Excuses X, Y and Z for the late posting and lack of add-ins. You know how it is.
Well, here’s this week’s edition of the lifestyle carnival:
harry campbell @ Your PF Pro writes 5 Ways to Save Money at Amusement Parks: Sea World San Diego – For some reason, the April showers haven’t quite hit San Diego like they normally do and the weather has been fantastic lately. Warm days and a nice breeze are why I love living in Socal and this past weekend I decided it would be a good time to take my sister(age 5) to Sea World. Even though it wasn’t too crowded, there was still a ton of people there and I couldn’t help but think about how much money everyone was spending.
Adam @ Money Bulldog writes Self Employment ~ Planning for Holidays – Holidays often pose a financial problem for many self-employed people. Find out how you can run a successful business and still enjoy those holidays!
Marie at Family Money Values @ Family Money Values writes Free Things to Do in Branson, Missouri – YOUR BRANSON VACATION DOESN’T HAVE TO COST AN ARM AND A LEG. CHECK OUT THESE INSIDER TIPS.
Tori @ Money Life and More writes Saving Money On Weddings: If It Sounds Too Good To Be True… – I was so proud of myself for saving lots of money and getting a fabulous wedding dress! About 3 weeks after placing my order my dress arrived at my future mother in law’s house! Deep in my gut I could tell something was not quite right when she called and told me it had arrived, but in a small box…..
Alexis @ FITnancials writes The Weekend Workout – I always love finding new workouts on websites. Here’s a great one from fitsugar!
Jordann @ Making Sense of Cents writes Save Money – Get Outside and Be Active! – As I’m typing this, I’ve just returned from a lovely half hour walk/run with my dog Molly. It’s currently 17C (62F) outside and sunny – which, in Canada, means Spring is here!
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Bad Sleep Patterns Can Make You Poor – It only makes sense that an individual who eats right, gets moderate exercise and a proper amount of sleep is capable of simply thinking clearer than a person who doesn’t. Focused thinkers are able to make better financial decisions.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Butt Out! How I Successfully Quit Smoking – True confession time! I smoked cigarettes for over 20 years. Here’s my story and some tips for you if you are a smoker wanting to quit.
Paul @ The Frugal Toad writes Why Pay for Cable When You Can Use Free and Cheap Streaming Video? – With cable bills averaging over $50 and internet-TV combo packages costing over $100 you may be asking yourself is it time to ditch the cable. Before you make that decision you will need to make sure you have the right equipment and that your favorite programs are available. If you are a news junkie or a sports fan the options are limited however, if you want a good selection of TV Shows and movies you’ll want to look at these options.
WEALTH AND RETIREMENT
Michael @ Financial Ramblings writes Cheaper Isn’t (Always) Better – You need to use your head when making spending decisions. Cheaper isn’t always better. But more expensive isn’t necessarily better, either.
Grand Per Month @ Grand Per Month writes Join Pinterest to Grow Your Side Gig – If you’re an entrepreneur whose started your own gig or would like to (which I’m assuming you are because you’re reading this blog!), one medium you can’t ignore is Pinterest. Pinterest has more power to engage your customers than Facebook or Twitter!
Jason @ Live Real Now writes I Accidentally Bought a Bus – We jumped into buying a bus with no real plan, but there are a few ways we could make our money back. I’m expecting a healthy profit on a pretty short timeline.
Mark @ Modest Money writes Why the Rich Stay Rich, and the Poor Stay Poor – Why do so few people have real wealth? Certainly, there must be some fundamental differences between the rich and the poor that can account for the differing levels of success.
Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Financial Rules Stay-At-Home Spouses Need to Know – If you are a stay-at-home parent you will want to make sure you are following a few basic rules.
Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank writes Do You Trust Your Partner With Money? – A post about trusting your partner with money and to make good financial decisions.
Bob @ Christian Personal Finance writes How to open an Etsy Store – Step-by-Step – If you haven’t heard of Etsy, well basically is it a website that allows you to create a simple storefront to sell your crafts, homemade items, vintage items, or a lot more…
Todd @ Fearless Men @ Fearless Men writes How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring – There’s too many opinions on how much to spend on an engagement ring.I’ve heard that a gentleman should spend 2-4 months salary on an engagement ring. How true is that?
Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes Divide and Conquer – In many parts of the country, perennials are just beginning to show their green, leafy heads. Lilies; herbs like thyme and sage; daisies; lambs ears, snow in summer or dusty miller (that fuzzy green/gray fill-in stuff); iris…even rosebushes are just starting to grow. Now is the perfect time to divide them, and get double the plants for this growing season!
John S @ Frugal Rules writes 5 Great Ways to Save Money When Buying a New Car – Buying a new or a new to you car can be a stressful time as you need to figure out how much you can afford as well as negotiating with the dealer. With a little homework, comparison shopping and outside the box thinking you can generally save a nice little sum of money on your car purchase.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Easy Chicken Curry In A Hurry – If you like Indian food or if you would like to try and make curry in a hurry in your kitchen this is the easy recipe for you. Tasty, quick and simple are 3 words to describe this recipe. It’s certainly a frugal meal that will have the plates come back clean.