Are you ready to ride the roller coaster that is a blog carnival again? About once a month I’ve been trying to host assorted personal finance carnivals because I really love reading all the new submissions. It challenges me to branch out from the little pockets of the blogosphere that I frequent regularly.
Interested in hosting a carnival yourself? You can learn more about the Financial Carnival for Young Adults and get involved here.
One of the things I like best about hosting a carnival is picking a few favorites to share with you guys! So here are my top 3 posts this week:
Maria @ The Money Principle writes 10 Survival Money Rules for Freelancers – How many of you think that they’ll finish their degree and get jobs as managers?
Kalen Bruce @ MoneyMiniBlog writes The Slight Edge and How it Can Make You Rich – Heard of The Slight Edge? It’s a profound, yet simple and applicable way you can improve every area of your life, especially your finances.
Sam @ The New Business Blog writes Want to be Successful? Avoid These 5 Emotionally Charged Habits – There are, to be sure, many things that contribute to your overall success. Things like your attitude, your ability to lead, your people skills and so forth all have a big influence on it, no doubt.
Frugality is Your Friend
Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes 7 Money Saving Organizing Systems – I always find that when I take the time to stay organized I’m in a better mood, can think clearer, stress less, and save money.
Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes Fostering Saving Culture – I have heard of stories about how celebrities and influential people in our societies have ended up being declared bankrupt despite making huge amounts of money during their peak days.
Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes How to Save on Gas – Uncommon Ways – I will describe a few less common ways you can save on gas – I hope you will find them useful.
Tennille @ Two Kids And A Budget writes How To Get Your Free Annual Credit Report! – How To Get Your Free Annual Credit Report!
Ginger @ Frugal Students writes Learning to be Frugal Young: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Future – Why we need to learn to be frugal as young people, explained in just one simple blog post
Connie Mei @ Savvy With Saving writes Winter Is Coming: How To Prepare Your Home – Winter is coming! And that means expensive heating bills…but it doesn’t have to. Winterize your home with these easy and cheap tips.
DW @ The Money Template writes How to Do Your Meal Planning on a Budget – If you can utilize inexpensive ingredients and plan ahead, you’ll be able to do your meal planning on a budget and save on your grocery bill every month.
Glen @ How to Save Money writes Cash Deals Can Save Money – Using cash over credit cards can save money
Debt is Not Your Friend
Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes Should You Take a Vacation if You’re in Debt? – Your debt is stressing you out. Work is stressing you out. And you just need a little break from the normal day to day grind.
Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes How Does Cash Advance Work? – A cash advance is very similar to a payday loan, except the terms are generally a bit longer.
Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Some Facts to Consider before Filing for Bankruptcy – For many consumers the thought of having to file bankruptcy can cause quite a bit of anxiety.
Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Paying Off Debt Smarter and Faster – There are few things better for your financial health than paying off any debts that you have as quickly as possible.
Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes The Expenses of Buying and Owning a Home – From finding the perfect mortgage with the appropriate fees, to the year round upkeep and maintenance, this investment requires a lot of time and capital.
Thomas @ i need cash now! writes How To Pay Student Loans Off Faster – So you want to know how to pay student loans off faster. Well if you need money to pay off your student loans then we have a few ideas that might help you. Here are 7 practical idea’s (not “budget” or “spend less”) that will show you how to pay student loans off faster.
GD @ Gajizmo writes How Much Car Can I Afford? – With car sales ramping up, it’s important to avoid overspending. Learn how to determine how much car you can afford and what factors to consider.
Mario @ Debt BLAG writes A reader asks, ‘Is it good to use a balance transfer to pay off credit card debt?’ – A balance transfer can be a great way to help pay off credit card debt; but it’s important to use them wisely
Frugal It Up with DIY
Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes Homemade yogurt protein bars — my frugal, chewy alternative to pig slop – My recipe for homemade yogurt protein bars is cheap, tasty, and healthy
Show Me the Money!
Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes How to Sell Your House for Top Dollar – If you are interested in selling your house soon, then I would suggest that you put it on the market immediately.
Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes You Should Always Seek Value – To get yourself financially free, to make good investments and to get through life in a calm and relaxed manner – you should always seek value.
Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes Best Way to Collect Superannuation Funds during Retirement – If you work in Australia, then you are likely to have at least one superannuation account set up to help you out financially during your retirement.
Katie @ IRA Basics writes 4 IRA Withdrawals that Actually Make Sense – Withdrawing funds from a traditional IRA before a person turns 59 ½ usually means that they’re going to pay a lot of taxes and penalties.
Hadley @ Epic Finances writes Stock Investing Myths and Truths Part 4 of 4 – Even though there’s plenty of information about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to investing in the stock market, many myths still refuse to die.
Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Stock Buybacks are Booming! – After faltering for a couple of months, buyback announcements from many major US companies shot up to a three month high recently, putting 2014 on track to be one of the biggest years ever for buybacks.
Matt @ Budget Snob writes Investing Doesn’t Take Genius Intelligence, Just Common Sense – A quote that’s attributed to Albert Einstein goes something like this: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Natalie Bacon @ Financegirl writes The 4 Elements of Change – I’m explaining the 4 steps of how to change your life in any category on the blog today. Apply it to finances, relationships, anything – it works.
Sarah Brooks @ the frugal millionaire writes One simple way to save time and money – An easy way to save yourself both time and money!
Failures. Because Sometimes Sh*t Happens.
Kayla @ Shoeaholic No More writes Shopping Ban Update & Approved Spending List – I might have broken my shopping ban already!
Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes 6 Ways Shoppers are Deceived! – Brands and advertisers use specific marketing tactics to convince shoppers to make purchases There are some tactics that they use that, while not illegal, border on being unethical.
Amy @ Money Mishaps writes These are the Biggest Money Mistakes Couples Make When Divorcing – When people get divorced, it’s the spouse who hasn’t had a whole lot of experience with the family’s finances that often ends up on the short end of the stick.
Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes These 5 Savings ‘Tricks’ might not be so good after all – Even the best intentions that you have for saving money can sometimes lead to financial problems.
Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Common Money Mistakes – If you’re not keen on throwing your money away, the mistakes below should definitely be avoided.
Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes Are You Guilty of These 5 Personal Finance Sins? – How are you doing with your personal finance goals? Making the progress you expected? Or are you wondering why you don’t seem to be getting ahead in terms of savings and debt reduction? If this sounds a little too familiar, check out the list below, where you’ll find a rundown of five personal finance sins that could seriously be getting in your way.
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes 5 Things You Are Probably Overpaying For – Most of us hate overpaying for anything. Yet we do this all the time without realizing how much money we are throwing away when we overpay on things like Pay-TV and Internet Services, Clothing, Eyewear, Car Repairs and batteries.