Carnival of Financial Camaraderie

Happy to host this edition of carnival of financial camaraderie…

BUDGETING

Maria @ The Money Principle writes A Cause for Concern: Decide on Supporting a Charity – For any community, charity is the difference between the pursuit for equality and the continued suffering of the desperate and less-fortunate.

Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes Should You Take a Vacation if You’re in Debt? – Your debt is stressing you out. Work is stressing you out. And you just need a little break from the normal day to day grind.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes The Top 7 Single Mom Problems – If you’re going through a divorce or nasty break up with the father of your kids, things are about to get rough.

Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes Are You As Financially Savvy As A 7th Grader? – My daughter paid close attention to how our view on money and what is important in life changed over the last few years have changed. I found this out through a conversation we had last weekend.

Larry @ KrantCents writes Buy a New Car or Used Car? – Looking for a Car? Get a new one!

Monica @ Monica On Money writes Life Happens: Are You Ready For It? – Life events like deaths and births make me much more aware that life happens. Sometimes when we least expect it.

Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes Can You Manage to Live on Six Figures? – How can someone possibly live on six figures? I came across this article the other day about how this author profiled families that somehow managed to survive on $100,000 a year managed to survive.

Cat @ Budget Blonde writes I Like To Buy Stock When Celebrities Get Hacked – So, I’m all excited and sparkly about the new Apple products they announced. Hubs called me an Apple ‘fan girl’ when they showcased the Apple Watch among other things, and he’s right.

Justin @ iPlugin writes Top 3 Budgeting Apps for both Apple and Android Smartphones – If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time you know that we’re very big on making, and keeping, a budget.

Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes Is Staying Home to Raise the Kids Costing you More than you Think? – Not long ago we wrote a blog about how the number of stay-at-home moms in America is on the rise.

Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Watch out for these Back to School Spending Mistakes – Much to the chagrin of children everywhere another school year is about to start, and that means that parents across the country are busy stocking up on school supplies.

Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Need to Exchange Currency? Pay Attention – If traveling to a foreign country is in your near future, one of the biggest costs that you need to avoid is the often expensive exchange rate that you’ll be charged when switching from American dollars to another currency.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes Why You Should Invest In Property Before Age 30 – I know it’s not something that we think when we’re tackling our student loans out of University or have to think about finding that perfect job that lets us grow and feel accomplished, but hear me out.

Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes Best Way to Collect Superannuation Funds during Retirement – If you work in Australia, then you are likely to have at least one superannuation account set up to help you out financially during your retirement.

Sam @ The New Business Blog writes The Importance of Emotional Intelligence for your Business – In the competitive world of business, you need to make sure you are armed with every possible tool to ensure you can make your company as successful as possible.

Katie @ IRA Basics writes 4 IRA Withdrawals that Actually Make Sense – Withdrawing funds from a traditional IRA before a person turns 59 ½ usually means that they’re going to pay a lot of taxes and penalties.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Some Facts to Consider before Filing for Bankruptcy – For many consumers the thought of having to file bankruptcy can cause quite a bit of anxiety.

Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Looking for a Store Credit Card? Don’t Look Here

Andrea @ So Over This writes Having a Pet is Hard Work and Costs Some Serious Money! – My day job has been overly hectic, long hours and underappreciated, but aren’t we all?

Hadley @ Epic Finances writes Signs that Samsung may be significantly underperforming – Earlier in the year one of the first major signs that Samsung might significantly underperform near-term expectations came when it warned investors about a huge 24% decline in their operating profits.

Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Stock Buybacks are Booming! – After faltering for a couple of months, buyback announcements from many major US companies shot up to a three month high recently, putting 2014 on track to be one of the biggest years ever for buybacks.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes Free Money? Be Careful With That Offer From Your New Bank – Many people are switching banks this summer thanks to lucrative offers being made by more than a dozen of the top 50 banks in the United States.

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Answers to the Most Common Questions about TIPS – The US Department of the Treasury has been offering a specific type of bond that can help protect consumers against inflation for several years now.

Matt @ Budget Snob writes Investing Doesn’t Take Genius Intelligence, Just Common Sense – A quote that’s attributed to Albert Einstein goes something like this: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Should you Borrow to Pay off your Student Loans? Probably not – Student loan debt here in America passed the $1 trillion mark not long ago and isn’t going to let up anytime soon.

Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Buying the Best Used Car for Your Needs – Buying a used car in Canada will give you the independence you need at an economical price.

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Paying Off Debt Smarter and Faster – There are few things better for your financial health than paying off any debts that you have as quickly as possible.

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes How Online Trading Platforms Work – If you’re taking your very first steps as an online trader then you’ve probably already come across trading platforms, but you may be wondering exactly what they are and how they work.

Gretchen @ retired by 40 writes Frugal Vacation: Is it Possible? – Check out our first foray into vacationing with credit card rewards, and on the cheap!

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes The Choice Privileges® Visa® Card Review – If you are a frequent traveler who wants to stay on the road while on the cheap, the Choice Privileges® Visa® Card is an excellent choice for you. You’ll want to combine it with the rewards memberships these hotels already have in place, in which you’ll have boatloads of points in no time. This could reduce your travel budget by quite a lot.

Brad @ How to Save Money writes Avoid Paying Fees – Stop fees eating away at your budget

Natalie Bacon @ Financegirl writes To Pinch Pennies or Increase Income — Which Is Better? – Living frugally versus increasing income – which is better? The experts don’t agree. Can you be rich minded and frugal? Decide for yourself…

 

BUSINESS

Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes Marriott to encourage guests to tip housekeepers by leaving envelopes in rooms – Marriott is starting an initiative to leave a tip envelope to encourage guests to leave its housekeepers a little something extra

 

CAREER & EDUCATION

Anne @ Money Propeller writes How to Decide on a College Degree – How to decide on a college degree? It can be confusing to navigate, but since you are paying a lot of money for it, you should spend a lot of time thinking about it.

 

FINANCIAL ADVICE

Ben @ The Wealth Gospel writes 5 Ways to Prepare for Retirement Other Than Saving – When it comes to preparing for retirement, most experts focus on the amount you need to save. But not all of your problems are going to be solved with just saving more. Here are some other things you should be doing to prepare for retirement.

Natalie Bacon @ Financegirl writes 5 Savings And Debt Ratios For Young Professionals – Do you know the recommended savings and debt ratios for young professionals? And more importantly, how do you match up? #KnowYourNumbers

 

FRUGALITY

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes You Get What You Pay For, Especially When It Comes to Hotels – When it comes to selecting hotels, I definitely forgo quality and lower my standard.

 

INVESTING

Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes How to Start Investing on a Limited Budget – It is difficult to start investing on a limited budget, but it is possible. Find ways to do it and make it a priority.I share with you two great ways to start investing on a limited budget.

Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes Motif Investing Review: A Great Way to Start Investing – Read our Motif Investing review to see how you can get $150 cash for opening an account. Motif Investing is a good option if you’re new to the stock market.

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