Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival #43


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

Welcome to the 43rd edition of the Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival. This carnival has tons of great posts in it – so I hope you stick around and read as many as possible.

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!



Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Why a cash only budget might be right for you – Not everyone who uses a budget likes to use cash but some people were meant to use the cash only budgeting system because it’s right for them.

Even Steven @ writes Why You Must Attack Your Debt Like Ragnar Lothbrok – Post about how Ragnor Lothbrok from History’s Vikings would attack debt and you should to. Swinging swords and axes are just the beginning.

Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes What type of frugal are you — simplicity frugal or champagne frugal? – There’s a war for the soul of frugal! Are you a simplicist or a maximizer?

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.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Better Late Than Never: How to Avoid Late Fees at All Costs – Late fees are fun for no one but they are also very easily avoided.

Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes 4 Places You Should NOT Swipe Your Debit Card – When we hear about massive data breaches at credit report company Experian or a department store like Target, it becomes apparent that debit card problems are spiraling out of control.

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.

Justin @ iPlugin writes Should You Own an iPad Air? – Are you looking for a new tablet because your old one has reached the end of its useful life or maybe simply because you want to upgrade to a better device?

Joshua Rodriguez @ CNA Finance writes Budgets – Happiness (Science Says So) – In this post, William from First Quarter Finance discusses the connection between budgets and happiness with your financial position. Find out why budgets make people happy!

Evan @ The Smaller Dollar writes Frugal Vacation Idea – Go Camping! – For the frugal vacationer a great way to stretch that smaller dollar farther is to pack the tent, grab the cooler, and go camping!

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Top Canadian Finance Blogs 2014 Final Round – Now is the time for you to choose who will be crowned the top Canadian finance blog for 2014. You can vote for up to 3 of your favourites in the final round. The winners will be announced on Canada Day, July 1st. Good luck everyone.

Mario @ Debt BLAG writes May 2014 net worth update — DOWN $6,700! – My net worth took a nose dive in April; check out why I’m not too worried about it


Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Tips on How to Make and Save Extra Money – Every person always toys with the idea of making extra cash and becoming an overnight success.

Cat @ Budget Blonde writes How I Saved Money On My Wedding Dress – After some long and careful thought, I decided to wear my mother’s dress on my wedding day.


Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Reconsidering Your Retirement: 10 Tips – Considering retirement? Before you go any further, start reconsidering your retirement, just in case you missed anything. Here are ten tips to consider.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes How Rich Do You Think You Are? – Wealth can be defined in many different ways, but classically it is measured through one’s net worth.

Roger @ The Amateur Financier writes Sensible Age To Plan Retirement | When Should I Begin Planning My Retirement? – What is a sensible age to begin planning your retirement? That depends on several factors. When you retire, it’s not going to be like it might have been for you parents. Guaranteed lifelong healthcare, locked-in pension payments and proverbial gold watches may certainly not apply.

Andrea @ So Over This writes Parents Need to Start Teaching Their Kids Financial Responsbility! – Believe it or not, you are personally responsible for every financial decision your children make throughout their entire lives!


JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit writes 2014 Goals – 1st Quarter Update – I’m a big fan of setting specific measurable goals to not only push me to where I want to be but to also keep me on track. I set a lot of goals for myself in January covering all sorts of topics from saving, investing, blogging and some personal goals as well. It’s been a bit of a mixed bag thus far but it’s hard to know where to go if you don’t know where you’re at.

GYF @ Gaming Your Finances writes Net Worth Update: $808,553 – On thing that has done wonders for our net worth was creating an investment plan. We decided a while back to create a value averaging investment plan. This plan has helped us save and invest wisely over the last few years.

Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Save Money on Gas as You Fill Up Your Tank – Saving money on gas is not all about changing your driving style or choosing the right vehicle.

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Taking the Leap: When is it Time to Ditch the Lease? – This past decade has paved the way for some very big changes in the housing market, making it both harder to find a home and easier to get financed for one.

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Increase Your Citi Credit Card Limits – Most of the time when I get mail from Citi it’s junk mail like offers for balance transfers, adding an authorized user or those paper checks. Does anyone actually use those stupid checks that probably charge 30% interest? I sure don’t and any time I see a letter from Citi, I open it, scan it quickly and almost always throw it away. But the other day, I got an offer that was actually pretty enticing.

Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes Why Credit Cards are Not Evil – Are Credit Cards evil? I am going to say they aren’t. The Blame Lies with You. Too many use of credit cards incorrectly and then we blame them for their money problems. If you use the tool correctly, things tend to go OK.


Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Sin Stocks: What They Are And Why You Should Buy Them – Are you aware of sin stocks? They are stocks that are related sinful acts – drinking, smoking, etc.

Lee Veldkamp @ The Value Geek writes Monthly Goals Update – Follow me as I try to reach financial independence.

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.

Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Low Income is Better than No Income: How to Climb Out of the Low Income Bracket – Nowadays low income brings up a negative image. It feels like a curse word to those that have to list it in their paperwork and feels like a scarlet letter.


Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes Sexy Stocks: Usually Not Worth It – When you first start talking to people about the stock market, the average reaction by the average individual is to change the topic.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes Financial Rules for your Life – Part 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.

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.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes How to Save Money On Moving House: – When moving house, you have two options: to transport things on your own, or hire a moving company.

Larry @ KrantCents writes Money Management Tips for Children – Money management is the process of budgeting, saving, investing, spending or otherwise in overseeing the cash usage of an individual or group.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes 5 Tough Lessons Learned From Starting an Online Business – Starting an online business is a popular topic in almost every niche.

TW @ Tightwad Travelers writes Travel Hacking Guide – Learn the tips and tricks we use to travel the world for pennies on the dollar


SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Yet More Items To Budget For Your Independently Published Book – More items to consider when independently publishing your book.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes How To Compete In The Current Job Market – job-seekers must adapt accordingly to the demands of a deceptively competitive job market if they are to make money. Consider the following steps towards achieving this.

Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Financial Creativity – My wife and I are on the same page when it comes to our financial goals. This has led me to financial creativity. Stealth savings…

Mark Ross @ Money Saving Dude writes How To Make Money With Money – There are a lot of ways that you can do to make money, but if you’re looking for a way to make money with money that you have now, then you should read this article.

Joshua Rodriguez @ CNA Finance writes Instagram Tips For Business Marketing – Have you thought of Instagram as a marketing tool? Are you using it? Here are a few tips that will help you get your marketing up and running!

Matt @ Budget Snob writes Late Payment: Who are the Worst Offenders? – According to The Times, Government bodies are amongst the very worst offenders when it comes to late payments in the UK.

Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Financial Aid Tips for the Uninitiated – If you are the parent of a child in high school that is rapidly approaching college age, chances are that you have just been introduced to the numbers game that is financial aid.

Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes It’s Never Too Early: Financial Habits To Build in Your Twenties – Too many students are thrown into college with no understanding of how the real world works and are left to figure it out on their own.

Charles @ Getting A Rich Life writes Find Your Financial Freedom Inspiration – Those who are inspired are more likely to stick with their path towards financial independence.

Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes Three Types of Apps to Get Your Bank Account Back on Track – There are apps for absolutely everything you need these days, whether it is help managing your eating habits, catching up with your celebrity gossip or sling-shotting birds into the faces of cute little piggies.

Stephanie @ Six Figures Under writes Can I Really Make Money on Etsy? – Etsy is a great side hustle, especially for parents who stay home with their little ones. Learn about what to sell, how much it costs, and Etsy vs selling on your own website.


CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes How to Help your Friends with Passive Income – Passive income is a financial stream that is derived from little or no extra effort. Think you’re an expert? Here’s how to help friends with passive income.

IMB @ Investing Money writes High Speed Trading – Trading has changed as we have become more technologically able. Read here for all you need to know about high speed trading and the stock market.

JP @ My Family Finances writes The Story of Money and Currency – It’s a good resource for anyone who needs to understand how money works and how we value it.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes One for the weekend: class and the workings of capitalism – A simplistic chart of how capitalism work and your chance to check which class you belong to.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes How hard is it for you to ask financial questions? – Are you someone who can talk finances and ask questions or do you need our easy ways to ask financial questions when your nervous about doing so?

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes How to Make Money Reselling Craigslist Freebies – Maybe you’ve used Craigslist to buy or sell things, but have you ever checked out all of the things that are free? That’s right; there is a section devoted to things which are simply given away. People give things away because it is easier than trying to sell them or bring them to a thrift store as a donation.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes From Garden to Table: Why Home Gardens are Both Fun and Inexpensive – Interested in having a home garden? From family bonding to inexpensive meals, here are few reasons why planting your own food works.

Mr. Frenzy @ Frenzied Finances writes Buyer Beware: Avoiding Shopping Scams – Thanks to the Internet, anyone can fall victim to a fraud. Knowing what to look for will be the first step to protecting yourself from becoming a victim.

Joshua Rodriguez @ CNA Finance writes Top 5 Personal Finance Apps Of 2014 – Joshua goes through his 5 favorite personal finance apps to date and what they do to help with managing money!

Joshua Rodriguez @ CNA Finance writes Being Nice Bites! My First Rental Income Fail! – Learn about the dangers of rental income from a personal story of Joshua’s first rental income fail!

Thomas @ i need money ASAP! writes The Best Way To Pay Down Debt – Over the last few years there has been a rise in peer-to-peer lending sites that offer debt consolidation loans that start at just 7%. That means on a $10,000 credit card balance you could save ~$2,300 a year in interest!!!

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.

Nell Casey @ The Million Dollar Diva writes A New Do + A Money Lesson for All of Us – Sometimes money lessons come from the strangest situations. When someone taught me how to curl my hair, I learnt a valuable lesson about appreciating other’s knowledge about money management.


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!

Submit your article to the next edition of Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future edition information can be found on my Blog Carnival page.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Even Steven July 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

This is exciting, it is my first Blogger Carnival. Thank you for including me Aspiring Blogger!

Reply July 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

No problem, thanks for your submission and keep up the good work!!


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