OK, you might be wondering what the heck I am talking about with Anguilla Day. It’s the day of independence for Anguilla – think 4th of July for us here in the U.S. So why am I talking about Anguilla Day? Because I am in Anguilla! My wife and I didn’t know about Anguilla Day when we booked our honeymoon, but here we are here it is.
On May 30th of every year, there is a boat race around the entire island followed up by lots of partying, drinking, reggae music, and just fun times. After you are done celebrating Anguilla Day, be sure to read these great personal finance posts!
Richard Adams @ FrugalityMagazine.com writes 6 Reasons Why I Didn’t Pay Off My Debt Sooner – Now that I’m at the end of my debt repayment journey I thought it would be interesting to examine the reasons why I didn’t pay off my debt sooner – even though like a thorn in my finger it was a constant source of annoyance and even sleepless nights.
Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Borrowing Money? Avoid using these 2 Methods – While it is certainly true that everyone needs money, sometimes it is rather hard to find if you need extra money quickly.
Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Gas Saving Myths Exposed – Summer is coming up fast and with it gas prices will be increasing, as they seem to do every year.
Matt @ Budget Snob writes Five Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Used Car – Purchasing a used car is a great way to avoid the hit of depreciation and drive away on a steep discount in comparison to new models.
Amy @ Money Mishaps writes The biggest threat to Retirees’ nest-eggs? Their Mortgage – What is the biggest threat hanging over the head of many older Americans heading towards retirement?
Andrea @ So Over This writes Could You Live on Minimum Wage? – Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past the year it’s hard to miss the ongoing debate over minimum wage!
Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes Find Money in a Too-Tight Budget – Having trouble squeezing your budget for just a bit more? Check out these tips!
Evan @ The Smaller Dollar writes Top 5 Frugal Reasons to Take a Cruise – If you’re on the fence about taking the plunge (no pun intended) into cruising, here are 5 money saving reasons why cruising is such a fantastic frugal vacation choice!
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes 10 Thrifty Driving Tips – Thrift drive with fewer expenses by Buying used cars, Cost-effective cars, Regular maintenance, Do it yourself car wash, Coasting, Load up only when necessary, Single trips, Planning ahead and Driving efficiently.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes How to make money fast without going crazy – If you need extra cash and you want to make money fast put on your thinking cap. Turn your skills into cash and your junk into gold with these tips.
Don @ Money Reasons writes Why Customer Service Matters When Selling Products Online – Read why customer service matters when you decide to sell products online. Perhaps it’s the difference between being successful or losing business.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Tripit Pro Review and How to Get a Free Subscription – Since I travel frequently for work and pleasure, it can be daunting trying to keep track of all my travel arrangements. Google Calendar can only go so far when you have flights, hotel reservations and more to deal with. And generally whenever I fly domestically on Southwest (which is most of the time) I make multiple reservations so that I can flex my schedule accordingly.
CAREER & EDUCATION
Hank @ Money Q&A writes You College Diploma Is Like A Share Of Stock – The college you attend says a lot about you. You should treat your diploma like a share of stock in your college or university that rises or falls in value.
Andrew @ Finance with Reason writes Do You Need a Side Hustle or Should you Gain Work Related Skills? – No matter which way you choose to go, both starting a side hustle and gaining career related skills will improve your level of financial security.
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View writes Could The MyRA Be The Beginning Of The End Of The 401(k)? – If employers simply paid a greater salary (with a raise equivalent to what the match would have been) and let employees choose whether to save, is there really any need for a 401(k) plan at all? And with the MyRA coming soon – which once in place, could be easily modified in the future to include automatic enrollment, and higher contribution limits similar to what 401(k)s allow today – could we be witnessing the beginning of the end of the 401(k) plan altogether?
Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Health Insurance Coverage | Will My Health Insurance Cover Dentistry? – It is no secret that your dental health is one very important element of your overall health.
Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Is Data Mining a fair way to set Insurance Rates? – With computer technology advancing by leaps and bounds, it is no surprise that insurance companies have started using sophisticated software to help them determine what rates to charge their customers.
Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes Health Insurance | Can I Get Health Insurance Coverage If I Am Pregnant? – So many women have questions about their eligibility to get health insurance if they are pregnant, or if they are thinking about getting pregnant soon.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes “Do You Pay With Cash or Credit Cards? “ – Most of the credit card articles on this site have to do with the points and miles you can accumulate by signing up for various cards and spending on daily purchases. But one of the first things I recommend to someone struggling with their spending is to get rid of their cards and start paying solely with cash. It’s no secret that it’s easier to spend more money with credit cards versus cash and there are tons of studies(here’s one) that prove that fact if you don’t want to take my wor
Jerry @ Hoosier Finance writes How Often Should You Be Checking Your Credit Score? – You know you should check your credit report at least once annually, but what about your credit score? It isn’t free to check, so how often should you do it?
TW @ Tightwad Travelers writes Manufactured Spending Amex – Learn how to earn travel rewards and cash back with American Express gift cards.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Crowdfunding Sites for Everyone – Have a terrific idea or need donations to improve your organization? Crowdfunding sites can fill that need.
Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes Will You Choose the Unlimited Upside? – When you go to work for someone else, you’re taking a pretty big gamble. It may seem counter-intuitive, given that being an employee means receiving a reliable paycheck on a regular basis. But if that paycheck is your only source of income, you could lose 100% of your earnings at any time for reasons far outside your control.
Sam @ The New Business Blog writes 5 Top Apps for Entrepreneurs – If you are a busy entrepreneur you already have your hands full with a million different things that need to be done.
Charles @ Getting A Rich Life writes Find Your Financial Freedom Inspiration – Those who are inspired are more likely to stick with their path towards financial independence.
Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes Why Bargains Aren’t Always Such a Bargain – Here is some sage and simple advice; never purchase anything just because it is a bargain.
Stephanie @ Six Figures Under writes 9 Reasons to Use a Clothesline – Of course the obvious reason to use a clothesline is to save money on your utility bill. Here are some more reasons you might want to switch to drying your clothes the good old fashioned way!
Brock Kernin @ CleverDude writes Ways My Wife Saves Us Money: Liquor Store Edition – My wife can save us money almost anywhere on anything. Even at the liquor store, after we’ve left the store!
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Penalty-Free: How to Claim Your 401k Early – Yes, you can claim your 401k early, penalty-free! But first, you need to know how it all works. Read here for all the information you need on your 401k.
Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes Why You Should Invest for Your Child – Going against popular opinion, I’ve always invested money for my child. Read this article for the reasons why I think it is a prudent path to invest for your child.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Personal Wealth versus Mental Health: working from home – Working from home and freelancing is the way of the economy today. How do wealth and mental health weigh in the balance?
Dominique Brown @ YourFinancesSimplified writes What is Escrow? – When you buy a home, you will typically have an escrow account. All escrow means is that the money is being held by a third party. It’s separate from your mortgage account, though your mortgage payment typically covers your house payment and your escrow payment.
Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes 4 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast – With the housing market looking troublesome and many people still tightening their budgets in the economic recession, finding the best buyers for your house can be tricky.
Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Taking the Leap: When is it Time to Ditch the Lease? – This past decade has paved the way for some very big changes in the housing market, making it both harder to find a home and easier to get financed for one.
Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Financial Aid Tips for the Uninitiated – If you are the parent of a child in high school that is rapidly approaching college age, chances are that you have just been introduced to the numbers game that is financial aid.
Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes 3 Ways to Ensure You Have Money Left in the Last Week of the Month – We all know that when we look in our bank accounts during the week approaching pay day, it is more than likely that a few moths will fly out.
Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Staging – Will it really increase the selling price of your house? – If there iss one bit of advice that practically all real estate agents give to their clients it’s this; staging your home before showing it to buyers will increase its price.
Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes How To Market Yourself – 10 Best Ways To Market Your Skills And Experience – Being modest about your skills, experience, and achievements on both the professional and personal levels has no place in the jobs market.
Monica @ Monica On Money writes You Don’t Have To Be A Superhero To Become Debt Free – Sometimes, I feel like I need to be a SUPERHERO to make it all happen.
Larry @ KrantCents writes How to Start Saving – You can start saving today! Can you put aside $10 per day? If you start saving $10 per day at twenty-two (22) years old, you will be a millionaire in forty (40) years.
Cat @ Budget Blonde writes Do You Make These 5 Renter Mistakes? – Are you a rental dweller? I am and I also happen to work in property management!
Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes 4 Investment Fees That Will Kill Your Portfolio – Investment fees can hinder the long term growth of your portfolio. I share four of the worst investment fees to be aware of and avoid if at all possible.
Hadley @ Epic Finances writes 9 Proven Strategies to Eliminate Debt – One of the most stressful things that can happen to a person is falling prey to what I call the Debt Trap.
Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes 4 Things I’m Doing to Save Money Right Now – My income has slowly increased over the last three or four months. So, you’d think that I’d have saved those extra few hundred dollars, right? Wrong.
Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes How to Get Rid of Debt on Your Own – There is no easy way to get rid of debt. You have several options, each come with their own set of pros and cons. Here is how to get rid of debt on your own.
Justin @ iPlugin writes What Can Siri Do For You? – As personal assistants go, Apple’s Siri is one of the most popular, but most people have no idea of some of the more interesting things that she can do.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Fifteen blogging tips to make you an awesome blogger – These are fifteen blogging tips that can make you an awesome blogger: a skill we all need to have in today’s network economy.
Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes When is the Best Time to Buy Life Insurance? – The best time to buy life insurance is a common debate and it’s clouded by the fact there is so much misinformation about it. So I would like to share with you things you need to know about life insurance.
IMB @ Investing Money writes Finding the right trading software system – It is fair to say that the perfect foreign exchange trading system doesn’t exist. Techniques have evolved over time offering more insight than ever before into the behaviour of the markets.
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes The Retirement Industrial Complex – A few weeks ago I was perusing one of my favorite forums – the Bogleheads – and saw a post about one of my other favorite online places, Mr. Money Mustache.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Does Anybody Cook Anymore? – Driving down Highway 9 in downtown Alpharetta the other evening, I noticed that the parking lots were packed like a bunch of sardines in a can.
SavingMentor @ How To Save Money writes What To Do When Something You Already Bought Goes On Sale – Everyone likes to find a good deal on the things they buy. But, what happens if you buy something, thinking you got a good deal, only to find the same item go down in price after you bought it? Use Price-Matching Most retail stores in Canada offer a 30 day price match policy.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Income Versus Personal Net Worth – You can do a quick math calculation between your income and your personal net worth to see how financially secure you are. Why is this calculation important?
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Money Saving Tips for Families – Ben Franklin understood that money saved is just as good as money earned. Families can expand the quality of their life by spending smart and choosing less expensive and often more satisfying options. Keep in mind that the more money you save, the less time you will have to spend at work.
Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Why (and How!) I Changed My Thinking On Emergency Funds – My previous thinking on emergency funds: 6-9 months of living expenses seemed like a lot. Now, I’m beginning to think that’s not such a bad idea.
JP @ My Family Finances writes 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Reverse Mortgages – Here are some frequently asked questions about reverse mortgages to start you on your fact-finding mission.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Getting Fashionable: How to Buy the Best Fashion with the Least – Tips to help you purchase name brand fashion without taking out a home equity account.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes How to Earn Crazy High Interest on Your Checking Account – Ever heard of Kasasa accounts? These checking accounts pay over 3% annual interest — way more than the industry average.
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Franchising: Is It for You? – Is buying a franchise the right step for you? Will it help or hinder your financial journey and success.