It’s been a good week, as the summer shows the very first hints that it may be coming to an end for 2013. Lifestyle Carnivals are not drawing to a close though!
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes The Experience Problem: Applying for Jobs Without Experience – In this economy, it is hard to find jobs. It is even harder if you do not have any work experience on your resume. Read here for tips on how to do this!
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Two New Places To Sell Your “Stuff” – So you got to host full of stuff and you can use some extra money. You are probably aware of the traditional ways to sell your items places like in the paper and other areas, have a garage sell, list on Craig list or on ebay.
Ebele @ Streetside Convos writes Living the carefree life at Alki Beach – About missing my flight out of Washington, ending up at Alki Beach, Seattle and my chat with a hippie while there.
Thomas @ JourneyScout writes Seven Wonders Of The World – Are you budgeting for a trip to see the Seven Wonders? Here’s what they really are…
John @ Imperative Travel writes Places to Visit in Phuket – Are you planning a trip to Phuket? Make the most of your money and don’t miss these sights
Simon @ Camp Travel Adventure writes Places to Visit in Dumaguete – Want to make the most of your money in Dumaguete? Don’t miss this..
John @ Ourinsurancecanada.com writes Travel Insurance for Canadians – If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you already know that you have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. With many of your medical services paid for through the health plan, you have better access to health care than many others.
Barbara Friedberg @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes How To Afford Exotic Travel – Build wealth, spend wisely, save aggressively and savor life. Machu Picchu, a vacation of a lifetime.
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Little house in Guatemala, week 37/38 – Life and land development update under the Guatemalan sun
Laurie @ Frugal Rules writes How to Take a 3 Month Long Summer Vacation for Cheap – Going on summer vacation can be expensive, especially with a family. However, if you’re creative, plan effectively and are frugal you can enjoy a nice vacation and hardly leave home.
Simon @ Airline Miles Experts writes Flying With Kids: Great Tips For A Stress Free Flight – Flying with your happy bundle of rambunctious children on a long flight is never easy. They are an energetic lot in a very confined space and get bored quick or they get scared easily. Here are some things you can do to make your flight smooth for all.
Alexis @ FITnancials writes Fitness Mistakes I’ve Made – I’ve learned so much from my fitness and health journey the past couple years. Hopefully you all can learn from my past mistakes. Sometimes I’ll look back at my past mistakes and find myself asking how I could even do such a stupid thing for so long.
Jordann @ Making Sense of Cents writes Cheap Ways to Stay Healthy – I think we can all agree that being financially responsible is important, but is it the only thing we should be concerned about?
Tommy Douglas @ Getting Fit As A Baby Boomer Over 50 writes The Paleo Diet – The Truths You NEED to Know – With so many diets coming and going each year, it’s difficult to figure out which one has all of the answers. One of the most popular diets in the past few years is the Paleo Diet.
Christopher @ Carpal Tunnel HQ writes Natural Cures for Carpal Tunnel – In today’s time, people are beginning to turn to alternative treatments of ailments to avoid the use of medications. For a person that is diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, there are many options before the use of over-the-counter medications, injections, or surgery may be necessary.
Kathleen O’Malley @ Frugal Portland writes Wantable: Is it Worthwhile? – Wantable has a very fun premise. You fill out a survey and they send you the items they think you want based on those results.
Buck Inspire @ Buck Inspire writes Ellen Degeneres Returns To Host The Oscars – If you’re a fan of Ellen, you’re in luck. She’s returning to host the Oscars next year!
Bryan @ Gajizmo.com writes 150 Famous Quotes By Famous People – Whether we are trying to improve our lives personally or professionally, we all sometimes need famous inspirational quotes to help us power through the challenge in life. Whether it is life, death, success, failure or money, famous quotes by famous people can provide insight into how to better our lives. Here is a list of the 150 best famous quotes that will inspire and motivate you to achieve.
WEALTH AND RETIREMENT
Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor writes Dividend Investing – Science versus Intuition – The process of identifying successful dividend investing is more art than science. At the end of the day, I realize that a large portion of investments I make are based on my years of experience investing.
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes The Condo Buying Saga Is Finally Over – I have to admit that I’ve been keeping a secret from most of you for a while now. Earlier in the summer we went through condo buying hell as you can read about here. That whole situation put us off condo shopping for a little while, but we did eventually climb back on the horse.
Kevin Watts @ Graduating from Debt writes Practical Solutions to Student Loan Reform – A Look at Practical Solutions to Student Loan Reform
Michelle @ Diversified Finances writes Things People Say When I Tell Them About The Switch – Everyone knows that I’m making the switch. Big surprise, right? However, when I tell certain people that I am making the switch, I tend to get the crazy eyes. People usually think I am insane and/or don’t believe me.
Michael @ The Student Loan Sherpa writes How am I ever going to retire with all these student loans? – If you are sitting on a bunch of debt retirement seems like a far away dream, but if you are smart about your spending and where you put your money, you can make your debt disappear AND still have a shot at comfortable retirement.
Thomas @ Finance Inspired writes Be Your Own Boss – But Beware – Want to be self employed? Read this first!
John @ Wild About Finance writes Bad Credit To Consider when Going to Uni? – Do you have kids going to uni, but have trouble with a bad credit rating? Read this…
Thomas @ Mr. Moneyvator writes Payday Loans in the UK – Read all about the still growing trend of payday loans in the UK…
Simon @ Chance with Finance writes Benefits of Real Estate Investment – Thinking about investing in Real Estate? Here’s a great read first
Chuck @ The Tortoise Banker writes Setting Up a Budget: For New Couples – The greatest benefit of setting up a budget is that you and your partner will have a good understanding of your income and expenses. Together as a team you can set future financial goals and create a plan to achieve those goals. Those goals might include paying off debt, saving for a house, or building an emergency or slush fund. This post will give you a starting point.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Downsizing to a Smaller Home – You’re making the right decision to downsize to a smaller place. You’re doing something right for the environment by using less, but also something right for your wallet. You’ll spend less in your new place, meaning more money in your bank accounts.
Monica Iannacone @ Monica On Money writes $25 August Giveaway and Goals! – Now that it’Â€Â™s August, it’s time to think about my financial goals for the month. Here are my top 3 goals for August.
Nathan @ AsknWhy writes How to Avoid Business Pitfalls – Usually, amateur business entrepreneurs both online and in the actual world miss this a thousand times.
Evan @ My Journey To Millions writes It is Amazing How Local Personal Finance Can Be – Most people discuss personal finance rules in absolute terms. I hate it! I truly believe there are almost NO SET PERSONAL FINANCE RULES.
MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central writes What Are My 401k Investment Options and Choices? – When you receive that packet with all the different 401k investment options to choose from, what does it all mean? This post will help you figure that all out.
DW @ Great Passive Income Ideas writes Great Extra Income Opportunities Using The Internet – You don’t need a second job. There are lots of extra income opportunities that can easily be done with nothing more than the touch of a computer. Here are a few to try.
Mr FD @ Financial Debauchery writes Poor Customer Service Skills = Why I Hate Blockbuster – If you think that poor customer service skills aren’t likely to drive a patron to absolutely despise a store and every location it has, then think again.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes What Is The Easiest Job You’ve Ever Had? – Even from a young age, I’ve been hustling to find the easiest jobs that would pay me the most. When I was a kid, my neighbor and I would steal lemons from another neighbor’s tree and sugar from his parents to set up a lemonade stand on the corner. I’ll be honest, the money wasn’t great, but since my parents didn’t give me an allowance, it was the only way we could make money so we could buy candy at the liquor store
Harry Campbell @ My Financial Road writes My Savings Problem – Recently, I read “The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach and it dawned on me that I although I have been paying myself, I haven’t been paying myself FIRST. I was simply going through the motions of going to work, paying my bills and saving whatever was leftover at the end of the month. This led to me not saving so much since I would spend a little more on groceries or go buy see a movie or something and there wasn’t much left to save.
FI Pilgrim @ FI Journey writes Build A Better Budget Part 1 – The Mindset – It pays dividends to think through the process of creating a budget before you get started. What’s the purpose? What does it consist of?
Christopher @ This That and The MBA writes Why Life Insurance Matters – Preparing yourself for what happens later in life is important. You can’t be too sure about what’s around the corner, so having something for you and your loved ones to fall back on in extreme circumstances.
Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money writes The Mythical $12,000 Baby – The reports out there say it costs $12,000 in the first year of raising a child. When making your own decisions, it’s important to remember that that number is just an average. It doesn’t reflect your personal situation or your ability to make different choices. Let’s look at some of the ways you can be different.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Be Selfish – GIVE! – Motivational finance books stress the importance of giving. They claim that if you give, you get back a thousandfold more. How is that? Doesn’t it seem counter-intuitive to you? It always has to me. But, it isn’t and here are my thoughts as to why.
Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor writes How to define risk in dividend paying stocks? – For many equity investors these days, risk is usually defined as an unfavorable fluctuation in stock prices. This means that an investor who purchased Coca-Cola (KO) at $40/share, and observes the price decline to $30/share, had a $10 unfavorable move in the price against them. This view on risk could be adequate for investors whose investing timeframe is in days or months.
Claire Murdough @ ReadyForZero Blog writes Talkin Bout Your Generation: The Sandwich Generation(s) – Are you part of the “Sandwich Generation”. If so, read on to find out how you can meet your needs and prepare for retirement while also continuing to meet the needs of those you care for.
RichardP @ LifeQuotes123 writes How To Get Whole Life Insurance Quotes Online – What is whole life insurance? What is the cash value? Is it right for you? Is whole life a good investment? If so, how do you pick the death benefit amount, the life insurance company, and your coverage options? These are all questions you should be asking yourself before choosing a life insurance policy, whether it is term or permanent coverage, and these are all questions we help you answer.
Grayson @ On Better Terms writes Stop Being Driven by Money and Seek Out Experiences – I constantly think about ways to save money, make money, and invest money – It can be exhausting. Money is on everyone’s mind and I can see why, but we might be forgetting something very important. Life…….
Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True writes The Best Online Brokers – Our list of the best online brokers is a great place to start when comparing online brokers and narrowing down the search for the one that is right for you.
Michael @ Financial Ramblings writes How Much to Save for Retirement – Have you ever how much you need to save to have a comfortable retirement? Well, wonder no more… I have the answer right here.
Jefferson @ See Debt Run writes What is Disc Golf? – A Frugal Hobby For Everyone – Disc golf is a great hobby for those who are looking to avoid spending high dollars. It is a super fun sport to play, with virtually no up-front or ongoing cost.
John @ Cough Up The Dough writes Ways to Save Money at the Supermarkets – Here are some excellent ways to save money at UK supermarkets
Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes Five Foods That Lose Your Fat Belly – Is it possible…grocery items that actually help you firm up and slim down that uncomfortable paunch you’ve been dragging around for years? Prevention Magazine says so. Here’s been my exerience.
Holly Johnson @ Club Thrifty writes Operation Frugality: Save Money by Eating Old Food – Do you want to save money by eating food that you already have? If so, please join OPERATION FRUGALITY: SAVE MONEY BY EATING OLD FOOD. It’ll be awesome!
Tamar @ DeviledEggs101.com writes Making Deviled Eggs Recipes – Although making deviled eggs is pretty easy, having a recipe to ensure you make it perfect for your family or party is essential. Here is an amazing deviled eggs dish that offers the flexibility to add ingredients, garnish, or any type of extra flavor you want!
Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes Make money with your garden – Here are a few ways you can make money with your garden, by selling your plants, produce or canned goods.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Very Berry Blueberry Coconut Fluff Cake – If you love coconut and fresh blueberries this is the cake for you. Topped with a sweet brown sugar butter cinnamon topping that will melt in your mouth.