Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival #46


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

Welcome to the 46th edition of the Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival. As you may have noticed already – this is the shortest carnival we’ve had in a LONG time. I have no idea why, but hey – this gives you an opportunity to read a lot more content than you would normally. So I say – awesome! Enjoy it.

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!



Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Penalty-Free: How to Claim Your 401k Early – Yes, you can claim your 401k early, penalty-free! But first, you need to know how it all works. Read here for all the information you need on your 401k.


Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes Why You Should Invest for Your Child – Going against popular opinion, I’ve always invested money for my child. Read this article for the reasons why I think it is a prudent path to invest for your child.


CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Common Household Items that Can be Made At Home – Heads up for a money saver: there are many household items that can be made at home. Before running to replace them, read here to learn how to make them.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes You College Diploma Is Like A Share Of Stock – The college you attend says a lot about you. You should treat your diploma like a share of stock in your college or university that rises or falls in value.

Don @ Money Reasons writes Why Customer Service Matters When Selling Products Online – Read why customer service matters when you decide to sell products online. Perhaps it’s the difference between being successful or losing business.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Personal Wealth versus Mental Health: working from home – Working from home and freelancing is the way of the economy today. How do wealth and mental health weigh in the balance?


SavingMentor @ How To Save Money writes What To Do When Something You Already Bought Goes On Sale – Everyone likes to find a good deal on the things they buy. But, what happens if you buy something, thinking you got a good deal, only to find the same item go down in price after you bought it? Use Price-Matching Most retail stores in Canada offer a 30 day price match policy.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Income Versus Personal Net Worth – You can do a quick math calculation between your income and your personal net worth to see how financially secure you are. Why is this calculation important?

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes How to Earn Crazy High Interest on Your Checking Account – Ever heard of Kasasa accounts? These checking accounts pay over 3% annual interest — way more than the industry average.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Money Saving Tips for Families – Ben Franklin understood that money saved is just as good as money earned. Families can expand the quality of their life by spending smart and choosing less expensive and often more satisfying options. Keep in mind that the more money you save, the less time you will have to spend at work.

Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Why (and How!) I Changed My Thinking On Emergency Funds – My previous thinking on emergency funds: 6-9 months of living expenses seemed like a lot. Now, I’m beginning to think that’s not such a bad idea.

JP @ My Family Finances writes 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Reverse Mortgages – Here are some frequently asked questions about reverse mortgages to start you on your fact-finding mission.

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Getting Fashionable: How to Buy the Best Fashion with the Least – Tips to help you purchase name brand fashion without taking out a home equity account.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Does Anybody Cook Anymore? – Driving down Highway 9 in downtown Alpharetta the other evening, I noticed that the parking lots were packed like a bunch of sardines in a can.

Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes The Retirement Industrial Complex – A few weeks ago I was perusing one of my favorite forums – the Bogleheads – and saw a post about one of my other favorite online places, Mr. Money Mustache.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Franchising: Is It for You? – Is buying a franchise the right step for you? Will it help or hinder your financial journey and success.

IMB @ Investing Money writes Finding the right trading software system – It is fair to say that the perfect foreign exchange trading system doesn’t exist. Techniques have evolved over time offering more insight than ever before into the behaviour of the markets.


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.

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