Hello everyone, and welcome to the 70th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. We’d like to especially welcome first time visitors to Make Love, Not Debt. Please take the time to look around and read some of our posts.
We don’t have anything special in store for you, just links and descriptions. We’ve tried to group posts by category, but that failed and now they’re all bunched up by like minded-topics. If there is anything that doesn’t look right, or if your blog was not trackbacked correctly, please let me know. Without further ado…
Then Things says you don’t always have to stick to you your budget.
We’re in Debt is paying off their debt with low interest unsecured loans.
Blunt Money doesn’t like the debt mentality.
Gina’s Tax Blog helps you decide which is the right one: Home Equity or Business Loan?
Alexander Becker wants you to know that compound interest is waaay cool.
Getting to Enough has some great guidelines for individual investors from one of the most successful institutional investors.
Free Money Finance tells you to keep costs low if you want to maximize investment returns.
Financial Options reviews the upcoming economic indicators, treasury events and earnings reports for the week ahead.
The China Law Blog talks about investments fo consider in light of growing Chinese consumerism.
The Dividend Guy Blog brags about his dividends to date.
My 1st Million At 33 gives advice on investing if you have $10K to $100K.
My Wealth Builder schools us on investing 101.
Five Cent Nickel goes through the decision making process of whether or not to cash in on his CDs.
Money, Matter, and More Musings calculates how much you can gain with those 0% APR offers.
Ask Uncle Bill ponders if college really is a good investment.
Insureblog’s Henry Stern explains why using an agent can save you headaches and heartaches, and why health insurance is NOT a DIY project.
The Colorado Health Insurance Insider lists tells people to stop eating out and start paying for health insurance.
Enough Wealth tells you how to use data about house prices and construction to pick the bottom of the real estate cycle.
Searchlight Crusade answers the question of why do lenders sell mortgages?
Single Ma’s Fabulous Financials sees no reason why single moms can’t be homeowners.
Mortgage Lowdown warns you to stay within your mortgage limits.
Mighty Bargain Hunter wonders how new houses will hold up.
FIRE Finance highlights the snazzy new web 2.0 tool, Rentometer.
The Buck Stops Here tells why you should pay down your mortgage fast.
The Mortgage Reports takes a look at ARMs and fixed-rate mortgages and tries to clear up some misconceptions.
Adventure Money wants you to understand that leveraging is the key to financial success.
Scott On Money gives tips on renting a car for less and how to avoid the big rip offs.
Frugal Babe shares a story on how she learned that impulse buys may not always be the best choice.
Binary Dollar! highlights what a good financial goal is vs. a weak financial goal.
Queercents writes about gay marriage and money.
My Financial Awareness is not proud of living below his means.
Taking Control Over Money tells us to indeed sweat the small stuff.
Money Under 30 gives an overview of some online financial tools.
Be Reasonable gives a rather interesting review of the new Kiyosaki and Trump book.
My Money Path is considering investing in money market accounts.
Getting Out of Debt sees some irony in her situation and being a personal finance blogger.
Free The Drones discusses an interesting article on Retired Husband Syndrome happening in Japan.
Mapgirl’s Fiscal Challenge got her network on with two posts this week about making new contacts and following through.
Lazy Man and Money sets goals for passive income.
eFIPO breaks down the cost of drinking, and how to make it cheaper.
Radical Hop extols the virtues of haggling and how one should approach it.
Jane Chin, PhD discusses the many dimensions of money.
It’s Just Money asks how much do you spend on wedding gifts?
Bryan C. Fleming gives a little and feels good about it.
Money and Values celebrates Fair Trade Month by telling us all about it and where to find it.
Blogging Away Debt reasses her debt reduction strategy and wonders if she just needs to earn more money.
If you haven’t already noticed the deluge of other pfbloggers’ posts on this topic, but the Carnival of Personal Finance turned one yesterday. These kids grow up so quickly! Soon it’ll be walking, talking, and asking for iPods. Go ahead and visit this week’s Carnival and give it a little coochie-coo.
Two of our posts were featured: a recent one, Should You Pay Off Student Loan Interest While In School? and one we think is one of our best, Veni’s Debt Diet.
I’d say go buy the Carnival a rattle for its birthday, but I don’t want 34509872345 comments saying that we should stop spoiling it and invest that money instead and watch it compound into a million bucks.
Welcome to the 36th edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction! If this is your first time here, please follow the signs on the right directing you to a proper welcome page.
This edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction is all going to be in form of haikus! For those that don’t remember, a haiku is a Japanese poem that has three lines that are 5,7, and 5 syllables each, respectively.
Also, there were a few submissions that didn’t quite fit the theme of “debt reduction.” Those particular entries won’t get a haiku, but will get a mention at the bottom of the entry.
Without further ado, here’s some debt reduction haikus!
Make up, food, clothes, wow!
Twelve-hundred five dollars spent
Husband not gorgeous
(We’re In Debt)
This blog, two entries.
Sell laptop, tickets. Less gas?
Yarmin kicked off show.
(We’re In Debt)
Restaurant closed down
Used other people’s money
Big hole to dig out
People have much debt
Budget. Second job, maybe.
Pay your debt promptly
Have credit card debt?
A little D-O-L-P
Credit cards vanish
Mortgage need rescue?
Con artists want your money.
Beware of scumbags!
(Pacesetter Mortgage Blog)
Debt collectors suck.
Shady business practices.
(Free Money Finance)
Buy now, pay later.
No money to pay.
(The Get Rich Project)
Not non-profit anymore.
Need help? Be careful.
(Young and Broke)
Yodlee, great service.
Track all financial tidbits.
Even all your debt!
Debt-free, not just money.
Think big and positively!
Personal growth helps.
(Blogging Away Debt)
Tradeoff: interest, type of loan
Decide best for you.
Good debt or bad debt?
Many types can be either.
Credit, cars, still bad.
(Mighty Bargain Hunter)
Bankruptcy for debt?
Probably not a good choice.
(Journey to Financial Freedom)
Debt payment is tough.
Easy to get discouraged!
Be patient, steady.
Cancel services, pay debt.
He’s in debt no more.
(No Credit Needed)
These didn’t quite fit the mold, but you may also find them useful:
Aridni Backs Up The Truck.
Christine Kane argues that wisdom trumps being an expert.
Paul’s tips has 10 good rules-of-thumb for investing.
Canadian Financial Stuff thinks about how much money his kid is eventually going to cost.
New Homes Blog offers 5 rules to follow when buying an off plan property.
No Credit Needed Network is giving away a copy of Dave Ramsey’s Best Selling Book, Financial Peace University for one lucky person who signs up to the network.
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Her post on FICO scores has been posted up at this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance.
This post joins the million of other posts publicizing this carnival. Enjoy.
We’ve been listed on MyMoneyBlog’s Reverse Carnival of Money Mistakes! Thanks, Jonathan, for spreading our mistakes around the blogosphere so that other people can laugh at our dumbasses.
We recently heard about the Mistakes Carnival, and we got inspired to have a good laugh at some of our dumber financial moments. Please, don’t try these at home!
He took out a payday loan at like 200% interest…then locked his keys in his car in the parking lot and had to call her collect to come rescue him. Yes kids, it’s true: She got a collect call from Check Into Cash.
She bought $500 Manolo Blahnik shoes because Sarah Jessica Parker said they were cool on Sex and the City.
She took out a student loan freshman year of college, right when she was learning about personal finance. She read somewhere that it’s important to start investing young, so she invested $1,000 of her student loan money in a Roth IRA. Her rate of return over the last 6 years: around 1%. The interest rate on that student loan: around 9%, with a term of 30 years. We refuse to calculate the cost of this mistake!
She bought a $300 Hermes silk scarf on ebay as an “investment.” As such, it’s un-wearable.
He got a debt consolidation loan then maxed out his credit cards within 3 months.
He bought a surround sound stereo system for $250 — then decided it wasn’t cool enough. He sold it to an acquaintance for $100, and then bought another home-theatre-in-a-box system for $700. And spent another $200 for an additional subwoofer.
We’re lucky we’re not bankrupt.
We’re listed at this week’s Carnival of Debt Reduction, hosted by Retire at 30. My post about reducing my SIMPLE RIA contribution to reduce debt is featured there. Go ahead and check out the other articles!