino @ Canadian Personal Finance writes How to save money with Tankless Water Heaters – While tankless water heaters will save you anywhere between 20 and 50 percent on utility bills, they also come with a host of other benefits as well.
Shaun @ Smart Family Finance writes 10 things Entrepreneurs can learn from watching Ghostbusters: Top Ten Family Finance Posts #6 – Ghostbusters is a classic ’80s comedy, but it also teaches us a lot about entrepreneurship.
TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Why Investing in Real Estate Takes Time – Investing in real estate is a long-term approach to building income. Understanding that it takes time is important to realize now.
Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes A Simple Plan to Skyrocket Your Personal Economy – Do you know what’s the biggest marketing ploy ever in American history? You may think of John Pemberton who made Coke household name by trying to sell it as patent medicine. If so, you are not alone!The biggest marketing ploy ever was the system of withholding invented by our beloved government.
Steve Zussino @ Grocery Alerts Canada writes Saving Money with the Best Canadian Shopping Apps – Not only do the following 5 apps help save you money when it comes to showing you the best savings via coupons and price comparisons; they also enhance the overall shopping experience by saving you time with things like user reviews, match capabilities, and shopping math for frugal shoppers on the go. Plus, they are all completely free too!
FG @ Financial God writes Why Are Environmentalists Against North American Oil & Gas? – I don’t understand why environmentalists are supporting regimes that are well-known for their corruption and human-rights abuses, like Iran or Venezuela.
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Tools to Boost Small Business Growth – There are many tools available to help small business owners grow their businesses, but like many newly formed business money becomes the biggest constraint.
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Use Incentives to Pay off Debt – Paying off debt can be a lot easier when you use incentives to motivate yourself.
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Ask the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – I came across a new (new to me anyways) government site that has a ton of financial information on it. It’s called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
SB @ One Cent at a Time writes Basics of Insurance: Why we Need Insurance? – What is insurance? Insurance is all about playing defense, where as an investment is an offense. You protect yourself and your asset by having insurance and investments take care of future needs.
SB @ Finance Product Reviews writes American Express Serve Platform Review – Let it Serve You – American Express Serve is a new generation payment platform for your peer-to-peer money transfer needs. Will serve be able to edge past Google wallet and PayPal? What are the features for Serve platform?
James @ Short Road To Retirement. writes 401k Allocation Calculator – Provides a risk versus return analysis of investments over the last 20 years. Also provides a 401k allocation calculator that will give you the proper allocation to different investment classes based upon your age and risk tolerance.
Pam Whitlock @ The MoneyTrail Blog writes Raising Charitable Kids and Teens – Striking a balance between managing money and being charitable is a skill that takes practice.
PK @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job… writes Mega Millions Expected Value Calculator – A calculator to determine the expected value of an individual ticket in a Mega Millions drawing – based only on the listed prize money!
Kylie Ofiu @ Kylie Ofiu writes Money Making Challenge – Have you started? – A couple of weeks ago I started a challenge to find some money, then double it and continue to double it until it is over $1,000,000. I share what I am doing and what others can to make money.
Edward Antrobus @ Edward Antrobus writes Why I Avoid Cash – I avoid cash because I always wind up wasting it on stuff I don’t need. Like buying lunch when I brought one from home.
Philip Taylor @ PT Money Personal Finance writes Online Job Search Sites – Highlights 10 more targeted, unique job search sites than the big ones like Monster or CareerBuilder.
Brent Pittman @ On Target Coaching writes What Do You Teach Your Kids About Money? – What do you teach your children about money? A recent survey by T. Rowe Price revealed the state of the union regarding financial literacy and what actually teach our children about money.
Sicorra @ Tackling Our Debt writes Let’s Talk Money – The Series – With Anthony – This week’s interview is with Anthony from the well known blog Joyful Self-Manager. I was motivated to learn more about Anthony after reading his story on the About page of his blog. Anthony has overcome many financial challenges in his lifetime. Please check out his interview. Comments much appreciated!
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Establishing Spending Priorities – Depending on your financial situation, you may need to make some sacrifices. At the same time, you don’t want to let your budgeting prevent you from enjoying the things you love. To stay happy you need to establish spending priorities and spend a bit where it makes you happy.
Lina Zussino @ Baby Alerts Canada writes Top 5 kids clothing stores & some savings tips – There are quite a lot of choices when it comes to buying your kid’s clothing. Here are my top 5 choices for kids clothing stores, and some tips on how to get deals and discounts there.
Beating Broke @ Beating Broke writes Win the Lottery? Stay Anonymous, or No? – If you won a major lottery, would you remain anonymous if you had the option?
Robert @ My Multiple Incomes writes The Importance of a Schedule and Time Management – However, because I take the time to plan and organize, I can usually squeeze everything in that I need to in a day, and still have free time to hang out with my family and walk the dog. Here are some of my scheduling tips that you may find useful. I’d love to hear your’s if you have them!
Pat Huddleston @ Investor’s Watchblog writes SEC Shutters Alleged Municipal Bond Fraud – The SEC would be the first to tell you that they cannot stop fraud before it starts.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Should You Give Human Resources Access to Your Facebook Profile? – Human Resource departments, and employers in general, are becoming more interested in employee social profiles. Some are even asking for Facebook passwords.
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes How Much Information Should You Share? – A discussion of the amount of information that you should share, online and off, in an era when it’s easier than ever for anyone to find information.
J.P. @ Novel Investor writes How Long Should You Keep Tax Records? – Tax season is stressful enough just getting those returns finished and sent in time. Now you have to deal with filing away all those tax records. Or do you?
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