Welcome to the August 25th edition of the Carnival of Money Pros. Enjoy all the great posts.
Michelle @ Diversified Finances writes What Not To Do When Leaving Your Job – I know that everyone has different reasons for leaving their job, and sometimes it is a really toxic environment that you are trying to leave.
Alexis @ FITnancials writes Save Money and Go To The Library – When was the last time that you went to the library? Do you even have a library card? I know so many people who don’t go to the library and pay for things instead. BUT WHY?
Monica @ Making Sense of Cents writes Payoff Your Mortgage Faster, Save Thousands of Dollars – Hi everyone! I always assumed that I would have a mortgage for the next 30 years. But why? Until recently, my goal was to pay off my house before I retire somewhere around 65 years old. But, I recently researched some online mortgage calculators and started playing with the numbers. Now I’m excited to figure out how soon I can pay off my mortgage.
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes Would Someone Date You After Seeing Your Taxes? – If you could see someone’s tax return before accepting a date with him/her, what would you look at to help determine your answer? What would a potential date look at in your return?
krantcents @ KrantCents writes It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might’ve Been – It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might’ve Been, so never give and read my article why.
Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes The Mythical Stacking Of Discounts: It DOES Exist! – It doesn’t happen often, but when you can find a way to do it, you can get the deal of the season!
Travis Pizel @ Enemy Of Debt writes Hotel Room Fees Exposed! – Have you ever looked at a hotel room bill? You may be surprised what you’re being charged for!
DPF @ Digital Personal Finance writes 12 Get Out of Debt Tips – Staying away from bad debt is important, but once involved, it’s imperative to get out. This post shares 12 tips on how to make that happen.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Is it Possible to Retire Early if You have Children? – The articles I recently completed on early retirement extreme were very popular. I received several questions as to whether or not you could do this with children.
Daisy @ Suburban Finance writes Should You Buy a Smart Phone? – A post detailing whether you should buy an android and the factors to consider.
Tushar Mathur @ Everything Finance writes What Are You Going to Sacrifice When You Have Children? – My aunt used to tell the story of the cute little girls that lived next door to her in their subdivision.
MMD @ My Money Design writes My Money Design Turns 2 – Plus SEO Tips and Tricks – This week we celebrate My Money Design turning 2! We’ll take a look back at the year and share some of the SEO tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.
Robert @ The College Investor writes Get Started Investing $500 Cash Giveaway – How to get started investing is one of the biggest questions I get here on my site, and it’s the reason why I created my Investing 101 Course. As such, I wanted to host a giveaway that could really help you achieve your goals – so I’m giving away $500 cash so that you can get started investing today!
Robert @ Entrepreneurship Life writes Are You a Storyteller or a Salesman? – No matter the product, when it comes to selling, you have two options for closing the deal; be a storyteller or be a salesman.
Robert @ Beat The 9 to 5 writes Beat the Nine to Five Kick-Off Giveaway – Everyone loves free stuff – and the chance to win free stuff – and hopefully this will give you some incentive to subscribe to this site on Social Media so that you can get exclusive content that you won’t find here on the site. Join me on my journey to build my income and help me escape the nine to five.
Robert @ Kids Ain’t Cheap writes Saving Money With Back to School Shopping – Back to school shopping can be very expensive but there are a few ways to save!
MR @ Money Reasons writes Financial Emergencies Happen! – Sometimes what we intend, and what happens are unavoidable. Financial emergencies happen, no matter how well prepared we are, but why not arm ourselves with weapons of knowledge. Check out these lessons from the following financial emergencies.
Robert @ Cult Of Money writes Do You Have a Quality Bank? – If you are in the market for a new bank, here are a few things you should look for to insure that you’re getting your full benefits from your bank.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Color Run Craziness – Last Saturday, I woke up way too dang early and had tons of fun at a color run. Here’s how the day turned out…
Daniel @ Sweating The Big Stuff writes I’m Canceling My LLC Because There Are Too Many Rules – Because of the high fees associated with my LLC, I am canceling my LLC and saving my money.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes 5 Ways To Save Money At Department Stores – There are ways to make money at department stores if you follow my suggestions! Read my top 5 ways to do so.
Holly Johnson @ Club Thrifty writes Operation Frugality (Plus This Week’s Frugal Moves) – How did YOU do on Operation Frugality: Save Money by Eating Old Food? And, what were your frugal moves this week? Feel free to pop in and brag!
Buck Inspire @ Buck Inspire writes Pay Off Your Debt With Good Financial Cents and The Soldier of Finance Jeff Rose – I have been a big fan of Jeff Rose for a long time. What’s not to like? He has zany video blogs, terrific FinCon video recaps, and leads nationwide movements (Roth IRA, Life Insurance, and Debt).
Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes 7 Ways To Make Money Fast – Increase wealth with creative ways to make money fast.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Advantages of a One Car Family – A year ago I talked about wanting to buy a 2nd car. But, now I have changed my mind and here’s why.
Kathleen O’Malley @ Frugal Portland writes The Value of Having Money – The real value of having money has nothing to do with how much you can earn.
LaTisha @ Young Finances writes Budgeting Basics for Recent Grads and Young Adults – Looking to budget for the first time? Try this sample budgeting template from Young Finances and decide how to save your money as a young adult.
Paul @ The Frugal Toad @ The Frugal Toad writes 5 Things You Should Be Doing to Lower Credit Card Debt – Lets be realistic, most of us will probably never be debt free. In fact, the average American carries over $80,000 in mortgage debt at age 65 and leaves a balance of about $60,000 to their estate. We need debt in order to make major purchases like a home, a car, or an RV.
Grayson @ Debt Roundup writes One of My Biggest Money Mistakes – We all make mistakes, but I wanted to show you that some can be very costly. When I first got out of college, I had a good job and good money coming in. My spending side took control and I made a bad purchase. It is still one of my biggest money mistakes.
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Helping Your Children Make Responsible Decisions – Do you take the time to help your children make responsible decisions in finance, life and day to day living?
Amanda Grossman @ ReadyForZero Blog writes How Does Student Loan Interest Work? – Have you ever wondered how student loan interest really works? Read this blog post to find out!
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Am I Working Too Hard? – Life is a constant state of re-balancing it when it get’s out of sync. Don’t forget what is important in life and what is just paper.
Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Paying Off Your Student Loans with SmarterBucks – Review of the SmarterBucks student loan paydown product offered by SmarterBank.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes How to Get By with a Bad Credit History – Bad credit, unpleasant as it may be, is a fact of life, This articles offers four tips to survive and impove bad credit history.
Jayson Coomer @ Modest Money writes Man Can Live By Luck Alone – What does luck have to do with your finances, career and lifestyle and what can you do to have more of it and reach your financial and life goals faster? There is more to luck than meets the eye!
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Write the Interest Off Your RV – My “thinking out of the box” mindset has lately been pondering the idea of obtaining my “dream home” through a different route: Buying Land —–> Living in an RV ——–> Building a House
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Money Conversations Parents Must Have With Their College Freshmen – College students are graduating with an alarming amount of debt. Part of the trouble stems from our inability as parents to have money conversations with out college freshmen.
Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes Are you too busy to make money? – Too busy to make money? This post will show you that you need to stop adding more unpaid work to your schedule and look for paid freelance positions.
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes What does Financial Independence really mean? – Anton explores the meaning of Financial Independence
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes On The Road to Good Credit – Infographics are all the rage right now. I came across the great infographic below. Having good credit is key so that you can get the lowest interest rate possible when you borrow money.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Deciding What You Should Major In In College – Here are some steps that I wish I’d taken to figure it out before wasting my time and money.
John S @ Frugal Rules writes Investing in Stocks: Are You a Trader or Investor? – There are various strategies investors can implement in the stock market yet many do not stop to think which is best for them. This lack of preparation can significantly undermine their investing efforts and hinder their attempts to grow wealth.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes All About Balance Transfer Credit Cards – Did you know a credit card could help you pay off your credit card debt faster? Yes, if it’s a balance transfer card. See why as well as the best cards.