Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival #47


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

Welcome to the 47th edition of the Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival. Of course, after last week’s ridiculously short carnival, we have this jumbo-sized carnival to make up for it! I hope you’re in the mood to read, because there’s a lot of great content this week!

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!



Brad @ How to Save Money writes Budgeting to Save Money – How to build a budget that will help you achieve your financial goals

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Are you rich just because you are debt free? – Do you want to know how to be famous around people you know? Tell them you are debt free and have no mortgage to pay and you’ve just become the rich person you never knew you were.

Mark Ross @ Money Saving Dude writes How To Redesign A Website On A Very Limited Budget – I just finished redesigning my website, and I’m very happy that it didn’t cost me that much money to do it. I was able to save a lot by doing all the redesigning on my own, and using some of the best tools available for DIY web designers like me. Do you want to know how I did it? If you do, then feel free to check out my article now.

Kurt Fischer @ Money Counselor writes How to Recognize a Payday Lender – Garish signs, bold colors, obscured windows, lots of dollar signs—these are the telltale indicators of a storefront payday lender. Stay away!

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes 4 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast – With the housing market looking troublesome and many people still tightening their budgets in the economic recession, finding the best buyers for your house can be tricky.

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Borrowing Money? Avoid using these 2 Methods – While it is certainly true that everyone needs money, sometimes it is rather hard to find if you need extra money quickly.

Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Gas Saving Myths Exposed – Summer is coming up fast and with it gas prices will be increasing, as they seem to do every year.

Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Lock Up Credit Card Safety with the coming Card Control App – One of the most vulnerable points that credit cards have is that, since they are always on, they can always be used by criminals who somehow get access to their data.

Matt @ Budget Snob writes Five Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Used Car – Purchasing a used car is a great way to avoid the hit of depreciation and drive away on a steep discount in comparison to new models.

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.

Andrea @ So Over This writes Could You Live on Minimum Wage? – Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past the year it’s hard to miss the ongoing debate over minimum wage!

Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Health Insurance Coverage | Will My Health Insurance Cover Dentistry? – It is no secret that your dental health is one very important element of your overall health.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Is Data Mining a fair way to set Insurance Rates? – With computer technology advancing by leaps and bounds, it is no surprise that insurance companies have started using sophisticated software to help them determine what rates to charge their customers.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes Health Insurance | Can I Get Health Insurance Coverage If I Am Pregnant? – So many women have questions about their eligibility to get health insurance if they are pregnant, or if they are thinking about getting pregnant soon.

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.

Cat @ Budget Blonde writes Do You Make These 5 Renter Mistakes? – Are you a rental dweller? I am and I also happen to work in property management!

Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes Why Bargains Aren’t Always Such a Bargain – Here is some sage and simple advice; never purchase anything just because it is a bargain.

Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes Find Money in a Too-Tight Budget – Having trouble squeezing your budget for just a bit more? Check out these tips!

Evan @ The Smaller Dollar writes Top 5 Frugal Reasons to Take a Cruise – If you’re on the fence about taking the plunge (no pun intended) into cruising, here are 5 money saving reasons why cruising is such a fantastic frugal vacation choice!


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.

Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes When is the Best Time to Buy Life Insurance? – The best time to buy life insurance is a common debate and it’s clouded by the fact there is so much misinformation about it. So I would like to share with you things you need to know about life insurance.


Hadley @ Epic Finances writes 9 Proven Strategies to Eliminate Debt – One of the most stressful things that can happen to a person is falling prey to what I call the Debt Trap.

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.


Sam @ The New Business Blog writes 5 Top Apps for Entrepreneurs – If you are a busy entrepreneur you already have your hands full with a million different things that need to be done.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Fifteen blogging tips to make you an awesome blogger – These are fifteen blogging tips that can make you an awesome blogger: a skill we all need to have in today’s network economy.

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Filing for Divorce: Know What Forms You’ll Need – Going through a divorce can be an emotional time. However, you can file for divorce without the assistance of an attorney by filing a complaint for divorce, filling out a financial affidavit, Settlement Agreement and Divorce Decree.


Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes My Worst Investment Decisions – I recently talked about my first investment, Intimate Brands and how I felt like the man. While I was successful with that investment, investing wasn’t always a positive experience.

Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes 4 Investment Fees That Will Kill Your Portfolio – Investment fees can hinder the long term growth of your portfolio. I share four of the worst investment fees to be aware of and avoid if at all possible.


Amy @ Money Mishaps writes The biggest threat to Retirees’ nest-eggs? Their Mortgage – What is the biggest threat hanging over the head of many older Americans heading towards retirement?

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 Staging – Will it really increase the selling price of your house? – If there iss one bit of advice that practically all real estate agents give to their clients it’s this; staging your home before showing it to buyers will increase its price.

Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes How To Market Yourself – 10 Best Ways To Market Your Skills And Experience – Being modest about your skills, experience, and achievements on both the professional and personal levels has no place in the jobs market.

Larry @ KrantCents writes How to Start Saving – You can start saving today! Can you put aside $10 per day? If you start saving $10 per day at twenty-two (22) years old, you will be a millionaire in forty (40) years.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes 4 Things I’m Doing to Save Money Right Now – My income has slowly increased over the last three or four months. So, you’d think that I’d have saved those extra few hundred dollars, right? Wrong.


Hank @ Money Q&A writes Are You Feeling Peer Pressure To Buy Whole Life Insurance? – A friend recently complained about an old college roommate who was trying to pressure him to buy whole life insurance. He was having trouble telling him no.

JP @ My Family Finances writes Developing Accountancy Talent Internally – The accountancy profession is certainly one of the backbones of sustainable success across all industries from for-profit companies to non-profit organisations for many reasons.

Richard Adams @ TechToucan writes How To Outsource Your WordPress Maintenance Tasks – If you’re serious about building your blog it’s all too easy to waste vast amounts of time on routine maintenance tasks such as updating plugins, securing your site from hackers, tweaking themes and fixing minor issues rather than actually on producing top-quality content and growing your readership. So what’s the solution? The answer, of course, is outsourcing.

Monica @ Monica On Money writes You Don’t Have To Be A Superhero To Become Debt Free – Sometimes, I feel like I need to be a SUPERHERO to make it all happen.


Maria @ The Money Principle writes Domestic Tips to Save Money and the Planet – Did you know that changing your vacuum cleaner may be a good thing for your wallet and Earth? This is one of our domestic tips.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Why should fast food and eating out be cheaper than dining in? – Why is it fast food is often better for your finances than eating healthy? Why do I have to pay more to feel better!

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Going Local: How to Shop at a Farmers’ Market – Tips to get the most for your money at the farmers’ market.

Mr. Frenzy @ Frenzied Finances writes Ideas for saving money – Most of us are likely to welcome with open arms the idea of having more money to spend. One of the ways of doing that, of course, is to save more in the first place. Easier said than done, you might say!

SavingMentor @ How To Save Money writes How To Get Started With Couponing – You may have seen the show Extreme Couponing, or may have been stuck behind an “extreme couponer” at the checkout. How do they do it? Where do they get those coupons from? Does it take a long time to plan and get organized? Well, read on to find out! I didn’t use coupons until a few years ago when I discovered coupon inserts in our local flyers.

Don @ Money Reasons writes Why Debt Reduction is Easier Than Investing – I think that debt reduction is easier than investing. It’s the emotions an predictability of the two financial areas that make the difference.

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes 6 Unusual Ways to Save Money (Without Dumpster Diving) – Not into dumpster diving? Here are a half dozen unusual tactics for saving money you might actually try.

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Road Rage: Fixing Your Car For Cheap – The cost of fixing a car can be expensive. Fortunately, car repairs do not have to cost a large amount. Here are some tips that’ll help.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Five Ways To Make Your Car Last Longer – In August of last year, car prices had achieved a record high of over $31,000 in 2013. That a big investment, read how to make your car last longer!

Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes My Disagreement with Dave Ramsey – Part 3 – Baby Steps 5, 6, & 7 – Now Comes the Fun Part!

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.

Justin @ iPlugin writes What Can Siri Do For You? – As personal assistants go, Apple’s Siri is one of the most popular, but most people have no idea of some of the more interesting things that she can do.


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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