Welcome to the 49th edition of the Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival. There’s a lot of great information in here, so stick around and make yourself comfortable.
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BUDGETING AND FRUGALITY
SavingMentor @ How To Save Money writes When to Buy Things To Save The Most Money – An effective and simple saving strategy is to buy items in the off–season – when they are at their cheapest. For example, the price of air conditioners is the highest in the spring when the snow melts and it starts to get warmer. Prices start to come down in the fall as temperatures across the country start to drop.
Mark Ross @ Money Saving Dude writes 50+ Money Saving Tips From Some of The Best Personal Finance Bloggers Today – Are you looking for ways how to save money? If you are, then let these money saving tips from some of the best personal finance bloggers today help you.
Mario @ Debt BLAG writes Two measures could make this a HUGE week for student loan reform! – This week, two proposed measures could expand the Pay As You Earn repayment option and allow borrowers to refinance their student loans
Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes Plan to Retire? Then Stop Giving Your Kids Money! – Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of articles written about how parents may need to rethink their retirement plans because of their Gen Y money-sucking kids. Guess what, the solution to your retirement dilemma is simple. Stop giving your kids money and use it to retire on instead!
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Do your parents stick their nose into your bank account balance? – Do you have parents who are overprotective and want to know your every financial move? Find out what one fans parents do and what my suggestion to her was.
Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes Well, June is Going to Be Weird… – While Daddy’s away, the girls will play! How our June is shaping up with the Big Guy gone!
Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes Nine frugal things I love about summer in the city; my 2014 checklist – Even city-dwellers have plenty to look forward to when the weather gets warm; here are the things I’m looking forward to
Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes A Secret Career Confession – Last week a friend of mine was looking for people that wanted to do a little acting for a video that was being produced for the company he works for.
Monica @ Monica On Money writes What Turning 30 Taught Me About Money – I finally turned 30 in March. For years, I’ve been anxiously waiting to turn 30! I’m not exactly sure what I expected, maybe that I’d suddenly become more successful
Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Facts you really need to know about your 401(k) – If you have a 401(k) plan through your employer there are a number of things that you really need to know about it in order to take advantage of it as much as possible.
Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes Unemployed Financial Management – Losing your job can be a very difficult and stressful time. It is, however, vital that you take the right steps to secure your finances as soon as you become unemployed.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes What My GPS Watch Taught Me About Financial Accountability – Accountablity can come from a lot of places, even a GPS watch
Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes Feed Your Family Fresh, Healthy Food for $300 a Month – Think it can’t be done? Think again! We stick to a $300 (ok, sometimes $400) budget for food, toiletries, cleaning, and baby supplies!
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Making Simple Changes To Your Home Whilst On A Small Budget – You do not have to spend a lot of money to jazz up your room with a new look. If you are a little creative and take some time over what you want to achieve you can source furniture and bring items in on a smaller budget.
Mario @ Debt BLAG writes Losing socks isn’t your fault; here’s why you should declare sock bankruptcy – Why waste your laundry day pairing up socks? Declare sock bankruptcy and never worry about losing individual socks again.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Life Logic: Opening a 401k – A 401K can be an excellent asset for your future and your current lifestyle. It’s a good investment for yourself – but how do you open one? Read here!
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Three gifts for men to get your gift ideas factory going – Men are awkward customers. I can say this because I am a man and I empathise with anyone who has ever endured the frustrating quandary of what gifts for men to get for friends or loved ones.
Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes A Sure-Fire Way To Save On Taxes – Those who pay less in taxes do so by spending less and saving more.
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 @ Edward Antrobus writes Tips to Help You Pay Down Your Student Debt – If you’ve just recently graduated from college, congratulations! Best of luck finding a job and starting your career.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas @ UK Buy Bitcoins writes BITCOIN ATM MACHINES OPENING AROUND GREAT BRITAIN – Bitcoin is coming to the UK and now, amongst other online ways, you can buy Bitcoin via any of the ATM machines that are popping up around the country.
Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes Debt Reduction and Elimination: Attitude Rules – Is debt reduction something you think about, yet aren’t sure how to go about? The first thing that will likely need changing is your attitude towards debt.
Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes Don’t Make these Investing Mistakes Like I Did – Learning how to invest can be overwhelming for many. I don’t want you to do the same mistake I did when I started investing. So, check on these investing mistakes.
Justin @ iPlugin writes What’s the reason for the decline in iPad sales? – People are beginning to question what’s going on with Apple’s ubiquitous iPad tablet as sales during the first quarter of 2014 dropped 16%.
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.
Cat @ Budget Blonde writes Saving Money Isn’t for the Sleep Deprived – Despite being up all night with my little boy bean, I thought it would be an excellent idea to go to the grocery store on Memorial Day and leave hubs with the twins.
Mr. Frenzy @ Frenzied Finances writes The Bookwormhole: EReaders VS Print And Your Finances – eReaders: are they worth the money? Believe it or not, they could end up saving in the long run. Read here to learn how and to see if they’re right for you.
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Paying For Past Mistakes – There have been a couple of instances recently where past actions or decisions have come to back to haunt me financially. Paying for past mistakes…
Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes I Did It……I Opened a Retirement Account – At the beginning of the year I declared that 2014 would be the year I stopped talking about investing and just went for it.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes 4 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Refinancing Your House – A friend of mine just refinanced his house. And he’s not happy. You’d think that someone who lowered his interest rate by more than 1.5 percentage points and dropped his loan term to 15 from 30 years with a fixed-rate mortgage would be ecstatic. But he’s not.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Can Your Student Loans Be Forgiven? – Last week, I did an interview with Lynn Berry about how new college graduates should handle student debt.
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Shopping Strategies: Buying Now Or Waiting for Better Deals – Everyone has their shopping strategies. Do you buy or wait for deals later? Read here – we weigh the two strategies and help you on your way to shop smart.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Five Common Sense Things You Can Do to Save Money – Simple steps you can take on to save money for your young family.
IMB @ Investing Money writes How to Protect Your Portfolio – With the stock market averages changing, investors are becoming edgy. These are unsettling times. Read here to learn how to protect your portfolio.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes 12 Mobile Apps That Will Help You Earn Extra Money – My cell phone bill is ridiculously expensive, so I’ve found a way to balance it out by downloading mobile apps that actually PAY ME to use them. Here are the 12 best apps that will help you earn extra money…
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Time versus money and what is your time worth? – When was the last time you considered what you spend your time versus money on and how much your time is worth?
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 5 Ways To Save On Car Insurance – Car insurance can be a large expense for many. Here are a handful of ways to save on car insurance. What will you do with the savings?
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes The Weddee, Not the Wedder: How to Budget Wedding Attendance – Showing up at everyone’s wedding but your own? Here’s how to stay afloat during the busiest of wedding seasons.
Larry @ KrantCents writes If You Were Boss – What would you do if you were boss? What if you were boss of the company you work for?
Hayley @ Disease Called Debt writes How Paying Off Debt is Helping Me Change My Life for the Better – Paying off debt involves making certain changes to your lifestyle. However, during the debt payoff process, you might just find yourself making other changes in your life too. This post describes how paying off debt has opened many doors for me and provided me with great opportunities.
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