Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival #42


Personal Finance Carnival #6 – May 17, 2013 - Aspiring Blogger

Welcome to the 42nd edition of the Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival. We have another packed carnival for your enjoyment, so get ready!

While you’re here, make sure to read as many of the posts as you can – I know it would be difficult for you to read all of them – but please do if you feel like it! If you’re interested in participating in the next blog carnival, you can find out details here or submit your post here! Thanks for stopping by!



Stephanie @ Six Figures Under writes 6 Kitchen Appliances that Save Us Money – Some people equate thrifty with minimalist. While some people avoid kitchen appliances that take up space and only perform one function, we have found that many of those kitchen appliances save us money. They are worth their space in gold!

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes How to be your own money manager – Becoming your own money manager is something that you should get used to especially if you plan to live as debt free of a life as possible.

Berlin Summer @ Laser Tech and Laser Safety writes Getting Economy Red Dot Alignment Laser – Red dot projecting alignment laser is able to emit highly visible and bright 650nm red light, which is able to provide high level of accurate red dot on targeted surfaces all the times.

Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes There is a BIG difference between frugal and cheap – People conflate frugality with being cheap, but there are big linguistic and philosophical differences between the two

Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Does Fracking cause Earthquakes? – Instead of the usual financial blog today were going to get a little bit crazy with some breaking news about fracking, the relatively new approach to mining natural gas, and its possible link to earthquakes.

Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Watch Out for These IRS Red Flags – It is without a doubt the most dreaded letter that anyone can receive as a taxpayer; the letter that says you are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Common College 529 Mistakes That Can Cost You – College is a big enough expense as it is without the need for any other types of financial problems or mistakes.

Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes What Are You Actually Saving for in Retirement? – Here is a question that, if you are creeping closer to retirement age, you might want to ask yourself: what exactly are you saving for?

Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes My Disagreement with Dave Ramsey – Part 1 – Dave Ramsey’s program has helped thousands reclaim their financial lives, but his system might be the most inefficient thing I’ve ever seen.

Evan @ The Smaller Dollar writes Financial Pros and Cons of Doing Your Own Yard Work – As a frugal homeowner, the value of doing my own yard work versus hiring this service out is one I consider often, mainly when it’s 102 outside, my grass is long, and there is a James Bond marathon on TV. I have never taken the plunge to hiring a lawn service since the cost feels like an excess that I don’t need. But that’s just me. Let’s take a look at the financial pros and cons of doing your own yard work.

Mario @ Debt BLAG writes Want to give kids a way better gift? Contribute to their 529 for college – Sure, you could give kids another useless toy, or you can help them save for college through a 529 plan


Joshua Rodriguez @ CNA Finance writes Synthetic Happiness and Money – Joshua discusses synthetic happiness inspired by a TED Talk. In this post, he reveals his plans to prove synthetic financial happiness exists.

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.

Monica @ Monica On Money writes Military Series: 10 Reasons To Love The USO – My family and I were traveling to last minute to visit family in New Jersey and found ourselves on a 8 hour layover in Nashville, Tennesse. We had several unexpected flight delays.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes Overqualified: How to Get Around the Enigma – No one ever thinks that a job interviewer would turn them down for being too qualified for a position.


Matt @ Budget Snob writes What wealthy women do differently than wealthy men – We are going to be taking just a quick look at how women differ from them when it comes to creating wealth, based on recent research.

Sam @ The New Business Blog writes Top 3 Challenges of Running a Small Business – Before leaving your day job to start your own small business, you should first understand the many challenges that you may face as an entrepreneur.

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.

Charles @ Getting A Rich Life writes Dividend Stocks I Bought This Year – I am not a dividend growth or stock investor, I am a total returns investor.

Justin @ iPlugin writes Did You Know That You Can Do These Things on Your iPhone? – Owning an iPhone comes with many perks. Being one of the top of the line smartphones in the market right now, the iPhone has several features that its competitors fail to surpass or even meet.


Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes Prepare for the Worst, Expect the Best – I grew up watching a lot of sports so from an early age I saw just how callous businesses could be. Franchise players can be swept out the door once they’re no longer useful and the fans will quickly forget about them once a new star is on the field. Some of my favorite players growing up were either traded away or not re-signed because they were too old or expensive. It’s as if all the money and success they brought in prior years had been forgotten once they got too old.

GYF @ Gaming Your Finances writes We’re Financially Independent (For The Next 3 Months Anyway) – Starting in June my wife and I are going to be financially independent for three whole months and we’re extremely excited!

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Can your Personality Determine your Income? – Experts will tell you that, when it comes to earning money, the type of personality that you have definitely influences how much money you will earn, save and/or put towards retirement.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes Financial Rules for your Life – Part 1 of 2 – There is absolutely no denying that money is a big part lives. It is the means to many important ends including security, opportunity, wish fulfillment and even philanthropy.

Hadley @ Epic Finances writes Did some tech insiders dump their shares ahead of the slump in March? – In a move that has caused more than a bit of unease among many investors, insiders at some of the hottest private and publicly traded Internet companies got rid of substantial personal stock stakes before the March slump began.

Andrea @ So Over This writes Whose Responsbility is it to Pay for College? – So, my wife and I have been giving a lot of thought to having children soon, and to be perfectly honest the thought alone scares the hell out of me.

Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes 3 Ways to Ensure You Have Money Left in the Last Week of the Month – We all know that when we look in our bank accounts during the week approaching pay day, it is more than likely that a few moths will fly out.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes First Homes Are a Big Deal – It is a sign that we are growing and ready to accept the responsibility that comes with home ownership. It is also a sign that we are ready to move out of the rental market and into something that we will stay in for a long time.

Larry @ KrantCents writes Keeping your Credit Score in line – Your credit score is a number. But it is a very important number. It could stand between you and that house you’ve been wanting to buy, the car you want to rent for a holiday or any sort of dream purchase you’ve been pining for.


Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes Retirement Fund Sustainability | Will My Retirement Monies Run Out On Me? – Retirees are savvy individuals who have already put in the time and effort to develop their nest-eggs.

Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes What’s being done to prevent Credit Card Fraud? – As credit card fraud becomes a multibillion-dollar problem, putting an exact figure on what has become a huge nationwide problem isn’t exactly easy.

Natalie @ Debt and the Girl writes How Spending $25 Helped Me Gain My Sanity Back – I am a workaholic. I love to keep busy and work my butt off. Like any PF blogger, I especially like the financial compensation it brings.


Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Cybercriminals Now Targeting Medical Records – With more than 15 million data breaches last year alone, medical identity theft is an enormous problem that keeps growing.

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Accelerating My Retirement | How Can I Retire Faster? – There are definite methods to accelerate retirement. There are tips, tricks, plans and procedures to engage that can shave loads of time off your retirement age, but you have to understand some rather bleak facts first.

Cat @ Budget Blonde writes Is it Selfish to Not Have Kids? – My wife and I are a DINK couple – Dual Income No Kids.

TW @ Tightwad Travelers writes What is Travel Hacking? – Travel Hacking is the art of traveling on as little money as possible.


Thomas @ i need money ASAP! writes How To Find Temp Jobs – If you need money asap and have some extra time then a temp job could be the perfect option for you. This post goes through all the details you need to know to find a temp job.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes That debt collector who’s been harassing you? It’s a scam artist – A person’s phone rings and when they answer it they are confronted with someone claiming to be a debt collector or representing a debt collection agency.

Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes How to Start Investing With $1,000 or Less – Is it possible to start investing with $1,000 or less? Many believe that because they don’t have what would be considered a lot of money then they simply have to wait. So I share with you some options which can work best for you to start investing with little money


Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Tips to Save on Fuel – The price of fuel just continues to soar, and this may go on and on in the coming years.

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Why Dave Ramsey’s Ideas on Credit Are Crazy – I think Dave Ramsey’s Ideas on Credit Are Crazy. This is because he advise people that no matter how good they are with their money, they should avoid credit cards at all costs

Alex @ Home Life Weekly writes How to use a Credit Card Wisely – Learn how to use your Credit Card wisely


Well, that’s all for this edition – thanks for stopping by and reading, let me know in the comments if you have any thoughts about the articles or the carnival in general. As always – I really appreciate you all stopping by and spending time reading/commenting/etc!

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