Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival – March 15, 2013


Aspiring Blogger - Personal Finance Carnival - March 1, 2013

Welcome to the March 15, 2013 edition of Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival – our second edition.  While in our first carnival I was stunned to have 11 articles, I’m just blown away that we have 17 this time!!! We actually had more, but I removed several for various reasons – so 17 is actually low! I think I’m going to keep doing carnivals every couple of weeks for the a couple of months and see how it goes. Please let me know your thoughts – do you enjoy the articles? Do you like mixing up the content this way? While I originally thought this would be easier than writing a post – I’ve found that putting everything together is a very labor-intensive process!

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!



Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Budget for Having Your First Baby posted at Newborn Care, saying, “There’s an old adage that says if you wait to have children until you can afford them, you’ll never have them. While it’s true that raising kids in today’s world costs a pretty penny.”

Mike Swenson presents Budgeting 101 – 6 Steps to a Stronger Future posted at Financially Relevant.

Kevin Giffin presents How to Shop for School Clothes on a Budget posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Shopping for school clothes doesn’t have to sink you into debt. Your kids can wear trendy and unique outfits on a budget, as long as you’re willing to work at finding them.”

Career Advice

John Schmoll presents Taking the Plunge: Why I Hate Being Self-Employed posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Being self-employed is not what the late-night infomercials would have you believe. It is hard work and requires a lot of discipline, make sure you know that before taking the plunge for yourself.”

Financial Freedom

Jessica Clark presents 30 Blogs to Help You Draft Your First Will posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “A properly drafted will also helps ensure that court proceedings are concluded in a timely manner, and that disputes of your assets and estate are avoided.”

Financial Independence

Justin presents Personal Finance is Like Driving: Don’t Speed! posted at The Frugal Path, saying, “In our busy lives we often look for shortcuts. However, shortcuts can often put you further behind. This can be especially true with finances.”


Mr.CBB presents Soft Or Hard Water-Is Your Water Softener Costing You Money? posted at Canadian Budget Binder, saying, “Sometimes it’s all the little extras that can add up to more money spent than anticipated. Doing your research will always help you stay one step ahead of the rest.”

Josh Champagne presents Do Infrared Heaters Save Money? posted at Josh Champagne, saying, “Real life experiment: do infrared heaters save money? And, are they better than oil-filled radiators at keeping you warm and toasty over the winter months?”

David Leonhardt presents Quirky ways to save money on your car posted at Self-Help Happiness Blog, saying, “Anybody can save money on one’s car the tried and true ways – and why not? But a special person can really have fun saving money. All it takes is some discipline and the willpower to be quirky. Do you have what it takes?”

David Thompsonn presents 20 Creative Ways to Save Money for a Family Vacation posted at Backup Care, saying, “These 20 savings tips can add up big time, helping you to reach your travel goals before you know it.”

Jason P. presents 12 Easy Ways to Save Money Eating Out posted at Family Living Finance, saying, “We LOVE to eat out, but it can get expensive. These easy ways to save money eating have helped our dollars go further and enjoy eating out even more.”

Making Money Online

Isabella Harriss presents 15 Ways to Make Money as a Mom Blogger posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “There is money to made from blogging, and moms have a lot of knowledge and information that others will pay to access.”

NGOZIKA presents Secret Exposures: Reasons Why Most Bloggers Won’t Make Money Blogging posted at Secret Exposures, saying, “This write-up will open your eyes on how and why you won’t make money blogging online.”

ioan draniciar presents How To Increase Website Traffic Series – LinkedIn posted at Lazy Cash Making Formula, saying, “With over 160 million active business members, Linkedin is a fantastic traffic goldmine because you have an endless supply of targeted traffic you can reach in one location.”

Personal Finance

Michael presents In What Conditions Would I Consider Selling A Stock? posted at Dividend Growth Investing & Retirement, saying, “I go over 5 different situations where I’d consider selling a stock. I have a buy, hold and monitor strategy, so I try not to sell but there are exceptions.”

Edward Webber presents Tax Code 944L posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, “The tax allowance for 2013 has increased in the UK. This post will let you know how much you can earn before you need to pay any tax.”

Small Business

William presents When does a new business need its own credit card? posted at Card Guys Blog, saying, “There are some compelling reasons why even a part-time entrepreneur whose business is run from his garden shed when he gets home from his day job should have a business credit card.”


That concludes this edition. I want to thank everyone who submitted a post . Please take time to click through and read (at least a few) posts…PLEASE!!!

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.


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Canadian Budget Binder March 16, 2013 at 11:50 am

Thanks so much for including CBB in your carnival! Have a great weekend. Mr.CBB

Reply March 17, 2013 at 9:07 pm

No problem, thanks CBB! I hope you’ll keep submitting articles!


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