Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of MoneyPros! This week’s edition is called ‘Feels Like Fall’ because fall is definitely in the air here in the Northeast. Fall is my favorite season and I love the cool, crisp nights that it brings. It’s also a smart time to do any last minute home projects outside before the weather turns too cold. I’m currently working on a host of household projects as we speak. But that that said, during my breaks from projects and watching football games, I make it a point to keep up to speed on all the happenings around the personal finance blog world. Below are a bunch of awesome posts for you to check out!
Finally, one last reminder, a bunch of bloggers, including myself, are holding a huge giveaway of personal finance ebooks. Be sure to check out this post and enter for your chance to win!!
IMB @ Investing Money writes US Grants Two Companies Permission to EXPORT Oil Products – Are you paying too much to fill up your car or truck? Don’t worry, our government has the perfect oil fix to guarantee that prices will keep going higher.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes The Danger Of Buying A Home In A New Neighborhood – Buying a home in a new subdivision can be exciting. But there are many pitfalls to buying a new home home that homeowners need to be aware of when they are buying a home.
SavingMentor @ How To Save Money writes Erase Your Debt Fast By Lowering Interest Rates – It’s a fact, many Canadians are are deeply in debt! Not just mortgage debt either, but consumer debt like credit cards, car loans, payday loans, and lines of credit. According to The Globe And Mail, non-mortgage debt will rise to its highest level ever by the end of 2014 coming in at $28,853 per person.
Dominique Brown @ YourFinancesSimplified writes Crowdfunding Investment Cheat Sheet – As the saying goes, you want to be in the know before you go. Or in this case, before you open up your wallet and put down your hard earned money on the latest investment scam. You surely don’t want to end up like one of Bernie Madoff’s “investors” now do you? At the same The post Crowdfunding Investment Cheat Sheet appeared first on Your Finances Simplified.
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes What Is Your Real Retirement Age Going To Be? – Given any real thought of what your real retirement age is going to be? Here are some of the tips I am currently considering with my retirement.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes How Does LeBron Become A Billionaire? – There was no way to avoid the news this past week that LeBron James decided he was coming home to Northeast Ohio to return to playing basketball for the
JP @ My Family Finances writes What You Need to Know About Buying Your First Car – First Time Car Buyer? is an infographic that was produced by Gumtree
Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes Fighting To Stay In The Middle Class and Higher Classes – Slowly the odds are turning against us in becoming wealthy enough to be in the middle class and higher classes. Don’t know what I mean? Read more…
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes The American Dream – The headline on this CNN article caught my attention. “The American Dream is out of reach.” I think there are a lot of pessimistic people in this country.
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Why “Do Not Call” Registries Can Help You – For many people, experiencing a telemarketer’s call at work or at home is frustration personified. Thankfully, we have “Do Not Call” registries. Read here.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Money at the Movies: 10 Movies on Finance Worth Watching – Money is a common topic in several famous films and documentaries. Here are 10 movies made about finance, which are actually worth your time to watch.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Powering Up Your Home Budget – Some tips on how to make your home budgeting work for you to create a solid household budget.
Don @ Money Smart Guides writes 3 Ways Of Becoming Your Own Financial Adviser – Tolstoy famously said: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. This can be very aptly applied to our own personal financial situations.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes Want to Get Paid to Drive Your Car? Throw a Moustache on the Front – Ridesharing services like Lyft & UberX let you earn money by driving people to their destinations. Here’s how they work — and how to try them for yourself.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Food Finance: How To Grow Your Own Food – The American family spends $800.00 to $1,000.00 a month on groceries, and food prices are rising. Know how to grow your own food and save lots each month.
Don @ Money Reasons writes The Real Financial Independence Crossover Point – Don’t believe the hype, The real financial independence crossover point is higher than you are led to believe. Read why the crossover point is much higher than you thought.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Gas or Charcoal – What’s the Best Grill for Your Money? – It’s grill season! Charcoal or gas grill? Which one fits your budget?
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Vacationing With Family And Friends – Another great summer vacations and why I especially enjoy vacationing with family and friends
Mr. Frenzy @ Frenzied Finances writes Keeping Organized: Why It’s Important For Your Finances To Organize Papers – When your finances are disorganized, so is your life. In order to prevent a big problem, it’s time to get those finances in check. It’s time to organize.
Mel @ brokeGIRLrich writes Stick It for Financial Independence – Sometimes personal finance tips can come from the weirdest places…
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes Saving Over $2,000 A Year With Republic Wireless – How Much Money Could You Save? – Have you ever heard of Republic Wireless? If you haven’t, you definitely need to continue reading, especially if you are paying anything over $50 a month for your current phone bill.
Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes Why I always experiment with street food and my rules for eating safely – Christina Garofalo explores why, despite its low cost, street food abroad is just so damn satisfying, and shares her tips for how to make the most of it
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Five useful tips to get the best holiday value for your money – I’ve never thought of us as rich. We are a middle class family, we have above average income and a healthy net worth. But rich we are not.
Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes Should You Take a Vacation if You’re in Debt? – Your debt is stressing you out. Work is stressing you out. And you just need a little break from the normal day to day grind.
Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes Amazon FBA: Finding Products to Sell – Even with a whole store of stuff to go through I found it pretty hard to find really profitable products that Amazon themselves weren’t selling.
Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes Don’t Cheat Yourself By Living a Life of Half-Assity – I was painfully making my way through a 14 mile run early on a Saturday morning. I was at mile 10, and struggling to find the energy or even the desire to pick up my feet and keep running.
Larry @ KrantCents writes Are You Tough Enough for Success? – Success is for anybody who is tough enough to withstand the ups and downs!
Monica @ Monica On Money writes The Surprising Habit That’s Making You Poor – If you are like many people, when you see all of your friends’ fabulous things and experiences, you may have felt a pang of envy.
Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes Charity Begins At Home – For the past year and half, I have been donating every month to a certain charity that helped women who had been victims of sex slavery.
Cat @ Budget Blonde writes It Turns Out Kids Want to Be Millionaires – We chatted all about what people think millionaires look like, how to invest, how to buy a stock, how to resist pretty shiny things you want to buy at the mall, and why people should want to become millionaires.
Justin @ iPlugin writes Apple Was Just Granted a Patent for a Smart Watch – Electronics giant Apple started a new round of rumors when they were granted a patent for a smart watch design.
Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes 2 Simple Systems to Help you Stay on Budget – The very first, most important step in creating a personal financial plan is to have a firm understanding of your income and your expenses.
Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Paying Off Student Loans? Here’s What You Need to Know – When you consider that nearly 60% of the graduating class of 2011/12 have over $26,000 apiece in student loan debt, you begin to realize the depth of the student loan crisis in the United States.
Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Adult Children Refuse to Leave the Nest – Not too long ago if an adult was to say to someone that they just met ‘I live with my parents’, it typically would have set them up for quite a bit of ridicule and disdain.
Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes 5 Pairs of Sunglasses that Changed the World – Sunglasses started to become fashionable in the 1950s and 1960s, when celebrities such as James Dean, Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol used them to enhance their already cool image.
Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes Using Social Media to Improve the Job Search – 1 in 10 young job hunters are now rejected because of their social media use.
Sam @ The New Business Blog writes The Top 2 Tips for New Stock Market Investors – If you just decided to start investing in the stock market, you’ve hopefully done a lot of research and homework in order to make sure that you have at least a little bit of an idea about what you’re doing.
Katie @ IRA Basics writes When and How to Start IRA Withdrawals – Hopefully, when you went to open an IRA, you did so with the intention of using it for long term retirement needs.
Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes What to do if you run out of cash before payday – Many people are finding it difficult to make their money last until they next get paid.
Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes How to find the right solicitor or conveyancer – for YOU – in 4 steps! – As the property market starts to pick up once again, more people will be looking for a conveyancing expert to help them as they either buy or sell their home.
Andrea @ So Over This writes Is the 10% Rule Dead? – Like almost everybody else my age, I grew up hearing ‘put 10% of your paycheck in the bank!’
Hadley @ Epic Finances writes When’s the best time to make your first investment? – Not surprisingly, first-time investors usually have a little bit of anxiety about when the best time is to make their first stock purchase.
Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Planning for Retirement – There are many different definitions of the American Dream, some say it’s a great job and nice house, others say it’s comfortably raising a family, yet my definition varies a bit from those.
Amy @ Money Mishaps writes This is Why People Hate the Airlines – Most people really love to travel but really hate airlines.
Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Planning for Retirement? Keep in Mind that it’s Not All About the Money – If you were lucky enough to have been advised to start planning your retirement early, and you did, you’ll know that saving for retirement can take a number of decades.
Matt @ Budget Snob writes Financial Support for Single Parents – If you are a single parent, you already know how difficult it can be to make ends meet with just one income coming into the home.
Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes What are the different ways to make money when investing in stocks? – If you’re new to investing in the stock market then it’s possible that you don’t know just how many different ways there are to invest, and make money, in the market.
Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Fuel Saving Questions and Answers for Summer Travel – Gas prices have remained relatively stable, which means to say that they’ve remained at their high price but haven’t gone much higher.
Oscar @ Money is the Root writes When Should You Start Investing? – Not surprisingly, first-time investors usually have a little bit of anxiety about when the best time is to make their first stock purchase.
Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes How Online Trading Platforms Work – If you’re taking your very first steps as an online trader then you’ve probably already come across trading platforms, but you may be wondering exactly what they are and how they work.
Gretchen @ Retired by 40 writes Must Do’s Before Listing a Rental – Must Do’s Before Listing a Rental
Peter @ Creative Works Limited writes How To Make Quick Money – Making money quick is a reality but you cannot ignore idea implementation and hard work.
Natalie Bacon @ Financegirl writes The 80 20 Rule and What It Means For Your Money – In this post, I explain the 80 20 rule and money. If you haven’t heard of it before, don’t let this one get by you – it’s useful!
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Do The Times in Which You Live Shape Your Finances? – Are we the product of the times and cultures in which we live – even to the extent of realizing financial prosperity? I believe that we are, to a large extent.
Tennille @ Two Kids And A Budget writes Three Benifits Of Amazon Prime Membership & One Secret Feature – At $99.00 per year ($8.25/month) your Amazon Prime membership benefits are well worth the cost. As a student or parent you can save even more!
Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes How to Remodel on a Budget – It is possible to remodel on a budget. I share some tips that help you save big money on your next remodel job without sacrificing on the quality at all.
Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes You Can’t Cut Your Way to Wealth – Cutting your expenses is always on top of every personal finance bloggers list. Unfortunately, cutting expenses only gets you so far. You miss the rest.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Update on My Goals for 3rd Quarter – My quarterly increments are working out quite well, even though I’m a bit behind on the savings portion of this quarter’s plan.
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes 6 Things You Need to Know About Making a Will – Making a Will is one of the most serious commitments anyone can engage in, and it is important to have access to all the correct information to ensure that no mistakes are made. It has the potential to be a hugely complex process. In order to make the process as easy as possible; have a witness, employ a professional to do it for you, reflect your current circumstances, appoint an executor and name a guardian if children are under 18.
Ben Luthi @ The Wealth Gospel writes Feeling Helpless: An Update on Our Debt – What do you do when you’re feeling helpless about your financial situation?
Harry @ PF Pro @ Your PF Pro writes How the PF Pro Books a Hotel Room With Points – How the PF Pro Books a Hotel Room With Points – Hilton, Hyatt, Mission Bay, Paradise Point, SPG, Starwood
Harry @ The Rideshare Guy @ The Rideshare Guy Blog & Podcast writes Uber Still Offering Lyft Drivers $500 & New Drivers Up To $250 Sign-Up Bonus – Uber Still Offering Lyft Drivers $500 & New Drivers Up To $250 Sign-Up Bonus
Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes 7 Ways to Find More Time to Work on Your Side Hustle – Discover 7 ways to find extra time to work on your side business.
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View writes Why Individuals Should File And Suspend Their Social Security Benefits – Reinstatement Of Voluntary Suspension Versus Retroactive Benefit – The file-and-suspend strategy can be used as a proactive planning strategy for couples as it creates an opportunity to essentially “undo” the decision to delay retirement benefits and “reinstate” benefits back to the date in which the individual chose to file and suspend. What this allows the client to do is to choose the option to file at Full Retirement Age (FRA) and suspend and they can then wait until age 70 where they receive their benefits for delaying (8% per year x 4 years), if it still
Jon @ Penny Thots write How To Save Money In College – It’s no secret that getting by financially in college is tough. But there are a bunch of ways that you can save money. Below are 15 ways for how to save money in college.
Anne @ Money Propeller writes My To-Do List that Keeps Getting Postponed – Here are some deep dark secrets of mine, the portion of my to-do list that keeps getting postponed, bared for all to see!
Brad @ How to Save Money writes Use the Library – Your local library can offer a variety of services for free!