Welcome to the carnival of financial planning! Enjoy those great posts, if you would like to submit yours for next week, that is right here.
BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Does Technology Equal Productivity? – One of my new friends and I like to talk about new business ideas. The first time that we hung out, we ended up having a three hour conversation about some of our best ideas and how we would like to create them over the next couple of years.
Mario @ Debt BLAG writes How I’ll save $600 by switching from Verizon to T-mobile; or How I left a T-mobile store with MORE money than I came in with without wearing a ski m – The story of how I took advantage of a T-mobile promotion which paid me to switch from Verizon, and will me save over $50 per month
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes Our Best (Pain-Free) Money-Saving Moves – We have made five painless life changes in recent years that have each resulted in hundreds or thousands of dollars of saving per year.
Amy @ Money Mishaps writes Tips for Avoiding New (and old) Banking Fees – A recent report suggest that consumers who tend to skip over the fine print when they join a bank are usually the same consumers who get a big surprise when they find out the fees attached to the paperwork they signed when they did so.
Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Social Security and Part-time Income. What you should know – These days more Americans than ever before are going to be working past the traditional age of retirement. A recent Wells Fargo study of 1000 middle-class Americans showed that nearly 34% of them believe that they’re going to have to work until they reach the tender age of 80 years old.
Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes Five Simple Steps to Succeed as a Landlord in 2014 – Welcome to the world of being a landlord! This is a job that comes with many perks but also carries many responsibilities. These five simple steps will help to guide you along the way to being a good landlord.
Holly @ Club Thrifty writes Six Start-Up Ideas in Health and Fitness – If you are considering starting your own business in the fields of health and fitness, read this post for six start-up ideas.
Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes Using Rental Properties for Retirement – When thinking about retirement options, is it always the same boring stock options? You know that it is important to diversify your portfolio, so why not add some good ole rental properties to the mix!
Graham @ Moneystepper writes Fuel efficiency – how to improve your fuel efficiency – You may think that fuel efficiency is an after-thought when buying a car. However, from a financial perspective, the annual ROI between similar cars could be up to 59% when buying a more expensive car with better fuel efficiency.
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes 3 Times it Makes Sense to Pay Someone Else to Do Something For You – Just because you can do something does not mean that you should. Here are 3 times it makes sense to pay someone else to do something for you:
Charles @ Getting A Rich Life writes 2013 Net Worth Review-A Look At My Investments – 2013 was an incredible year for all investments as the market lifted all asset classes. A closer look at all of my 2013 investment and their performance.
Shannon McLay @ Financially Blonde writes Financial Fitness Series – Game Week Strategies – How to employ the work ethic of an NFL play to your personal finances
CAREER AND INCOME
Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Kitchen Upgrades to Keep Tenants Renting – L Bee Says: I am the Zillow blogger of the week! I used Zillow a good bit back when I was hunting for my first home, and I am excited to be featured. Below is a post by Diana Fishlock for those of you who, like me, have rental property income. Cheers! A good tenant is […]The post Kitchen Upgrades to Keep Tenants Renting appeared first on L Bee and the Moneytree.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes What It Meant To Be The Average Financial American in 2013 – In 2013, many Americans needed to watch their finances. Read here for a year’s review of finance to start off your 2014.
Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes Make Money Your Way is 6 months old, results of the $3,000 blog income challenge – I am pleased to announce that this is a… WIN! I made $3,080 as of December 31st, here is the results of the $3,000 blog income challenge
Michael @ Save-Invest-Grow writes How Do You Define Success? – The post talks about defining success in today’s busy world. It looks at the concept of “early retirement” and how to set ambitious goals, while still having a balanced life.
DEBT AND CREDIT
IMB @ Investing Money writes How To Grow Your Wealth In 2014 – People across the country have made a resolution to take control of their finances in 2014. This is a great goal to have, but understanding how to make this goal a reality can be difficult. Buying a property with a home loan in the new year could offer substantial financial benefits to a property owner.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes 5 Credit Card Promotions That Made Me $1,425 – One of the best ways for a Penny Hoarder to make some serious extra cash is to take advantage of credit card sign up bonuses. Of course, to get the most benefit, you should have excellent credit, and you should routinely pay off your credit card in full each month so you’re not paying interest.
Christopher @ This That and The MBA writes Personal finance rules – Don’t let money control you – With the sluggish job market growth and the lack of money in the hands of the consumers, an increasingly large number of people are not being able to control their funds as they’re spiraling out of control. Managing your personal finances is certainly an intimidating task but when you have too many debt obligations to handle, personal finance management becomes a necessity.
Hayley @ A Disease Called Debt writes Debt Free Living: A Dream or a Reality? – This post describes how my vision for debt freedom has changed since I started to get in control of my finances. Debt free living can be a reality for anyone if they want it enough!
INVESTING AND SAVING
Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes How To Select A Forex Broker – The post How To Select A Forex Broker appeared first on Earn More And Save.If you are just starting out in Forex trading, it can be a confusing experience.
Moneycone @ Money Cone writes Is it possible to earn 3% on your savings account without jumping through hoops? – If you are a big fan of big banks, you will no doubt love the interest they pay on your savings account (0.01%)! But then, let’s also be fair.
Tushar Mathur @ Everything Finance writes How to save money on pet costs – A month after getting married, my husband and I inherited our pup from a family friend. Essentially, he’s always been a member of our family.
Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance writes 3 Ways to Ensure You’ll Never Forget to Pay a Bill Again – 3 Ways to Ensure You’ll Never Forget to Pay a Bill Again has been published on Minimalist FinanceWe’ve all done it. Every once in awhile, a bill slips our mind and we forget to pay it. The bill goes unpaid until you get a gentle reminder from the servicing company, or until you notice a late fee on your next bill.
Lindy @ Minting Nickels writes Should You Be Getting Depressed about the State of the UK Economy? – Let’s face it; it’s been a crazy couple of years, as far as the UK economy is concerned.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes How to Save Money on your Wedding – Wedding day is a big day in anyone’s life and a lot of planning goes into making it a dream occasion.
Andrew @ 101 Centavos writes The Stock Market Is STILL Stupid And Irrational – The “rational market” myth is a favorite whipping boy for pundits, experts and web editors in dire need of content. Easy to whip out 500 words equating the silliness of human emotional decisions with the wild swings of the purportedly efficient market. We’re no different here at 101C. Between packing for next week’s trip to fish-and-chips territory and sundry other schedule-suckers, time’s at a premium, so here we are.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes What Type of Investor Are You? – With stocks going higher and higher, and analysts saying that they don’t see much of an end in sight, more and more people want to jump head first into the market. However, before you get started, it’s important to think about the type of investor you are.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes “My Latest Credit Card: The Amex Starwood Preferred Guest Card(SPG) “ – Since I’ve got a European honeymoon coming up this summer, I’ve been in full force research mode – comparing prices and figuring out how to redeem all my credit card points for free travel. We only have a limited amount of time to honeymoon during July and that happens to coincide with the busiest time of the year(and the hottest) for European travel. It can be a lot harder to redeem points during peak travel season but it is doable as long as you start planning early.
Erastus @ Sweating The Big Stuff writes Start Investing, No Pity Party, No Excuses – Start Investing and stop making excuses. You have money to invest it’s only that you keep on procrastinating and if you don’t start investing today, you will loose more.
REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Writing a Will – A cold front swept through Houston when Mr. BFS and I left for our cruise.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Taking Inventory of Your Financial Life – It’s important to keep track of your own belongings in cases of theft or damage. Here’s what you can do in order to create an inventory of your household.
RETIREMENT AND TAXATION
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Things for Gen Y to do in Retirement – Technology will not only change how we live and work as young adults, but also our future. While I am sure that technology will continue to evolve, it has already changed my understanding of retirement. Retirement no longer means playing golf, watching TV, and preparing to die. Instead, there are new activities for retirees to do while in retirement.T