Welcome to the May 27th edition of the Carnival of Retirement. Enjoy!
Kevin @ Making Sense of Cents writes 12 Facts about Student Loan Debt that will make Your Hair Stand on End – Getting a college education in the US today appears to be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, graduates are in a better position than those without a college degree when it comes to getting jobs. Yet with the cost of education rising, tens of thousands of students are graduating with piles of debts they spend years paying off.
Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes Quality Vs. Quantity Over Time: Which Do You Choose? – A lot of personal finance bloggers always carve out a special exception for purchasing quality or premium items. For example, you’ll read something along the lines of “I bought an apple laptop because it is a quality product and it will last me forever.” When it comes to certain items I just don’t get that line of thought.
Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes Funding for Lending: What it means for SMEs – The post Funding for Lending: What it means for SMEs appeared first on Earn More And Save.The Funding For Lending Scheme (FLS) was introduced last summer in a bid to get British banks lending and kickstart the economy.
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Why do some companies treat business clients badly? – A reflection and lesson for business owners on how to treat clients in order to grow their business and therefore your own business. Its so easy to forget this.
MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central writes Traditional vs Roth 401k – Which One Is Better? – Even though they may appear similar, the amount of money you can effectively contribute to a traditional vs Roth 401k can be quite different.
MMD @ My Money Design writes Using the Dividend Yield Formula to Evaluate a Stock Prospect – In my effort to learn more about stock evaluation, I’m going to look at the dividend yield formula and what it can tell us about the company’s future.
Jason @ Live Real Now writes IRA or Powerball? – Seriously, getting a regular job and socking money away every month will give you a far better return on your investment than playing the lottery. Even if you’re saving it in a mayonnaise jar buried in the backyard next to that obnoxious guy who used to live next door, you will be building security and peace of mind.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes The $500 Wasn’t a Mistake, Yay! – About two and a half months ago, I wrote about spending about $500 on our 15 year old dog, Miss Doxie. Well, I have good news!
Peter @ Bible Money Matters writes Is the Middle Class in the Same Financial Class as Low Income Earners? – The middle class may have nice items that they’re paying for on credit, but they’re not accumulating wealth as generations before them did.
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes IS IT TIME TO INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET NOW THAT RETURNS ARE UP? – Should I Invest in the Stock Market Now? Smart investing strategies.
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes The Best $100 Monthly Payment Ever – Lauren and I have a bit of a texting and driving problem. So we came up with a plan that will probably save our lives.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Popular Investment Strategies: Which One is Better for Young Adults? – There are several different investment strategies, or styles, that conform to different risk-reward profiles. You’ve probably heard of these styles before. Generally speaking, there are three major styles: growth, value, and income. Find out which one is best for young adults.
Grayson @ Debt RoundUp writes Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Debt Doesn’t Play That Game – Being in Debt Denial is not going to get you anywhere. Debt is not like a broken tail light. You can’t just ignore it, because it just continues to grow. Face the facts and stare at your debt head on. It is the only way to change your financial picture.
Robert @ My Multiple Incomes writes How To Get Private Advertisers for Your Website – Advanced Strategies – I’ve talked about the 6 Easy Ways to Get Advertisers to Your Blog or Website before, but one of the biggest questions I get is, now what? Well, if you’ve followed the actions in that article, but you’re looking for more advanced strategies on how to get advertisers for your web
MR @ Money Reasons writes Am I Too Greedy In This Stock Market – I’m getting the feeling I should increase my position in my brokerage account by 20 percent or more. After all, why be too greedy in this stock market…
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Cost of Living Comparison – My parents were artists – a dancer and a writer – and struggled to make ends-meat, not uncommon in those professions nor in a city such as New York. Yet, I often wonder how different it was financially for them then compared to the cost of living now.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Ten Ways To Earn A 10% Rate Of Return On Your Investments – What are the best ways to earn at least a 10% rate of return on your investment? There are tons of great ways to earn a decent rate of return on your investment.
CF @ The Outlier Model writes Should I purchase Encana for my TFSA? – A look at Canadian Natural Gas producer Encana – are they a good investment for a dividend producing stock?
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Competing With Yourself to Save on Utility Bills – A few things of note that I have learned, should you want to start competing with yourself for energy conservation:
Maria @ The Money Principle writes How you can afford more than one holiday this year – You may be wondering whether you can afford a holiday this year. Using these tips you may be able to have more than one holiday.
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Simple College Planning Tips – College is definitely expensive, and if you’re a parent, you may wonder how on Earth you’ll cover this cost. The average student with a four-year degree graduates with at least $20,000 in student loans.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes How Frugality Can Lead to, and Sustain, an Extreme Early Retirement – Many of you know that I grew up on a family dairy farm in Pennsylvania.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Preventive Medicine For Your Home – We all know that one the largest assets we will own in our lifetime is our home.
John S @ Frugal Rules writes Online Brokerages I’ve Used: Etrade Review – There are many online brokerages to use as you look to invest in the stock market. The good ones are there to meet your needs and help make sure you’re doing what you can to be investing for things like retirement.
Jon @ Novel Investor writes Stock Buybacks: Creating Shareholder Value? – Stock buybacks are one way for companies to return money to shareholders. When done right, it’s the easiest way to create shareholder value.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes I Can Buy It, But Can I Afford It – Just because you have the money doesn’t mean you have the money to spend on everything you want. Asking yourself important questions about your own finances coupled with planning is key to staying in control of your finances
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Reintroducing Fat Free Personal Finance – I will be shifting my focus (not that I’ve been focusing on Funancials recently) to my other blog: Fat Free Personal Finance. In case you forgot about it (like I did), I created Fat Free Personal Finance last August, but I have only written 3 articles since. I did this and I’m doing this for a few of reasons.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes Providing Healthy Food Choices for Your Children – Providing healthy food choices for your children and family takes some extra work. Reading labels, selecting only the healthiest of foods to have in your home and avoiding dinning out are some steps you can take, read on to learn even more.
Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank @ Monster Piggy Bank writes Should I Buy a Rental Property as an Investment – A post about deciding if getting a rental property is worthwhile as an investment decision.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes I Love Other People’s Money! – What is other people’s money? When you buy real estate, you usually get a mortgage which is other people’s money. It is a way of leveraging your down payment in order to buy an asset. When you borrow money to buy a business, it is other people’s money.
LaTisha @ Young Finances writes How Much Do I Need to Retire? – When you are planning your retirement consider your retirement date, desired cash flow at retirement and how long you plan to live on your retirement income.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Benefits of the Family Dinner – Eating out was the exception when I was growing up – at least in my neighborhood in the 1950′s. For one thing, there weren’t many affordable and convenient restaurant choices.
Jules Wilson @ Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet writes My New Plan Of Attack: Fighting Against A Strong Enemy! – Here is my plan to combat the things going on that caused my worst month in history. I need to protect myself both financially and physically and here is how I’ll do it.