It’s a big one today folks… Enjoy!
Glen @ Credit Card Smarts writes Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card | Review – The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card is offering up a great bonus that can get you 2 roundtrip flights. On top of that it’s a great overall airline miles card.
Mich @ BeatingTheIndex writes Pinecrest Energy and Spartan Oil Form New Dividend E&P – Top Canadian light oil junior producers merge to form a $1-billion dollar oil weighted dividend paying company.
Steve @ Canadian Personal Finance writes Why are Canadian tax dollars are paying for the Bachelor reality show? – Did you know that your tax dollars help pay for a dating service for a CFL football player? Is this the best use of this money? I mean have you seen the Price is Right get government funding or shows like The Amazing Race get sponsorship from the government?
Lance @ Money Life and More writes 2013 401(k), IRA and Retirement Plan Contribution Limits – Great news! The IRS has announced their new retirement plan contribution limits for 2013 and they actually increased this year! If you already max out your retirement accounts you can contribute a bit more this year.
Rohit @ The Money Mail writes Barriers to Execution – Identifying the barriers to execution will help you overcome them and move forward to achieve your ideas.
Michael @ Financial Ramblings writes Citi’s “Price Rewind” Price Protection Service – With holiday shopping season upon us… You might want to look more closely at Citi’s Price Rewind program, which promises hassle-free price protection.
Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes Why Do You Want to Become Rich – Have you ever entertained thoughts of striking a big jackpot to become rich and famous overnight? We all have. I purchased a Powerball lottery ticket last week. As usual, I didn’t win and the jackpot now is over $250 million.
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Preparing financially for a baby – This is a guest post by Glen from Monster Piggy Bank, who is about to be a dad, and considering the impact on his family’s finances.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes Consider All Your Options Before Relocating – There are many factors involved with relocating to a new city that should be considered if you hope to avoid the negative impact of debt, isolation and depression.
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes 10 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Holiday Shopping – Today I will be taking about 10 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Holiday Shopping. A recent survey show that 82 perfect of online shoppers will use shopping apps to save on Holiday gifts this year. They are trying to right to find right apps can be a challenge.
Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Dividend Income – November 2012 – I have been readjusting my RESP investments since I dumped all my mutual funds. I wrote a few posts over RESP and most recently I have shared my RESP strategy. The recent market drops are also providing me with an opportunity to take some profits and add to others – that’s how I rebalance my stocks. Usually one sector will stay up while others are down.
PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Maximizing Your Experiences (without Breaking the Bank) – It has been nearly two years since my wife and I were struggling to make ends meet.
ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes iPad mini versus iPod Touch – iPad mini is the clear winner in the purchasing decision between an iPad mini and an iPod Touch.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Waste Not Want Not: Uses for Old T-Shirts – My husband has a thing for t-shirts. Just like my beloved scrapbooks, he looks past the armpit holes, faded colors, and crackling insignias and instead sees
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes What is a Short Term Loan? – A short term loan was originally designed to lend a small amount of cash to consumers with the collateral being a check.
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes 10 Tips for Home Made Meals and a Fatter Wallet – Here are ten tips to make more meals at home and reduce your food bill each month and free up the money for other things in your life!
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Frugal Family Christmas Activities – Enjoy a glimpse into our frugal family Christmas activities. These activities is why Christmas is my favorite time of the year.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Eat healthily and live well for less – Unless you’ve got a supersonic metabolism, chances are you are going to spend some portion of your life watching your waistline. Everyone wants to look good and feel fit, but with bad foods often tasting so good and being readily available keeping svelte is never easy.
JP @ My Family Finances writes Yakezie Carnival:The End of Black Friday Edition – For years, Black Friday has brought the crazy out in people. I mean standing out in the middle of the night in arctic temperatures brand of crazy. At the end of the ice-cold, wait-till-midnight-to-shop hysteria is an expensive piece of electronic equipment discounted by $100.
Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Why you should dump your savings accounts for savings bonds – A number of factors have to come together to make replacing your online savings account with a TreasuryDirect account, not only a good financial decision, but a practical one.
Sam @ http://creditcardselect.com writes What is the Fiscal Cliff and How Will it Affect You? – The fiscal cliff is one of today’s most talked about financial topics. Learn about the fiscal cliff and how it could affect your finances in 2013.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes The Top 5 Things To Protect a Company’s Staff – In the wake of natural disasters that seem have hit the United States over the last few years, it is important for companies of all sizes to look at ways that they can protect their staff, as well as ensure continuity of their businesses. Here are the top five ways that every business can protect their staff
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes My Daughter’s Fortune Gives Me Peace of Mind – A fortune cookie from a local Chinese restaurant had me praying for financial security for my children.
Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes Balance Transfer Credit Cards: You’re Ticket to No Interest (Ever) – If you run out of time paying back your debt before your 0% promotion runs out, simply transfer that debt over to yet another balance transfer credit card. It’s that simple. Opening a new credit card will improve your credit, and you can continue to pay back that debt interest free
IMB @ Investing Money writes Important Investing Principles – Learn about several important investing principles that can help you compete with experienced investors.
Jason @ Live Real Now writes Black Friday Eve – Today is Black Friday Eve. It’s the day when people gather around the table and gorge in preparation for the mighty battle to come on the fields of Wal-Mart. We won’t be participating this year.
Savvy Scot @ The Savvy Scot writes On Presents, Presence and Happiness – Savvyscot discusses the evolution of giving and why getting a present is not all that it is cracked up to be in comparison with what else is on offer this Christmas.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes How to Remodel Your Basement to Create a Bonus Room – If you’re feeling cramped within your existing space, remodel your basement to become a bonus room for your kids, an in-law apartment or a second living room for your entire family to enjoy.
Cash Flow Mantra @ Cash Flow Mantra writes Happy Thanksgiving Plus – We are heading to Illinois to spend time with family, but have to make it a one day trip to get back to take care of the puppies which are six weeks old.
Ryan @ Early Retirement Investments writes Should You Consider Credit Card Consolidation? – Read my take on whether you should consider credit card consolidation.
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes How I Would Have Retired Early – Retiring early may be difficult to do, but it is certainly possible. Find out how many have accomplished this feat in record time.
MR @ Money Reasons writes Debt Free, Now What? – This is my financial progress since I’ve become debt free. I also share the wealth accumulation strategies that I am currently using!
Bryan @ Gajizmo.com writes What Is Whole Life Insurance? – Considering your family’s year-end finances? Contemplating buying life insurance, and want to know more about whole life insurance, one of the most popular types in the market? Learn about its features, investment options, rates, tax advantages, and pros and cons.
harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Employee Benefits: Do You Have the Option to Purchase Additional Vacation Days – A lot of people are talking about employee benefits right now. They are deciding which medical plan to choose(the answer should be HSA!), reviewing their investment choices and maybe even increasing their 401k contribution. But I’m here to talk about a different type of benefit today: vacation days. You might not think of purchasing vacation as a benefit since it’s akin to taking unpaid time off. But there are some financial and even mental/spiritual benefits to purchasing extra vacation
Veronica Hill @ Pelican on Money writes Loss – Are you prepared for losing your home? Hopefully you never have to come face to face with your home burning down, but if it were to happen, are you really ready?
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Freakin’ Menus – Have you ever looked at a menu and become paralyzed? In the same way, have you ever contemplated investing, but didn’t because of the overwhelming options?
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Passive Income Selling Tickets – While highly unorthodox, I have stumbled across another potential source of passive income. While not purely passive, it is pretty close to it. The other day I was looking to buy sports tickets for me and another person. I really wanted to go to the game, but I couldn’t believe how early the tickets were The post Passive Income Selling Tickets appeared first on .
Beating Broke @ Beating Broke writes Investing Made Simple – Investing made Simple is an excellent book. It’s short, which makes it an easy read, and the writing style is light, without all the technical investing jargon that’s typical to an investing book.
Mr. Money @ Smart on Money writes Student Loans: Federal vs. Private – With the cost of college rising, student loans are more and more prominent. However, not all student loans are the same. You generally have two different options when it comes to student loans: federal and private.
Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog writes How to Save Money During the Holidays – This year, I’m implementing some serious cost-cutting measures to stop the financial hemorrhaging from the holidays. Believe it or not, it is possible to enjoy the festivities without breaking the bank.
Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes Cripes. Nearly Our Entire Family Emergency Savings Got Gobbled Up – We just depleted our emergency fund, and thank goodness. If we didn’t have one we’d be hurting. Read more on how my Emergency fund got gobbled up!
Michelle @ The Shop My Closet Project writes Vacations during debt repayment-A good or bad idea? – I am currently in the process of repaying my debt. I am getting closer and closer to paying off a couple of credit cards and taking items out of a storage unit (long story). So, in the midst of this why on earth would I take a vacation?
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes 28 IDEAS FOR CHEAP HOLIDAY FUN – Cheap winter fun ideas. Save money creatively. Crafts, hikes, parties and more.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes How To Switch On To Energy Savings – Let’s face it. Times are hard for everyone. That is an absolute and undisputed fact as the world recession continues to bite despite reports that the financial tide is slowly turning.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Are You Pretending To Be Rich? – You might be -pretending to be rich- if you do the following things that I write about in this article!
Jenny @ TLIQ123 writes What Is Term Life Insurance? – Considering life insurance but unsure about the different types of policies? We focus on detailed explanations of the top term life policies, their features, and who should look into them.
Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes The Correct Ways To Become Wealthy? – These are the ways to become wealthy that I have learned lately. I’m now living these very techniques.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes 6 Things To Do ‘Before’ You Get Divorced – Divorce is never an easy thing to go through no matter what time in life this may happen to you.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes The Lengths We Go To For Free Money: The $10 Survey – We’ve all seen the offers to take surveys for money – but when one online survey took far too long, I questioned my motivations for the free money.
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes 4 Tips for Teaching Your Child to Live More Sustainably – One day, a couple of years ago, as my son and I headed home from whatever appointment we had, we saw someone toss a can out the window.
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Quick Pay Day Loans – What do you think? – Want a chance to comment on Pay Day Loans? Personal Finance Journey asks for opinions from readers, industry experts and users to comment and share their opinion.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes I Had Multiple Careers and You Should Too! – Multiple careers are better than one! Imagine you were a milkman, elevator operator, switchboard operator and typist; you would be out of work! I remember attending my children’s college orientation when the university chancellor said “we are not training you for a specific job, but for multiple careers”.
Joe Cassandra @ 7Minute Entrepreneur writes 2 Intelligent Ways to Invest $100 – Everyone doesn’t have a lot of money to invest, but with just a $100, even the beginners can invest financially and in themselves!
TDB @ Tax Deduction Blog writes What to do if you miss the tax filing deadline? – IRS is one of most feared organization. What will happen if you miss the deadline to file for federal taxes? What can you do about it? Read more.
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes How an Internship Abroad Helped Shape My Career Path – Most internships don’t have a profound effect on the future, but mine helped propel me to choose my future career and the way I think.
Rod @ ROD Blog writes Plastic Jungle Review : Buy gift cards for cheap – Is Plastic Jungle the best place to buy gift cards for cheap or get rid of a gift card you will never use? What are the benefits of Plastic Jungle?
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes Budget Busters and my Plans – Budget busters, we all have them. There are a lot of things that I want to do with my money, and they tend to ruin my planned budgets.
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes I Don’t Just Want a Nest Egg… I Want Nest Chickens – My husband grew up on his grandpa’s farm. From this experience we have several grandpa-isms in our house. One of them is I don’t count my eggs…
Maria @ The Money Principle writes How to Save Money for Care Home Fees – We do eventually get old and we do get to a situation where we need care. This article offers some ideas about how to save for the care home fees.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Get the Most Back – Benjamin Franklin once said that there are only two things in life that are certain- death and taxes. To many people, the thought of paying their taxes at the end of the year is a mind-numbing, heartbreaking prospect.
Josh Thompson @ Becoming Your Own Bank writes Bank on Yourself – Why does bank on yourself sound too good to be true?
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Book Review – Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass It On – Do you want to be rich? That’s probably a silly question; most people out there (to say nothing of all the people who read this blog) want to be rich.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Why Your Budget Should be Flexible – Find out why budgeting is a fluid thing. Keeping to strict of goals or limitations can be a bad thing. Here’s why.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes How to Re-Use Common Items – Below is a list of things I (or hubby) have personally saved and reused. Doing this is not only good for the environment, but it saves a lot of money over the years.
Maltier @ BryanMaltier.com writes How To Save With Cheap Car Insurance Quotes – Reviewing your car insurance policy at the end of the year to see if you can lower your premiums and save next year? Learn about the discounts I get, average premiums in your state, and tips to get cheap rates.
Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Prepare for the Job Hunt Before You Graduate – Graduation will be here before you know it and you’ll start your job hunt. Whether you’re a senior, junior, sophomore or even a freshman, now is time to begin preparing for that day. Don’t put it off until your final semester, or even until your senior year.
Young @ Young And Thrifty writes How Much House Do You Really Need? – As a fairly lazy dude who isn’t a big fun of seeing his Saturdays spent doing housecleaning (and yes ladies, I am a modern man and do my fair share), all I could see in a large house was endless dusting and vacuuming.
Daisy @ Add Vodka writes Spending Money Isn’t Bad – spending money gets a bad rap. Read why I don’t think spending money is a bad thing.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Average Tuition Increase Rates: Why High Projections are WRONG – Statistics show tuition increased 4-7% each year in the past 10 years. While that is high, find out why it won’t continue at this rate.
Gary @ Gajizmo.com writes How To Improve My Credit Score – As the economy and housing market improves, banks may start lending more money to consumers, and that means your credit score is an important factor. Learn how to get a higher credit score with simple, everyday personal finance tips.
PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Don’t be drastic on the plastic this Christmas time – With the possible exception of your summer holiday, chances are that Christmas is your most expensive time of the year.
Jason @ Work Save Live writes Saving Money on Your Home Security System – Lately I’ve been considering investing in a home security system for my home, and I’ve been researching some of my options for doing it. I want to be secure, but I also want to feel like I got a good deal.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Continuing a Free but AWESOME Christmas Tradition! – Have you ever remembered something super cool and can’t believe you ever forgot about it? That happened to me last week. I really love my Christmas card tree!
James @ Free in Ten Years writes December challenge: Save Hot Water – In December I’m going to only shower with cold water in a crazy attempt to reduce my hot water consumption. I’m not sure I’ll last more than a single say, but it will save a heap of water and electricity.
FMF @ Free Money Finance writes Best Ways to Make Extra Money: Start Your Own Business Selling Services – Today we’re continuing my series on the best ways to make more money and we’ll discuss selling our talents and expertise. If you are looking to capitalize on your abilities, and what you know, you can start a side business selling services.
J.P. @ Novel Investor writes The Special Dividend Tax Rules – The tax implications of a special dividend will depend on how a company classifies the distribution into three possible categories.
Joe @ Midlife Finance writes Ten Tips for Getting There & Back Safely – There is always the possibility that Something Will Happen on the way there — or back. Here are ten things you can do ahead of time that will help you travel easier.
Steve @ Ready To Quit My Job! writes Why You NEED to Quit Your Job RIGHT NOW! – The days are gone forever where you went to college, got a job that was not personally rewarding, worked at the same place for 40 years, retired and then got bored, depressed and finally died. You NEED to QUIT YOUR JOB, and start living life on your own terms.
Buck Inspire @ Buck Inspire writes Credit Score Improves Loan Shopping Confidence – When you prepare to make a big ticket purchase like a car or a new home, make sure you go in knowing your credit score. You will be better prepared, more confident, and have more options in making the biggest financial decisions of your life.
Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor writes Why dividend investors should never touch principal – As an income investor I focus on dividend stocks which regularly raise distributions. This ensures that my income keeps its purchasing power over time.
Marie @ Family Money Values writes Best Holiday Buys for Seeing How the Other Half Lives – I don’t know about you, but I love to see how the really rich folks live. I wonder about the products they use, the mansions they inhabit, the schools and neighborhoods they frequent and the things they value. I suspect that they have problems similar or maybe even more profound that the rest of us. Anyway, I like to scope out how the other half lives, as my Mom used to say. Here are a few of the ways I have done that in the past.
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Personal Loans Aren’t Always Bad Debt – On other finance blogs I often hear people talk about personal loans as some evil thing that should be avoided at all costs. While there are definitely times when you should be avoiding borrowing money, you should not discount the potential to manage your finances with a personal loan.
KK @ Student Debt Survivor writes The “Hidden” cost of condo ownership – http://www.studentdebtsurvivor.com/the-hidden-cost-of-condo-ownership/
Robert @ The College Investor writes The Giving Season – Ways You Can Give This Holiday Season
Glen @ Free From Broke writes United MileagePlus Explorer Card Review – Fly United Airlines? Then don’t miss out on the slew of benefits the United MileagePlus Explorer Card offers up to cardholders. See more in our review.
Glen @ Parenting Family Money writes Financial Considerations When Deciding How Many Kids to Have – It’s safe to say most couple like kids. But before you add to your family you need to consider your finances. There are many expenses that come with a child.
PK @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job… writes The Four Pillars of Personal Finance – Like the title says, I decided to lay out the four most important parts of Personal Finance. And while debt is there, it is equally important as it’s other partners in crime – assets, inflows, and outflows.
Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents writes Top Low Risk Investments – High rates of return on your investments are wonderful because it means you don’t have to invest as much capital to reach your investing goals. Yet the higher return you want the more risk you take to get that return.
John @ Fearless Men writes Pinching Pennies – A quick read on pinching pennies and how to have this mindset in life.
John @ Frugal Rules writes 5 Frugal Ways to Start Investing Now – Investing in the stock market can be intimidating for many, but it does not have to be. With a little education and setting a plan you can invest in the stock market and not have to spend lots of money doing it.
Philip @ PT Money Personal Finance writes 35 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25 – Our annual list is back with 5 more suggestions to help you give quality gifts yet not kill your budget.
Kevin @ BryanMaltier.com writes Best, Cheap Car Insurance Quotes – Car insurance is mandatory in the United States and most people don’t understand their coverage or how to get lower rates. With the help an expert, we discuss the factors that affect premiums and how you can get cheap auto insurance.
Gen Y @ Gen Y Finance Journey writes Why Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund – The emergency fund is the bread and butter of personal finance. It is the first thing any person looking to build a secure financial future needs to do.
DPF @ Digital Personal Finance writes Searching for a Job Online – There are many different ways a person can find a new job. One of them is looking online, which is explored in this post.
TTMK @ Tie the Money Knot writes Finding Out How Much Somone Paid for a Home – It’s often easy to find out how much someone paid for a home. Thus, is it such a bad thing to by nosy and look for such information?
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes How to Tell If Your Means Are Just Not Enough – I explore some external and internal indicators that your salary isn’t enough to live on.
Ray @ Squirrelers writes 6 Examples of When Not to be Frugal – Saving money is a good thing, but is it important in every situation? This post shares 6 examples of time when frugality may not be the best approach.
Jefferson @ See Debt Run writes In 2013, We’re Trying a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) For Health Care Expenses – A flexible spending account can save you money be allowing for you to pay with tax free dollars.