And in the off chance you need some weekend reading I’ve got another carnival for you.
Here’s a wide collection of posts from across the PF blogosphere. Enjoy.
I’ll talk to you tomorrow. 😉
Carnival of Money Pros
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Get to Know Your Health Insurance Acronyms – ACA, HMO, PPO, HCSA — what do they all mean? We provide some explanations for those tricky health insurance acronyms. Read here.
Dominique Brown @ YourFinancesSimplified writes Rich People Are from Mars and the Rest of Us Are from Venus – If you believe for one second that rich people don’t think differently, I challenge you to name for me just one multi-million dollar lottery winner from 20 years ago that isn’t dead broke. Simply having a fortune fall into your lap does not guarantee continued wealth for you or your progeny.
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes The hidden financial cost of funerals – For those that may have noticed my writing has been a little sparse the last two weeks or so due to my being absent and distracted by a series of unfortunate
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes A Fun and Low-Cost Business: Selling at Flea Markets – You might be surprised how easy it is to launch a business as a flea market vendor. It’s a surprisingly fun way to make some extra cash on the weekend.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Why Extended Warranties Are A Waste Of Money – Retailers are pushing extended warranties with more fervor than ever, and consumers are buying. But in almost every case, they are a bad deal. Find out why!
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Give Up the Rat Race: Making Money Working from Home – Even those that are lucky enough to have jobs that are interesting and fulfilling, often wrestle with many of the complications that come with going to work.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Budget Boost: Sell or Swap Your Stuff to Help Your Budget – Need a financial boost? Here are some sites that allow you to sell or trade your current stuff for cash or other items.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes How Important Is Your Will For The Future Of Your Family – Having a will is important so that when you pass, you know your assets are staying with your family and not going to the state.
Don @ Money Reasons writes American Airlines Miles Credit Card seems like a Great Air Miles Reward Credit Card – I’m at a point in my life where I’m considering flying more, but I want to do so frugally.
IMB @ Investing Money writes Investing in Small Cap Stocks – Small cap stocks are defined as having a Market Cap of between $250,000 and $2 billion. Considering investing? Read here for more information.
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Dangerous Pets: Why It Affects You and Your Insurance – Some dogs will always be discriminated against. They can cause your insurance to void your policy, in some cases. Read for more information.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Who Will Take Care Of Your Aging Parents? – Generation X will have its first official fifty year old group next year.
Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes As I turn a year older, some thoughts on frugal birthday celebrations – Birthday celebrations don’t have to break the bank; here are some frugal ways that helped keep my celebrations from breaking the bank
Irfan @ Everything About Investment writes Top 20 Warren Buffett Investing Quotes of all time. – Warren Buffett, the fourth richest person in the world with net worth of $65 billion and arguably the world’s greatest investor. Whenever you hear Warren Buffett speak or read his annual letters to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, you can always take away a few words of wisdom. The legendary investor’s message is simple, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist not you need to have high IQ to be a successful investor.
John @ firststep finance writes Effectively Make Use Of Your Money. – It can be confusing to keep track of your finances. By being fully aware and pro-active, while keeping your eye on where your money is going you can save a lot of frustration in the future. Online banking can make it easier to track your funds, but you still must make an effort to track it manually. Never sell unless circumstances suggest it is wise. If you’re earning money with a particular stock, just let it be for a period. Consider any stocks that aren’t performing well, and think about
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes My First Weekend Driving For Uber and Lyft and My First Celebrity Passenger – As most of you know I recently signed up for Uber in order to take advantage of their ‘$500 Steal A Lyft Driver’ promotion (Ok I made up that name). Even though I started out with Lyft and I’m a bigger fan of their service in general it makes a lot of financial and business sense to drive for more than one TNC. We don’t know what’s in store for one company over another so it’s essential that you diversify your streams of income as a small business owner (remember we are all busines
Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes Making Time for Self Improvement – Good money management habits tell us we need to “pay ourselves first.” This means that when we receive income, our first priority should be in making contributions to our savings and investment accounts.
Lauren @ The Write Budget writes 5 Tips for Dressing Kids on a Budget – How to dress your kids without breaking the bank
Jerry @ Repaid.org writes What to Know about a 529 College Savings Plan – If you are asking yourself what a 529 plan is, you are not alone. In fact, it may be the best way to prepare for your child’s college years.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Staying annoyed screwed me out of a fortune or how to spot and create (business) opportunities – Limited employment and backward education systems mean that learning to create income by spotting and creating opportunities is vital.
Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes Should You Take a Vacation if You’re in Debt? – Your debt is stressing you out. Work is stressing you out. And you just need a little break from the normal day to day grind.
Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes Case Study: Can You Make Money Posting Ads Online? – Have you ever wondered if those ads claiming that you can make $100 a day posting ads is legitimate?
Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes Why you should make your pension a priority – You’d be surprised what you can learn in the park while throwing a slimy tennis ball around.
Larry @ KrantCents writes Is More Money the Answer? – If more money was the answer, what was the question?
Monica @ Monica On Money writes Broke and Bored? Have A Fun Summer Anyway – Summer used to be more exciting when I was in school and the end of exams meant some weeks off for vacation and fun in the sun.
Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes The Dangers of Black and White Thinking – I have often done what I call ‘all or nothing’ thinking. This is when you have the tendency to think all one way or nothing.
Cat @ Budget Blonde writes My First Viral Blog Post – The legendary blogger Jon Morrow describes a viral blog post as one that has been shared more than 1,000 times.
Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes The Educator Expense Deduction – Things to Consider – As an educator, you are no doubt aware that you can claim the money you spend on classroom supplies as a deduction on your taxes.
Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes What days of the week are the best to save money? – If you’re like most typical Americans you do most of your shopping during one or two days of the week and, if you’re looking to save money, that’s a habit you need to change.
Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes The Top 10 Things Every Consumer Needs to Know about Money – When it comes to financial literacy, Americans have been let down by the school system, a system that leaves them ill-prepared to deal with spending, investing, savings and so forth.
Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes 5 Tools That Every Blogger Should Use – I have a thing about pimping out products that I love. I think it’s fair to help people find things that make sense, and make their life easier.
Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes 3 Ways to Ensure You Have Money Left in the Last Week of the Month – We all know that when we look in our bank accounts during the week approaching pay day, it is more than likely that a few moths will fly out.
Sam @ The New Business Blog writes Small Advertising Budget? Pay-Per-Click is the Answer – With pay per click advertising, you can run a successful, highly measured advertising program that delivers an excellent ROI.
Katie @ IRA Basics writes When and How to Start IRA Withdrawals – Hopefully, when you went to open an IRA, you did so with the intention of using it for long term retirement needs.
Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes What to do if you run out of cash before payday – Many people are finding it difficult to make their money last until they next get paid.
Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Building Wealth on a Small Salary – Part Three – If you’re ready to get some more excellent advice on how to build wealth, even if you’re not making a huge amount of income, get comfortable and let’s get going!
Hadley @ Epic Finances writes 4 Investing Tips for Beginners – If you’re new to investing there are a lot of things that you need to learn in order to safely start investing your hard-earned money and using it to make more.
Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Do What You Love, Love What You Do – Do you have a favorite hobby or pastime? If not then you need to find one quick!
Amy @ Money Mishaps writes How to pay for car repairs with no money – If you’re one of the lucky ones that has already spent thousands of pounds on a new car, it is a little disheartening when the mechanic tells you that you need to pay for some serious emergency repairs before it’s safe to get on the road again.
Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Choosing the best bank account – Searching for a bank account can seem like a daunting task. There’s so much to consider before you open up an account and so much jargon to understand.
Matt @ Budget Snob writes Five Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Used Car – Purchasing a used car is a great way to avoid the hit of depreciation and drive away on a steep discount in comparison to new models.
Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes A Guide to Avios – Airmiles were once a popular way in which people could fly to faraway places without having to dig deep into their pockets.
Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Summer Tips for Saving Money at the Pumps – Summertime is here again and with it summer trips and the usual increase in prices at the pumps.
Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Sometimes it’s OK to Use the Store Credit Card! – Here’s an great example of when using a store credit card was an excellent idea.
Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes 4 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast – With the housing market looking troublesome and many people still tightening their budgets in the economic recession, finding the best buyers for your house can be tricky.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Fun, Frugal Summer Savings – The longer days give us more time to squeeze in activities, even for those that continue to work a 9 – to – 5 job. Yet, it needn’t break the bank. Here are a few ideas to reduce the costs:
Justin Kavanagh @ Justin Kavanagh Fitness – Burn Fat Build Muscle & Get Lean writes Procrastination and Exercise – A solution for “I’ll do it tomorrow” – Have you ever said “I’ll do my workout tomorrow” and when tomorrow does arrive you’re just sitting around or doing something else completely different?
Thomas @ i need money ASAP! writes Earn Money Online Fast With Clickworker – Lots of people are looking for ways to earn money online fast. If you want to earn money online fast then I’ve got a great site for you that pays between $8-$10 per hour and will pay out after just $1 in earnings.
Harry @ The Rideshare Guy writes How Much Did I Make Driving For Lyft & Uber on a Saturday Night in the OC/LA? – Even though I’m now a registered Uber and Lyft driver I haven’t had much time to drive for both platforms at the same time. I wrote about my first weekend doing both a couple weeks ago and the rides were overwhelmingly Uber. Even though I’m a part time driver, I really don’t have any set times that I like to drive though. I kind of just head out whenever I feel like it or whenever I’m bored.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Reader Question: How Can I Invest in Stocks? – So I have a financial question and if you already have an article about it I apologize, send my way! Do you have some of your money in aggressive stocks? If so which ones and how much? I’ve obviously been able to save money and it’s not making money sitting in the bank. I don’t want to invest in real estate yet but want to with stocks. Any advice would be amazing. Thank you!!
Hayley @ Disease Called Debt writes Are you a Debt Free Wannabe or Debt Freedom Achiever? – Many people (myself included not so long ago) spend a lot of time hoping and dreaming about finally getting rid of their debt for good without actually doing all that much about it. Actually wanting to get out debt unfortunately doesn’t mean that you WILL get out of debt. This post will inspire you to start taking action to clear your debts.
jeremy @ Modest Money writes How to Prepare Financially and Emotionally For Your Death – To avoid a situation where you don’t get the send off you deserve and your nearest and dearest are whacked by financial and emotional buckshot’s, it’s vital to get your house in order now by Sorting Out Your Will, Purchasing a Funeral Plan, Thinking About Organ Donation and Consider the memories you would like to leave behind for your family after your passing
Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes Want to Make More Money? Stop Making Excuses! – We all want to make more money but it can be easy to allow excuses to get in our way. Making excuses, on many levels, is one that is going to struggle at growing wealth. Time is against us, so the time to start making more money is now!
Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes Four Things to Look for When Buying a House – Buying a house can be a stressful time, making it easy to overlook many things. I share some of the things not to overlook in your home buying process.
The Shrike @ The Shrike’s Domain writes What I Learned About Money From Selling Drugs – Various things I picked up in the few years I was known to dabble in you-know-what.
Brad @ How to Save Money writes Learn to Haggle – Save Money using these tips to master Haggling
Mr. TMT @ The Money Template writes How To Plan A Wedding On A Small Budget and Make It Work – Weddings are special occasions that deserve to be celebrated with all fanfare. The economic situation of today makes it difficult for brides to make their wedding dreams a reality.
Megan @ Counting My Pennies writes Where Does Your Paycheck Go? – A friend recently got a new job and was trying to estimate her take home pay. I told her it would be around 65% of her gross income – I was wrong. Here’s how much of my paycheck I actually take home.
Alexa @ Everybody Loves Your Money writes Why You Shouldn’t Listen to Dave Ramsey – In the world of personal finance Dave Ramsey is made out to be a God. But here’s the thing, he’s changed A LOT over the past few years. Here’s why you shouldn’t listen to Dave Ramsey.
Mr.CBB @ canadian budget binder writes is there such thing as healthy debt? – When does owing money become healthy debt or unhealthy debt? When will you be debt free? Can you handle having debt? What does handling debt mean? These questions and many more can only be answered by… you!
John @ firststep finance writes Debt Consolidation In Your Plans? Look To These Tips. – You’ve read about debt consolidation? You have probably heard the term, but do not fully understand what is involved. Anyone with multiple creditors can use debt consolidation to fix their situation. Picking your plan wisely is the key. This article will teach you about debt consolidation and what it can do for you, as well as what to avoid. Prior to taking action, do a thorough review of your own credit record. To prevent the same mistakes in the future, you need to consider why you made the
Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes The Importance of Budgeting for “Fun Money” – Our budget is tight yes, but we still need to feel in control. The solution: budgeting just a bit for fun money!
Mario @ Debt BLAG writes Do student loans affect my credit score? – Your credit score affects plenty of aspects of your life; how does having and paying off student loans affect it?