I had originally planned (imagined in my head and apparently that’s where it stayed) great things for the first carnival on HPD, since so many carnivals are just boring. No offense, guys…I totally understand the logic behind it all. Really, it’s all good.
I was thinking about blog carnivals just the other day, while staring into my bong…just kidding…maybe? Lots of bloggers submit to multiple carnivals, so do they actually read and look over the carnival post, or just scan for their name/post to see if it’s included?
I’m guessing they scan. What do you think? What do you do?
Okay enough talk, let’s get this shit started already. One more thing, I have so graciously included pix of not only hot chicks, but some okay-looking blokes as well. I can’t just ass–u–me everybody wants to check out hot chicks—I’ll try to keep that in mind.
BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Martin @ Studenomics writes The Secret Strategy For Being Able to Afford Things in Your 20s While You Try to Survive – Can you afford what you want?
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Are Not For Profits Becoming For Profits? – There are many types of businesses that you can begin if you are thinking about starting a career change.
CAREER AND INCOME
Mike @ The Financial Blogger writes How You Can Make Money From What You Do Every day For Free – Can you make money from what you already do?
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Passive Income: What is it and why should you care? – Passive income is a valuable asset for any family. Find out what it is exactly and how to develop it yourself.
DEBT AND CREDIT
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Why Young Adults Need to Use Credit Cards – Using credit cards is a great way to build credit, receive rewards, and protect yourself from fraud. Find out how easy it is to apply.
INVESTING AND SAVING
John S @ Frugal Rules writes 5 Investing Mistakes That Are Easy to Make – We all make mistakes, we’re human after all. Investing mistakes can not only be costly, but they can also have a major impact on the overall health and performance of your long term portfolio.
Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank writes Forex Currency Trading Basics For Beginners – A post aimed at beginners for helping people understand the basics of Forex trading
Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes How to Start Saving Money (Even if you’re always broke) – Each month our debt was growing, so how could I save 10% of nothing or $50 we didn’t have? Everybody has to start somewhere; otherwise they will never start at all. Small changes over time can make a big difference, so if you’re not ready to make dramatic changes to your finances…at least start with baby steps.
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Top 4 Ways to Get Your Finances Under Control – A little organization can go a long way, so gather your bank statements, utility bills and final notice letters together and take control of your finances.
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes How We Made Saving Fun – We set a goal of saving or earning an extra $300 so we could buy an iPad. One small change made all the difference!
FMF @ Free Money Finance writes Build a Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio in 4 Easy Steps – In my previous guest post, I wrote about the reasons why successful investors choose dividend investing as their core strategy. Unfortunately, picking just any dividend stocks is not enough to guarantee that you will make money on the stock market. In order to avoid the dividend traps, it’s important to have a sound investing strategy. Here’s how you can do it in 4 easy steps.
BF @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes The Overlooked Wealth Building Trait – Become a millionaire with one money behavior and one wealth building trait.
Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes Don’t Be a Sponge – When you make extra money, don’t absorb it like a sponge! Save it instead.
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Budgeting and Your Priorities – Budgeting helps you live a life that is in line with your priorities. Pretty cool right? Maybe you never thought of it that way but it really does.
MR @ Money Reasons writes My Almost New Car And Why It Rocks – Read why I love my (almost) new car and how it was money well spent for the ride!
IIW @ Invest It Wisely writes Handling the Uncertainty of Self-Employment – Being a self-employed couple, we worried about the normal things like making enough to pay our bills. We had to change our mindsets in order to function well while working from home.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
Jules Wilson @ Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet writes A Guide To Why You Should Protect Your Family With Life Insurance – [The following is a guest post about the importance of life insurance…] It’s not easy to confront your own mortality and, while considering life insurance can feel a little gruesome, it’s actually the most important and prudent step you can
REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Moving Out of Town for Your Spouse’s Job – Moving out of town can be an overwhelming, emotional experience… but when you’re pulling up your roots because of your spouse’s job, it’s even tougher.
RETIREMENT AND TAXATION
Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey writes A Detailed Look Inside TurboTax’s Online Tax Preparation Platform – What is Free and What Must You Pay For? – The purpose of this post series is to dissect each of these 3 most popular programs one-by-one to determine what they offer, what is free, and what you need to pay for. This post starts off the series by dissecting the Turbo Tax program.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Our Current Retirement Preparations – Ever since we started attacking the rent house mortgage, we put our early retirement on auto-pilot. Now we have to take another look at our retirement planning.
There you have it, the first finance carnival done Alice style. Was it as boring as usual or did you enjoy the pix?