Before we get started, I just want to say that this is the 75th published post on AspiringBlogger.com!!! It’s been almost 9 months in the making, but I’m pretty damn proud of that! Not long before the magical 100! Thanks to everyone who has helped encourage and support me throughout this journey – I appreciate it more than you know!
Welcome to the May 17, 2013 edition of Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival! I’m pretty disappointed by the number of submissions for this post. I’ve typically had between 15-25 and had to edit that number down due to duplicates, poor content, etc. Today I started with 7 submissions and only 4 were good enough to share with you. Hopefully people aren’t sick of this – I know several people have emailed me or commented that they’re seeing a significant increase in traffic after being featured in one of my carnivals. I think before the next carnival, I’ll send out an email to anyone who has submitted something in the past seeing if they want to contribute again – maybe they’re just busy and need a little reminder.
All of the authors have put a lot of effort into writing their articles, so please take a few minutes and click through to read each one that interests you. 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 presents Junk To Funk: Some Woman Down The Road Left Me With Hardwood posted at Canadian Budget Binder, saying, “It’s not everyday I come across a money maker in the streets for free but when I do see it I jump on it. Often a simple DIY project can yield you savings in your budget or profits to your bank account if you can sell it. Watch me turn junk into funk and save!”
David Leonhardt presents Laundry costs and how to save money posted at The Happy Guy, saying, “Put clothes to the smell test. If they smell like sweat, put them in the laundry. If they don’t smell like sweat, they are still good to wear. If a person is in the habit of tossing their PJs in the wash each morning, they could save close to $100 per year just by wearing them 3 nights. $100 per person. A family of five could save $500 a year.”
John Schmoll presents 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated From College posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “It’s sadly been too long since I graduated from college. There are a number of things I wish I knew before I did, chiefly among them avoiding debt, investing early by taking advantage of a 401k and networking all with the intention of growing professionally as well as growing my wealth.”
Andrew presents How to Escape Second-Hand Car Scams – student-finance.com.au posted at student-finance.com.au, saying, “Buying a second hand car can be a real risky venture. Its happened to many people where they drive away and find out a month later there is a problem with the motor that will cost a couple thousand to fix, or the car could have been involved in an accident and wont pass registration. This article has some great tips that will help you from getting scammed and a good vehicle that works.”
That concludes this edition. I want to thank everyone who submitted a post – just because we didn’t have a lot of submissions doesn’t mean they weren’t good quality posts! I normally ask you to make sure to read at least a few posts – but this time, I think you can spare a few minutes and read all of them! Let me know in the comments what you thought of them. Do you see anything I could do differently to attract more submissions?
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 index page.