Lifestyle Carnival

Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Car Insurance Too Good to Be True – Our car insurance is up for renewal again in a couple of months, and I am waiting for bad news. I got a deal that just seems too good to last.

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Choosing Health Insurance: Did We Make The Right Call? – Trying to figure out what a health insurance policy based on an HSA means for your family’s bottom line? Here’s exactly what it meant for mine.

 

TRAVEL

Buck @ Buck Inspire writes Stay At Home Mom: Toughest Job Around? – For the next week and a half, yours truly will be tested, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Mrs. Buck is headed for a business trip so I’ll be left holding down the fort and more importantly taking care of Baby Buck all on my own.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Five Celebrities That Know How To Save Money – Most of the media generated stories about celebrities consist of shock and awe showing situations resembling the Titanic sinking into the ocean.

krantcents @ KrantCents writes Success Is What Is Accomplished! – So much has been written about success! How to be more effective, productive and successful usually starts with a list of ten (10), fifteen (15) or as many as twenty-five (25) traits, steps, or tips to become successful. With so many books, articles and stories, you would think there would be more successful people.

LaTisha @ Young Finances writes How Much Do We Save to Buy a House? – Let me start by saying that I have never purchased a house, so researching this post was a great exercise for me and it actually convinced me that I should not rush into renting and instead focusing on saving money to become a homeowner.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes 5 Starting Steps to Creating a Business Website – A guide to important factors to consider if you want to start a business website, covering domain name selection, webhost selection, and website creation.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes 3 traps that business start-ups fall into – In this article three common traps for start up business are discussed: lack of research, insufficient funding and imprecise growth estimation.

Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes How to Make Money From a Blog – Every day there are tens of thousands of websites and blogs created. Many of these sites were created by an owner hopeful of making money through their blog. While it is very possible to make money through a blog it’s also a lot hard work. Hard work that some just aren’t up for.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes Most Important Thing for Young Adults to Learn – Do you have a spending problem? Find out how to control your spending and why it’s important to change as a young adult.

MR @ Money Reasons writes J.P. Morgan Forced To Take Bailout Money? – With recent attacks on JP Morgan, I was surprised what Barney Frank had to say on the matter! What do you think?

Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes The Costs (and Benefits) of Procrastination – Procrastination can both save you money and cost you money.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes PayAnywhere.com – One of the best tools for an Offline or Online Business – Before paying anything read our review on payanywhere and how it can help your day to day business thrive and succeed

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Are Warranties Really Worth It? – For a lot of shoppers, the word ‘warranty’ sounds like music to their ears. Most people these days do not buy any expensive products that do not have a warranty.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Hank Coleman Discusses Peer To Peer Lending Investments On Fox Business – I recently had the privilege of being on the Gerri Willis Show on Fox Business and discuss the value of peer to peer lending through services like Lending Club.

Daisy @ Suburban Finance writes How to STOP Spending Money – Ever wonder how to stop spending money? It’s not a mystery. It’s actually easy to curb your spending.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Our Budget – Then and Now – I started saving our budget info on my flash drive in April 2007, right before we bought our first home. Here’s a fun look at our budget – then and now.

Tushar Mathur @ Everything Finance writes Dating on a Budget: 7 Cheap Date Ideas – When my husband and I were first married, we barely had enough money to pay our bills.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes The Lowdown on Home Loan Modifications – What you need to know if you’re interested in mortgage or home loan modifications.

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Starting From Zero: Investing for Newbies – If you’ve just left school or university, and you’re about to embark on your first full time position, congratulations are in order. This is a big time in your life – not just in terms of your career but in terms of your finances too.

Jefferson @ See Debt Run writes The Twenty Dollar Trick : How to Get an Upgraded Hotel Room – The twenty dollar trick is a method to get a room upgrade at hotels around the word. It works great for room upgrades in Las Vegas.

Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Little house in Guatemala week 45 off to Europe – This is my updated post about living in Guatemala and I’m off to Europe!

Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes Challenge: How Cheap Can I Get A Rental Car? – I didn’t stop with comparing prices between companies, I found some discounts that really brought down the price of my rental car.

 

FASHION

John S @ Frugal Rules writes Fashionable and Frugal – How to Save Money on Clothes – Shopping for clothes, especially for a growing family can be a costly endeavor. However, if you know what you’re doing you can be frugal and still get some great deals for the family and look good at the same time.

 

HEALTH

Alice @ Drop the Cookies! writes Stop sabotaging your weight loss by waiting for a fresh start! – Whether your fresh start is beginning on a Monday, the 1st of the month or the new year—it doesn’t matter. The main point is that you are waiting, not acting right now.

Michelle @ Diversified Finances writes Life After I Leave My Job – Even though I think about my switch date all the time, and I’m very excited, I do know that working for yourself is hard work. It will not be wonderful every single day, but I do think it will be much better than working for someone else in a job that I do not enjoy at all.

Alexis @ FITnancials writes Starting T25 and Shakeology This Month! – Hello everyone! I am so excited to announce that I am officially a Beachbody coach! I am just in the beginning but have ALWAYS loved their products. They actually gave me results, and I only got these results as long as I put my 100 percent effort into the challenge.

Robert @ Kids Ain’t Cheap writes Fit Families: Being Active Doesn’t Have to Cost Money – Growing up, activity was second nature to me. I’d wake up, go outside and play until the sun went down and repeat the next day. I was involved in some organized sports, but for the most part, unless it was pouring rain there was an expectation on me to be active.

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Frugal or Cheap: Using True Orange at a Restaurant? – Does using True Orange in water in lieu of ordering a drink at a restaurant count as cheap or just great frugal thinking?

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Tired? It May Not Be from Lack of Sleep – Next time you feel tired and run down, consider that sleep may not be the problem and look at your other options.

 

WEALTH AND RETIREMENT

Holly @ Club Thrifty writes 5 Job Seeking Tips for Job Searchers – Having trouble with your job search? Check out these 5 job seeking tips to help you get your foot in the door and land the job of your dreams!

Barbara @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes How to Get Rich – 3 Tips to Create Wealth – How to Get Rich: Wealth Building Guide for the Financially Illiterate is a great start for those with money woes.

Andrea @ So Over This writes Saving for Retirement? Here are the Best Ways to do it and Save Money on Taxes to Boot – When it comes to saving for retirement, one of the most important factors is to find a plan that allows you to either put off paying for taxes or save money on taxes altogether.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes Should You Go To Grad School? – By not pursuing grad school, there’s no chance you’re going to find a job using your psychology or history degree. You’re admitting that the last four years were a colossal waste of time the minute you start applying for jobs at Walmart and the post office.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Floor Plan or Square Feet: Which Is Better? – In a city where the “average” starter home begins at $350,000, choosing the best house boils down to location. However, after the location is sorted out, the next question is do I go with a better floor plan or more square feet?

Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes Risk and Reward are NOT Related – Are you one of an investors thinking that risk and return are always related?

 

HOBBIES

Jordann @ Making Sense of Cents writes Fall Minimalism – Every time the seasons change, I like to take a look at my habits, and decide if there’s anyway to streamline them, to minimize them, or to reduce my consumption.

 

GOOD EATS

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Toad in the Hole Mr.CBB Style – No toads in this dish but if you do like bangers ak.a sausages and yorkshire pudding you will love Toad in the Hole. Sausages peaking out of a creamy puffed pastry topped with gravy. Easy to make, easy to eat.

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