Welcome to the March 1st 2013 edition of the Carnival of Financial Planning.
BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Jordann @ Making Sense of Cents writes How to Know if You’re a Minimalist – I used to love collecting things. My apartment in university was full of odd and mismatched pieces of furniture that I never used but couldn’t part with, and my closet bulged uncontrollably, belching clothing onto the floor if I dared leave the door open.
Mike @ The Financial Blogger writes The Benefit of Love – How a Mastermind Group Can Help You Reaching the Next Level – Are you apart of a mastermind group?
CAREER AND INCOME
Jules Wilson @ Faithful With a Few writes 10 Ideas For a Home Business – Home Business Ideas can oftentimes lead to scams. Here’s how you can use your own skills, knowledge, and experience to earn money from home!
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Why Freelancing Might Not Be For You – Sometimes I think about going rogue and doing stuff on my own, but not everyone can survive as a freelancer. Not everyone will.
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes If You Are Struggling with Debt, Do Not Get Pets… – When in debt, avoid the pets. I should know. Our pets have cost us about $3000 in 4 years…
Green Panda @ Green Panda Treehouse writes The Best Ways to Invest Your Money in Your Side Business – How to pour money into a side project.
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes A Continuation of the Minimum Wage Debate – Evidence and quotations from academic economists on why raising the minimum wage is a bad idea.
harry campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Why Should I Donate Blood? – “Give blood today and save some lives.” Doesn’t that sound great? I’m sure you’ve seen some form of that saying around town or in a bulletin floating around work. It seems like there’s always a shortage of blood and never enough donors. My donation days started way back in college with the Red Cross. Once a quarter, in exchange for giving blood, I would receive a coupon for a free Chipotle burrito. That’s all I needed to hear, giving blood became a no-brainer seeing as how I
DEBT AND CREDIT
John S @ Frugal Rules writes Finding Qualified Help for Eliminating Debt: 5 Steps – If you’re in credit card debt, there are various services which can be very helpful in get out from under the debt. The key is to do your research to make sure you choose a reputable service.
Jason @ Work Save Live writes APY vs APR – Understanding the Difference – nterest is expressed either as an annual percentage rate (APR) or as an annual percentage yield (APY). You should understand the difference between these two expressions in order to better understand your money and what you’re really being charged when borrowing money.
INVESTING AND SAVING
Jon @ Novel Investor writes The Evolution Of Index Investing – What once was a simple comparison tool, the market index has evolved into the complex index investing strategy we have today.
Grayson @ Debt RoundUp writes Want to Save Money? Here Are 13 Ways! – We all think about saving money, but have we thought how easy it really is. Here are 13 things that you can save you money and they are easy to do.
FMF @ Free Money Finance writes We Bought Property #2 – I’ve been busy on the shopping front and have purchased two 4-unit buildings.Since we closed on this property at the end of December, there are still a lot of things in flux. But here are some highlights to give you a flavor for the set-up. As promised, I will update you as time goes on and new developments occur.
Barbara Friedberg @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes My Farming Past Taught Me More than just How to Muck Manure – A former farmer shares money-spending-saving-investing wisdom.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Diversification Made Simple – Active investing can be quite overwhelming. Not only is it often a new experience for new people, but most people usually do it in passive forms (index or mutual funds). While I’m not a day trader or anywhere close to being an expert investor, I do know that many of the basic rules of investing. The post Diversification Made Simple appeared first on Simple Budget.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes The Importance of Planning and Saving for the Future – Most of us realize we should put some regular effort into saving money for our futures. However in reality we don’t all manage to do it.
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes How to define simple living money saving tips – A great how to on money saving tips, help you reflect on your attitude and PFJ hot 5 tips on simple living money saving tips.
Tony @ We Only Do This Once writes The 8 Week Rule – The 8 week rule is key for a lot of reasons, but most important is that you should not make judgements too early on the progress you are making. Creating new connections in the brain takes time. You must keep at it, even if you feel like you are not making immediate improvement.
Div Guy @ The Dividend Guy Blog writes Power Corporation POW Dividend Stock Analysis – Should you invest money into this stock?
Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Dividend News: Rogers Ups Dividends by 10% – 10 percent dividend increase by Rogers Communication, nice increase!
Robert @ The College Investor writes Why Recent Mergers and Acquisitions are Great for Investors – Why Mergers and Acquisitions Drive Wall Street.
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Cash Discount for Car Repairs – Everyone hates car repairs and I’m no different. Nothing feels like throwing money away more than to paying for something you can’t see and gives you no
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Money and Child Raising: Saving for Child’s College – A discussion of the pros and cons of saving and investing to help your child pay for their college education when they reach that point.
CT @ Cashtastrophe writes What to Do If Your Not Making Ends Meet – Read what to do if your not making ends meet! Even if you aren’t in this situation, it’s good to prepare for it.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Clipping Coupons: Is it Worth It? – In order to determine whether coupons are worth your time, consider this simple argument.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes It’s Going To Be A Big Year For My Family – From my daughter’s first day of school to a major announcement about my family’s future, I’m looking at some of the big steps on the horizon.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
Jules Wilson @ Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet writes Lessons Learned from New Insurance Cards – Were your Health Insurance Cards Stolen? If so, read this post to find out exactly what you need to do and what you have to be careful of!
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View writes Gender-Based Pricing Coming Soon To Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance – Changes will be implemented soon to long-term care (LTC) insurance – the introduction of gender-based pricing in the coming months means rates will soon rise by 20% – 40% for women!
REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Buying a house cash: being truly at home – I decided to buy a house cash to fully own the roof over my head, even though it doesn’t make full financial sense
RETIREMENT AND TAXATION
Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Understanding The Child Tax Credit – It’s tax time so you are going to want to make sure you fully understand the child tax credit to maximize your tax savings.
TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Real Estate for Retirement – Real estate can be an important element of any retirement plan.
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Securing you Future after Retirement – Making your future secured this is the punch line. Yes, you would receive a sum of money every month, sitting at home without having to invest anything substantial. This would be a lifetime income solution for you. However, it’s not easy receiving the social security retirement benefits.