Its a Sunday and everyone who worked hard throughout the week deserves a break and the blogger who worked hard deserve some link love. So this brings me to the next edition of the Carnival. I am publishing this edition while I am outside and hence the away from home edition of the Carnival.
Once again, submissions with only one line descriptions are not included and purely commercial interests are also excluded. Some submissions did not make it due to editorial reasons.
Lance @ Money Life and More writes Moving Soon? How and Where to Get Free Boxes to Save Money – In addition to learning how to move I’ve also learned how to save money while moving. One of the biggest costs can be packing materials (moving boxes, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, etc.) and I’m going to share with you how I managed to get these items for free!
Robert @ My Multiple Incomes writes Guest Posting in a Changing Online World – This is pretty one-sided. You get massive traffic. You get your name and brand in front of other bloggers. And now, Google has a warning for spammy guest posting. As a result, many top blogs have started discontinuing accepting guest posts: Problogger, Kikolani, and the list goes on. So, is guest posting still the way to go? And how do you get out there?
Buck Inspire @ Buck Inspire writes Stop Your Services Mr. Telephone Man! – When moving to a new home, you of course need to setup utilities in your new place. But do you always remember to shut everything off in the old? Don’t pay for services you won’t be using anymore!
MMD @ My Money Design writes Wealth Creation Strategies That Are Within Your Reach – With the information age and all the resources that come with it, there are more wealth creation strategies and opportunities available to us than ever.
Gary @ Gajizmo writes How To Save Money – Saving money isn’t easy. There is really only so much you can cut from your budget, but knowing how to save money and finding creative ways to meet your financial goals can make all the difference between a fully-funded retirement and living on social security. Here are in-depth methods of reviewing your spending and finding savings.
Kevin @ Passiveincometoretire writes 4% Retirement Rule, Pros and Cons – The 4% retirement rule refers to a particular strategy that is used by retirees when they want to use their savings. The rule says that the best strategy when using your retirement savings is to withdraw about 4% of the savings every year, adjusting the sum for inflation every year.
Brent @ PersonalFinance-Tips writes What to do after Bankruptcy – Bankruptcy is one of the most significant events in life, comparable with marriage or divorce in its impact. However, unlike those two events bankruptcy is almost always a sign of bad times.
CT @ Cashtastrophe writes The Definition of a Recessionista – Many people have found themselves making financial cuts that they never would have considered before. Frugality is IN! There’s a term being thrown around these days, and that’s recessionista.
Steven @ MyDividendStocks writes Why would a Company not pay Stock Dividends – Dividends are an important part of the equation when you want to assess a company as an investment. Dividends that are paid out at regular intervals are a sure sign of the good health of a company. Therefore, companies pay out dividend not just to share their profits with their shareholders, but also to signal that their finances are in good health.
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Now We Can’t Trust the FTC to Protect Consumers? – CNBC has a very good 20 minute investigation on the whole “Is HerbaLife a Pyramid Scheme” question. What I found most interesting is the interview with the David Vladeck who was until recently the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the FTC.
Bank Free Credit @ Bank Free Credit writes What’s a Good Credit Score – when most people ask themselves, what is a good credit score? They are unsure, as it depends on what the credit score is needed for. Whether it be a house, a car loan, or just to qualify for a basic credit card.
Jacob @ AllPersonalFinance writes Should I invest in the Forex – The word forex is made up using two words: Foreign exchange. Forex trading refers to any trading in which one buys or sells one international currency against another. Every day, more than $4 trillion worth of forex trading is done all over the world, which should tell us that this is a huge market.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Bad Choices Can Be Costly – Many of my poor choices occurred when I was young and I had time to repair them. That’s not the case for an old friend. He knowingly made one terrible choice many years ago and has been paying for it ever since.
Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Why Do Professors Have Such Long Booklists? – One key trick that I learned while going to university (and also one we pointed out in our book), is to go to the first few classes before you plunked down hundreds of dollars of textbooks for a course.
John S @ Frugal Rules writes Is it Time to Get Out of the Stock Market? – There has been a lot of talk lately about the stock market with its “historic” highs and what investors should do. This is a great time to remember to stick to your investment plan and not give in to fear.
Nick @ A Young Pro writes Finding Your Passion – Back when I was applying for every job I could see I was also taking every interview that I could. I learned a lot from those interviews, and one of the first lessons that I learned was to show passion. Potential employees that are passionate stand out from the crowd. If you are energetic, enthusiastic, and can talk intelligently about certain topics, employers will notice that you are in it for more than just the job.
Jon Rhodes @ HypnoBusters writes Napoleon Hill – The Secrets of How To Think Rich – This article shows you the works of the great Napoleon Hill. He personally observed many geniuses and highly successful people, such as Thomas Edision and Henry Ford over more than 20 years. Hill boiled down his findings to show anyone how to think like these highly successful people.
Grayson @ Debt Roundup writes Who Do American’s Look To As A Financial Mentor? – As the US economy and the economies of the world sputter along, who can we look to as a financial mentor? Spending and consumption is out of control and we need help.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Let Your Coupons Expire and Save Money – In order to save money we need to stick to a plan and not spend more than we intended to do. There’s no shame in letting a coupon expire in order to stick to your grocery budget.
FMF @ Free Money Finance writes Confusion with Precious Metal Pricing – I noticed there are a TON of commercials for gold and silver investing. After a while I started keeping track of the advertisements, wondering what the difference would be from one company to the next. Service? Shipping? Something else? I thought that pricing would be the same. Boy, was I mistaken. I decided to do an experiment.
Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet writes 3 Unique Ways to Save Money – Do you like saving money? Who doesn’t, right? There is no reason to pay more for something if you don’t have to. There are so many ways that you can save money whether it is coupons, discounts, promo codes, you name it. Here are three unique ways that I have found to save money.
Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey @ My Personal Finance Journey writes Working From Home – Is it a Money Saver or Money Loser? – Whether you’re thinking of starting your own business or asking your current boss if you can telecommute, there are plenty of things to weigh when considering working from home. This post illustrates ways you may not have considered that working from home can both save you and cost you in the budget department: