Lifestyle Carnival



Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes European trip update: Sevilla and Morocco – Here is our European trip update: Sevilla and Morocco

John @ Frugal Rules writes How to Travel for Free – Traveling the world, and doing so in first class style, can be quite expensive. What many overlook is the opportunity to get someone else to pay for that travel for you. Learn how I’ve enjoyed over $100,000 in free travel with no money out of my pocket.



Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes The No-Spend Clothing Challenge Wrap Up – Was the no-spend clothing challenge a success? I cheated, but ultimately it was a success and I reduced my clothing spend by 73 percent.

Jen @ Prepping Is Sexy writes Choosing My EveryDay Carry (EDC) Bag *tactical purse* – My EveryDay Carry Bag (EDC Bag) took forever to finally settle on. I wanted to replace my purse with something more durable, pleasing to my eye and with multiple storage options.



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.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Why Physical Fitness Is Important – Fitness is such a positive thing in our lives. Everyone should be striving to be fit, whether or not they are overweight.

Alice Sibley @ Earning My Two Cents writes How to Handle Medical Bills (Without Freaking Out) – Don’t panic! It’s just a medical bill. You can work out a way to pay it.



Holly @ Club Thrifty writes 5 Ridiculous Gifts I’m Not Getting My Kids – As the mother of two toddler daughters, I am horrified by some of the toys I have seen in stores. Read this post for 5 ridiculous gifts I will not be buying.

Adam @ Money Rebound writes Who Are the Richest Fictional Characters of All Time? – Fictional characters that made you wish you had their riches when you were younger.



Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes 5 Costly Mistakes Contractors Make When Starting a Home Remodel Project – 5 simple but easy to follow ways to avoid making mistakes and costing yourself money during a home renovation.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Frugality or folly: stop wasting food! – We all waste too much food and it is time to stop. As a bonus you’ll learn how to make spaghetti carbonara and meringue.

Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes I Bought a New TV – I just bought myself a new TV. There wasn’t anything wrong with my old TV. I just wanted a new one. Before you start typing, let me explain.

Buck @ Buck Inspire writes Tis The Enrollment Season To Be Jolly – It is time to enroll for your employee benefits! Some basics are pretty straightforward and really depends on personal preference like HMO versus PPO.

Tushar Mathur @ Everything Finance writes How To Save A Few Bucks When You Go Out To Eat – If you want to go out to eat but you’re on a tight budget, here’s how to save a few bucks when you go!

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Should You Blow Your Savings on Christmas? – This has to be one of the most tempting times of the year. It’s like a diet you stay on for 95% of the duration, only to fall at the final hurdle and let yourself down during those last few days that could have made a real difference.

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes How to Set Yourself Up To Be a Financial Success When Starting the First Job—— – Whenever anyone starts out at their first job, it is a process of learning few significant lessons in order to succeed in the real world.

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?

Michelle @ The Shop My Closet Project writes Life in the Red-A tale of being in debt – I have spent my entire adult life living life in “The Red”. When I say in “The Red”. I mean in debt. When you talk living paycheck to paycheck I get it. I get juggling bills and money around to see what I have in the bank and in my pocket so that I can pay things off.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes How You Can Save A Ton Of Money With Coupons This Holiday Season – You don’t have to go to extreme measures to make coupons, coupon codes, and deals help you and your family save money with coupons. Here are some great tips to save a ton!

Bargain Babe @ writes 9 More Ways to Stay Warm Without Turning the Heat On – 9 More Ways to Stay Warm Without Turning the Heat On

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Do You Have 6.2% Extra In Your Paycheck? – It’s pretty amazing to me how many people truly still don’t understand our payroll tax system.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 5 Tips for Identity Theft Victims – Identity theft has made so many victims that you should no longer wonder if your identity will be compromised, but when.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes 10 Tips to Save Money – Here’s an oldie but goodie from early 2011! Here are my top 10 tips to save money: 1. Save Automatically. Setting up automatic contributions is the best way, in my opinion, to save money…

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Harmless? Hardly. These things can Negatively affect your Credit Score. – Most consumers are so busy looking out for the big mistakes that can cause credit problems that they completely overlook small but equally damaging problems that can pop up every day.

Andrea @ So Over This writes More Money, More Gifts: Effective Ways to Save on Holiday Shopping – There are so many people looking to save money during the holidays while also getting the gifts that they want for their family and friends. Fortunately, there are several effective ways that this goal can be accomplished.

Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes How to spot a good mortgage broker from a bad one – How can you decide if a mortgage broker is a good one or a bad one? The best way is to learn the answers to these questions.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes The Joys of Being a Freelancer – While I do not consider my consider my consulting role that of a freelancer, I have, at times, taken on freelance clients for various projects. The beauty of being a freelance is not necessarily the freedom to work wherever you want, but more so the ability to work with whomever you feel is a great fit.

Monica @ Monica On Money writes How To Graduate College Debt Free – It might be hard to believe, but it is entirely possible to graduate from college debt-free. Think about how amazing it would be to start your new career without worrying about paying off student loans.

Larry @ KrantCents writes Everything Is Always on Sale! – Everything is always on sale seems like an exaggeration! If you are expecting to go to your local store and find absolutely everything on sale, you will be disappointed. Then again, you can find just about everything on sale somewhere.

Natalie @ Debt and the Girl writes Can Frugal Be Taken Too Far? – I was perusing the Netflix selection on my computer one afternoon and I found a show called Extreme Cheapskates.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes 5 Practical Christmas Gifts for Kids – If you want to save money and buy Christmas gifts kids will love, you need practical gifts. Here is a list of five practical Christmas gifts for kids.

Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes Personal Finance 101: Back to the Basics – To layout a strong financial foundation you need to know the personal finance basics. In this post we go back to the basics for you.

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes The Importance of Saving Early – When my husband and I first married, we were poor and in debt. It was a difficult place to be, and, even as we made inroads and improved our finances, we still felt pinched.

FI Pilgrim @ FI Journey writes Is Patience Still A Virtue? – There are a lot of things in life that money cannot buy. But in my experience there are also a lot of things that debt can take away. I council patience!

Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Dump your Mutual Fund if they do these 4 things. – The simple fact about investing in mutual funds is that it does take a bit of work, time and energy to do it right.

GenY @ Gen Y Finances writes Does Everyone Need an Emergency Fund? – You’ve probably heard more times than you can count that you should have savings put away for a rainy day. You may have also heard the old phrase that one size does not fit all.

Adam @ Money Bulldog writes 5 Signs You Chose the Wrong Career – Do you find yourself getting bored at work way too often? Maybe it’s time to switch career paths.

Justin @ Root of Good writes Investment Management Using Asset Allocation Targets – Many investors have an asset allocation for their portfolios. Find out how to rebalance your portfolio using asset allocation targets and free software.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes A Yummy Retirement Recipe – A while ago, I thought of a clever idea; write up the steps to a budget like a recipe. Here’s my “recipe” for a successful retirement:

Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Time to Manage Your Largest Asset – For most people the largest assets are there home and the contents inside of it. But many people don’t spend enough time managing their home, not understanding their financial implications of not managing it.

Daisy @ When Life Give You Lemons writes Learning from Your Awkward & Embarrassing Life Phases – If you are a woman in the professional workforce, perhaps you, too, have experienced very strong, completely opposite reactions to the phase of life you’re in. And no doubt you 100% felt those feelings when you had them. But then they left and you just didn’t feel that way anymore. Sarah writes about four phases that she wishes she didn’t want to share out loud, but feels compelled to



Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes I bought another PF blog! – I just bought a third PF blog, here are the details of how to value a blog and the expected returns!

Jen @ PF Carny writes Does Couponing Really Save Money? – Depending on how you do it and how into it you get, it can be either bad or good. So, does couponing really save you money? It can, but it can also cost you money at the same time.

Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes 3 Reasons Why Bargain Shopping is Bad for Your Wallet – The economy is still shaky for the most part and everyone wants to be a bargain shopper nowadays. The problem? Bargain shopping can often be bad for your wallet. Here’s why.

Daisy @ Suburban Finance writes Want to Learn About Personal Finance? Play Monopoly – According to, the term -monopoly- is defined as “exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices.” I highly doubt I knew what that meant when I was younger, but read what I learned.



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