Carnival of Money Pros

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Fairness In Spending On Kids – When I first heard the phrase (work smarter, not harder), I dismissed it as business jargon for (work harder for us with no extra pay).

Daisy @ Suburban Finance writes Getting Fit Without Spending a Fortune – Getting in shape without a gym membership is easy. Save money and slim down with some of our tips.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Let Me Tell You How It Was When I Was A Kid – Remember. Remember how thoroughly annoyed you got when your parents sat you down for that tongue lashing telling you about how spectacular your life is today

Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes 3 Things You Need to Know About Paying Off Debt – You’re on a mission to earn more and save as much as possible. There is only one thing standing in your way. Debt. To build a solid financial foundation you first need to free yourself from the burden of debt.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Are You Losing The Financial Game Of Life? – Are you losing in the financial game of life? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In 2008, 1 in 10 workers were made redundant.

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes 3 Ways To Save Less For Retirement – Nobody likes the idea of putting away lots of money that they won’t see for possibly many years. So what can you do to still have a sufficient amount saved for retirement, but save less money at the same time?

Corey @ 20s Finances writes 6 Tips for Recent Grads to be Smarter With Their Money – Everyone knows that after graduation, there’s a lot you need to do. One of the most important things you can do is learn to be smart with your money. Whether you already have a job, or you’re looking for one after school is out, here are some money tips to help you stay ahead.

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Saving From a Young Age – There is a big difference between saving on behalf of your kids and teaching them good savings habits so they can start saving on their own. Many parents want to put something away for their children’s future – perhaps to help them through college for example.

Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Remembering the “Pay Yourself First” Rule – Before my husband and I went self-employed, I had a 401k and hubby had a pension plan. Those went bye-bye when we did. Now we are adding more options.

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Money Terms You Need to Know – Read these critical money terms that you should know to be knowledgeable in the personal financial world.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Money saving tips for the Laundry – Simple and easy Money Saving tips for the laundry. It doesn’t have to expensive to keep your clothes clean!

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 5 Autumn Home Maintenance Tips – With winter approaching, it’s important to get your house in order for the cold weather. Here are some autumn home maintenance tips for you to implement.

Don @ Money Reasons writes Do I Have Brilliant Ideas on Helping the Econony or No? – These are some ideas I have for helping the economy. While I think they are original, I wonder if they are being considered already within the government?

Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes My New Net Worth – Should I count my home’s value in my net worth?

krantcents @ KrantCents writes Do You Plan or Plan to Fail? – I plan because I do not plan to fail! If you have goals, you need a plan to make it happen. A budget is a form of a plan. Why budget? A budget is supposed to help you achieve your financial goals.

Tushar Mathur @ Everything Finance writes Three Tips to Save Money on Halloween This Year – If you couldn’t already tell by the store displays and kids already running around in their costumes, Halloween is only a month a way.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Things I Don’t Miss About My Last Day Job – Someone asked me if I missed having a “real” day job. Honestly, there are things I miss about it, but those are outweighed by the things I don’t miss at all.

Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes 3 Tips To Prepare Your Family For Cost of Aging – Admitting that your loved one is getting older is hard but not as hard to figure out our family will afford the overwhelming cost associated with aging. From hospital care to doctor’s visits, caring for your loved one Here are three tips how to financially prepare: Firstly learn more about financial planning.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Frugality or folly: home baking – Is home baking frugality or folly? I say that naking your own bread makes you frugal artist; what do you think?

LaTisha @ Young Finances writes How Can I Use Credit Wisely? – Credit cards are not evil. You can build a healthy credit history. Use credit to borrow, get better car insurance rates and potentially secure employment.

Alexis @ FITnancials writes How To Save Money On Clothes – I have a lot of clothes in my closet, just like my sister. What can I say?! I love clothes! However, lately I have been thinking about my budget a lot lately and have been thinking a lot about all of the things that I need to buy now and in the near future. I have fitness certifications to pay for, college in the summer to pay for, I’m working on finishing off my car loan (less than $500 left!), rent, phone bill, gas, and so on.

Michelle @ Diversified Finances writes When Should You Quit Your Job? – I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I’m making a mistake quitting my job. Well, I hope I’m not! It’s a weird question to ask someone.

Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes How I Plan on Getting $2,500 in Airfare to Las Vegas for CHEAP – Recently, I mentioned that I am currently planning the airfare part of my bachelorette party. They didn’t ask me to, but I want this to be a part of their gift from me.

Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes Losing Half Our Buffer – We have a “time buffer” in our checking account instead of a fixed monetary one, and because of a new pay system we’re losing half of it.

PFC @ PF Carny writes The Starter Emergency Fund – Okay, so not everybody out there has an emergency fund…it’s just reality. Sure most people would agree that keeping money set aside in case of emergency is a wise idea.

Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor writes Long Term Dividend Growth Investing – The only thing that is constant in life is change. The world of dividend investing closely follows this eternal truth as well.

Robert @ The College Investor writes Should North American Energy Stocks be Your “Revealed Preference” in Investing? – For investors ranging from Repsol to Shell Oil to the individual, there are many oil and natural gas firms to choose from that operate safely and securely in North America. And from our article last week on the Syria Premium on Oil Prices, the energy sector could be a great place to invest.

Robert @ Entrepreneurship Life writes Entrepreneurship Starts With Your First Dollar – When most of us think about entrepreneurs, we think of billionaire success stories like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs. However, most entrepreneurs are not billionaires (though we can all dream) and are not from tech companies. Most own local, small and mid-sized businesses and started the exact same way you did.

Robert @ Beat The 9 to 5 writes Join Our Online Mastermind Group – If you’re in the online business space, or in the side hustle space, chances are, you’re pretty lonely. Part of the problem with the side hustle is that you usually have to keep your hustle secret from your employer (even though side-hustlers aren’t the weakest link). As such, you probably don’t have a great network of peers to help push you forward.

Robert @ Cult Of Money writes Just How Far Do Life Insurance Scams Go? – When you’re dealing with large sums of money like life insurance – hundreds of thousands, or even millions – the truly insane attempts at fraud tend to come out of the woodwork. Life insurance companies have seen it all – to quote Cuba Gooding Jr. from “Jerry Maguire”, “they’ve been the puppet show and they’ve seen the strings!”

Jefferson @ See Debt Run writes Using Credit Card Rewards Points Wisely – When getting out of debt, using credit cards can be risky. But once you get there, using rewards points can be a great way to fund vacations and more.

Robert @ Kids Ain’t Cheap writes Are You Ready to Buy a Family Home? – Buying a home for your family is a very exciting time. It is important that you consider all factors before making the transition though.

Adam @ Money Bulldog writes The Financial Benefits of Volunteer Work – Get yourself familiar with the financial gains that a lot of people wouldn’t expect from volunteer work.

Adam @ Money Rebound writes The Mistakes That Stop Your Savings Account from Building Up – Want to know which habits can cost you money in the long run? Well, it’s time to break loose from them.

Lance @ Money Life and More writes How We’re Using Credit Cards To Pay For Our Next Cruise – Today I’m stoked because I’ve just been approved for my next sign up bonus credit card.The most exciting part is we’re going to use this card to go on our next Carnival cruise for free! I bet you’re wondering how you can get in on this sweet deal, how it works.

Carrie Smith @ ReadyForZero Blog writes The 4 Most Dangerous Things About Credit Cards (And How to Protect Yourself) – Credit card debt is tricky beast that poses specific dangers. This post looks at the four most dangerous things about credit cards and how to fight back.

Simon @ Modest Money writes How to Get the Best Possible Price when Selling your Car – If you’re ready to trade your old car in for something new, you have a few options. You can either turn it into a dealership or sell it on your own terms. To get the best price for your car, you’ll need to invest a bit of time and research.

Paul @ The Frugal Toad writes Health Savings Accounts: The Benefits And Possible Retirement Options – Have you heard of the health savings account (HSA)? These accounts have been gaining steam as of late and there are a few reasons why. Before I get into why many people have been opening HSAs, let me explain what they are.

John @ FRUGAL RULES writes Has an Uncertain Stock Market Derailed Your Investment Plan? – If you’ve been following the news the past few weeks it has made it difficult to know what to do with your investment portfolio. The fact is there is always something going on in the news and the best thing is to focus on your investing goals and continue to work on building wealth and growing your retirement portfolio.

Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes Side hustle series: How I make money flipping phones – This is a guest post from Stephen he will explain how he make money flipping phones.

Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes The case for earning more – On the earn more, spend less equation, I strongly stand on the earn more side, because spending less is finite.

Grayson @ Debt Roundup writes When Opportunity Knocks – I had an opportunity to score a new to me Jeep Wrangler. I thought about it and ended up getting a used auto loan. There are some reasons why and I lay them out here.

DPF @ Digital Personal Finance writes 3 Questions to Ask When Aiming For Financial Success – Success in any endeavor rarely comes without effort. In the case of financial success, it often requires asking the right questions.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes How To Live in an Expensive City Without Going Broke – Here are some real-life solutions for staying in the expensive city.

Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes Is Cable/Satellite Worth It? Costs and Other Alternatives – There are many reasons why we have thought about possibly eliminating cable. We spend a lot of time in front of the TV, and we constantly wonder if it is worth it.

Jon @ Novel Investor writes Roth IRA Rules: Everything You Need To Know – The Roth IRA has its advantages. But is it a good fit for you? This guide covers everything you need to know about the Roth IRA rules and more.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Alternatives to College – An associates degree can be the key to a good life, one with a job you love that pays you enough.

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Is Going Green Worth It? – I’m not sure what’s so attractive about farmer’s markets but I love going just to check out all the cool vendors, sample food and of course I usually end up buying a ton of stuff. Farmer’s markets in my area have evolved from selling just groceries to all different types of products like cheeses, butter, nuts and even restaurants are getting in on the action now.

Harry Campbell @ The Four Hour Work Day writes “Unpaid Vacation vs. Regular Vacation “ – One of the perks of having a day job is getting paid when you go on vacation. Most companies start employees off by giving them 2 weeks of vacation plus holidays but that never seems to be enough. A lot of employers(especially in my field: engineering) are actually starting to give an extra week around Christmas time to New Years since not much work gets done during that time anyways. So that’s about 3-4 weeks of combined vacation and holidays for the average worker.


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