Lifestyle Carnival



JP @ My Family Finances writes Know your boundaries – Land in England and Wales is registered with general boundaries rather than precise ones, and so it can be extremely useful to calculate and plot out the precise boundaries for your own property.

Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes Frugal tip: Take dollar vans and gypsy cabs to get around Brooklyn – Dollar vans and gypsy cabs are light regulated and only semi-legal, but they form an important part of the transit system in Brooklyn, Queens, and northern New Jersey, unofficially carrying hundreds of thousands of riders per day; they also may be a frugal alternative to formal public transit in a pinch

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes How to Use Airline Miles to Save Big on Travel – Planning Far Ahead and Picking a Destination, Finding the Airline Miles Needed, Applying for the Credit Card and Earning the Signup Bonus, Finding and Booking Award Flight and Traveling Then… Rinsing & Repeating can help one save big on travel.

Mario @ Debt BLAG writes Negotiating the best price possible at the car dealership – Buying a new or used car at a dealership can be a pretty harrowing experience when it comes to negotiating a price; here are some tips to get deal you can



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.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Talk about combining work and play: $1 million working ‘vacation’ offered – In what may well be the average (and above average) person’s lifelong dream, luxury travel companies Luxury Travel Intelligence and are searching for someone (or possibly a couple) to travel around the world for one year on their dime.

Sam @ The New Business Blog writes House passes Flood Insurance Bill – Since your home, and its related expenses, are certainly a very big part of your personal finance picture, today’s blog definitely falls under the category of ‘important to know.’

Angelina @ Cable Car Chic writes Gingham & Bell Bottoms – Gingham & Bell Bottoms



Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes 4 Ways to Reclaim Some Free Time – As such a limited resource, we need to get creative to re-claim some time in our days as free time. Here are a few ideas to help you with that.

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.

Matt @ Budget Snob writes 3 Steps to Set up a Budget – Simply put, the big difference between financially secure people and those who are not usually boils down to one specific thing; a budget.

Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes Quirky tips for conserving cash – Here are a few quirky tips for saving some cash. Read on to find out how you do not have to turn your life inside out to gain control of your finances.



Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Wills and Trusts aren’t just for the Wealthy – Unfortunately, if you don’t make a prior arrangements for what will happen to your assets after you pass away, the federal government will step in and make those decisions in your place.

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Why it’s Best to Use Caution with Bitcoins – Regulators as well as financial advisors, despite the buzz that it continues to create, have begun cautioning consumers about virtual currency Bitcoins.

Andrea @ So Over This writes How to Keep Your Kids From Ruining Their Electronics – When my oldest daughter turned thirteen, I gave her her first cell phone. She lost it within a week. Later that year, she tried to download the Katy Perry movie, and instead introduced a virus onto our family computer that wiped it flat.

Katie @ IRA Basics writes The Secret of Saving for Your First Deposit – Are you ready to become a homeowner and do not fancy a no-deposit home loan? Then the biggest obstacle standing in your way is the first deposit or down payment.

Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Why an IRA May be Better than a 401(k) – For many years American consumers have looked towards their 401(k) plan offered by the company that employed them as one of the best places to put their money for retirement.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes 4 Weeks to a Freelance Writing Job – The Pep Talk – My number one piece of advice is to just take that first step – face your fears, put yourself out there, and get started.

Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes How to Get Rid of Debt on Your Own – There is no easy way to get rid of debt. You have several options, each come with their own set of pros and cons. Here is how to get rid of debt on your own.

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Is the New Freelance Economy Such a Bad Thing for You? – One of the trends becoming apparent following the recent global financial crisis and worldwide recession is that the new economy is likely to be a freelance economy.

Charles @ Getting A Rich Life writes Why Do You Allow Others To Keep You Poor – Everyone stresses about money, why should you be different? People are happiest when they perceive to be doing better than those around them.

Adam @ Stop Worrying About Money writes Day 24 – Talk To Someone At Your Bank or Credit Union – Today, I want to cover getting to know the people who work at the local branch of the bank or credit union you use.

Janice @ writes Bad Relationships – Bad relationships and what to do



Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Bad Customer Service is the #1 Way to Lose Your Business!!! – Mr. BFS and I were craving Chinese last night, but our favorite place is closed on Sundays.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Can I Save Money by Buying a Gym or Joining One? – Ensuring you stay physically fit is an investment but will it hurt your financial budget or not?

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes What to Teach Your Children About Money – Some tips to help your children get off to the right financial start.

IMB @ Investing Money writes What is the Buffett Indicator Telling Us About the Stock Market? – When determining how the stock market’s doing, some turn to Warren Buffett’s indicator.

Don @ Money Reasons writes Puddles Pity Party “Royals – by Lorde” Cover Review – Puddles Pity Party’s Lorde’s Royals song cover is all about money and inequality. So since it’s a financially oriented song, I’m covering the cover! Enjoy, it’s pretty awesome!

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?

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Things Are About To Change… – A final post, sharing some final and caring thoughts as I prepare to transfer The Amateur Financier to another owner/manager

Tony @ We Only Do This Once writes Debt Consolidation Calculator – A debt consolidation calculator is a useful tool if you are trying to decide if consolidation is the right choice for you.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 5 Business Expenses That We Don’t Frown Upon – There are many ways to cut business expenses. But as a business owner, you shouldn’t cut every expense possible.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes How To Find Great Undervalued Stocks To Invest – A company’s price-to-earnings ratio, or P/E, is one of the fundamental metrics that every stock picker should know. It’s is a great place for every investor to start when trying to find undervalued stocks to purchase.

Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes (Financially) Over-Correct to Overcome Your Flaws – We all have flaws! Over-correct to overcome them today.

Michelle @ The Shop My Closet Project writes Day 364 Of My No Shopping Challenge-WOW – So who’s counting the days down-not, I can’t believe that a year has passed since I’ve gone shopping. In fact, I can’t believe that the year has passed in the way that it has. Read about my self-imposed challenge!

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Three Ways To Lower Your Family Mobile Phone Bill? – Round and round she goes, where she stops nobody knows. That seems to be the prevalent thinking today when it comes to your family mobile phone bill.

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Yet More Ways To Reduce Your Grocery Budget – Still spending too much on groceries? Here are more ways to reduce the amount of money you spend per shopping trip.

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes How to Survive Losing Your Job – Losing your job can be a very difficult and stressful event. Whether you were terminated from your job, your position was deemed redundant, or your company closed down, you will still be affected the same way.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes Organization is the Key to a Less Stressful Divorce – Frankly, getting divorced usually means a lot of difficulty and emotion. We can’t really help you with the emotional side of divorce, but when it comes to reducing your stress financially, we can tell you that being prepared and organized is one of the best ways to do it.

Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Are you the Victim of Identity Theft? Check the Signs – Nearly 17 million people were victimized by identity thieves in 2012 according to the US Justice Department, including 40% who were victimized through their credit cards and 37% through their bank accounts.

Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Are those Extended Warranties really Worth the Extra Cost? – You are already making a large purchase and, as you sit there listening to their spiel, you wonder to yourself if you should pay even more for coverage that you probably will never need

Monica @ Monica On Money writes How To Live On One Paycheck – Living on one paycheck is a thought that many dual income households do not think about.

Cat @ Budget Blonde writes I Don’t Have a Boyfriend, but I’m Planning My Wedding – I’m now preparing to meet The One, and what better way to prepare for that then getting a good idea of how much my future wedding will cost?

Marvin @ Brick By Brick Investing writes 3 Reasons Why Financial Literacy Is Important – Three detailed reasons why financial literacy is important and how identifying them can lead to financial success in the future.

Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes Make Money Series – Earn Money Testing Websites – Make money series is a series that guides you in making extra money. Today we are focusing on earning more income by testing and evaluating websites for other companies.

GYF @ Gaming Your Finances writes Our $200,000 Life Changing Event – We’re having a baby! How much is this little guy going to cost us? Apparently between $200-$500k!

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes “Why the Average CPA Isn’t Worth the Money “ – “Every year around tax time, I inevitably see lots of articles about maximizing deductions and figuring out ways to get more money back. There are lots of gray areas when it comes to taxes and that opens up lots of possibilities for aggressive filers. But even within the CPA community, there is a lot of debate over certain aspects of the tax code and your friend’s CPA might suggest something completely different than your CPA. ”

Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes “Take Advantage of Working Corporate While it Lasts “ – “It only took me a few years working 9-5 to realize that I wouldn’t be able to work in the corporate world forever. I’m a good employee but I just don’t see the incentive in busting my ass to make more money for a bunch of shareholders and board members. That doesn’t mean I don’t try but I definitely don’t go above and beyond when it comes to my day job. I do just enough to get by and make sure that everyone has a good impression of me. That’s really all that matters. ”

Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes 2014 Q1 Debt Repayment and Net Worth Update – Sometimes tracking debt can be depressing, so I track my positive net worth instead! See how I fared this month!

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Build a House for Under $10,000? Oh Yes You Can! – I could potentially build an eco-friendly house for under $10,000….or for as little as $3,000! Want to know the secret? Dirt! Yes, dirt.

Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes Unpaid Internships – Stop Selling Yourself Short – Ontario is cracking down on unpaid internships, but a lot of students are complaining that this could hurt their chances of getting valuable work experience. From someone who has never interned anywhere but managed to find work after university, all I’ve gotta say is “Stop selling yourself short!”



Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes Tips to Make Your First Real Estate Investment a Success – Most of us do not really think of accumulating investment properties. It is just not something that we are programmed to do, but it is an area that more GEN Y should start taking seriously.

Larry @ KrantCents writes Ten Small Changes that Can Make Millions – Saving for your retirement can be impossible unless you know what to do. Putting money into a 401K is a no brainer, but where do you find the money?

PFC @ 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.



Hadley @ Epic Finances writes Why are so many people Investing in ETFs? – Over the last few years there has been a great proliferation in ETFs, both in the number and type that are being offered to investors.

Natalie @ Debt and the Girl writes Do You Get Upset When You Can’t Save? – Personal finance bloggers are an interesting lot. I like to think that we are a little more financially savvy than the average bear. This can have its drawbacks too.

Mr.CBB @ canadian budget binder writes Easy Juicy Meat Buns – If you haven’t tried meat buns yet and you love hamburgers you must give these little packages of love a try


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