Take a ride on the Totally Money Blog Carnival and pick up some good information and tips on managing your personal finances. There’s a little something for everyone.
While all of the articles provided below are outstanding, I wanted to hightlight a few that tickled my fancy.
- Fanny presents 10 Smart Tips on How to Make Your Money Work for You posted at Living Richly on a Budget. Here are 10 tips to help you make your money work for you, to live richly – on a budget.
- Who knew Homer Simpson could provide insightful personal finance lessons? Financial Uproar offers a witty look at finances from an unlikely source. Everything I Know About Money, I Learned from Homer Simpson.
- Invest It Wisely presents 3 Tips for Investing Your Time, Money, and Energy Wisely | Invest It Wisely. Great advice!
- Funny about Money has good perspective on keeping safe. Busted, Disgusted, and Cain’t Be Trusted is a somber reminder that safety is priority #1.
Since April 15th is right around the corner, we’ll start this trip along the taxes train.
- April 15th is around the corner. Budgeting In the Fun Stuff posted Tax Tips for Big Savings | Budgeting In the Fun Stuff. Uncle Sam is not someone you want to short but when you do owe on your taxes, don’t forget these tips to legally reduce your tax responsibility.
Making Budgets Work For You
- posted at . Jim’s worked with lots of people and there is one common trait of the financially successful: they live within their means & know their spending. I love it!!!
- Prairie Eco-Thrifter presents Anatomy of the Financially Savvy Brain- Part 2 | Prairie EcoThrifter.com. Ever wonder what is actually happening inside our brains as we plan our money management strategies, bravely stave off impulse spending , and work towards that end goal of financial freedom? This series will answer those very questions.
- Boomer & Echo presents Purchasing Behaviour Styles for a look at the different approaches to buying depending on your purchasing behaviour style.
- Passive Family Income presents Plan, Do, Check, Adjust Your Way to Financial Freedom. Plan, Do, Check, Adjust – If you’ve ever been to a leadership conference, it’s very likely that you’ve heard this 4-word plan for your finances or your career.
- Do you really need cell phone insurance? My Journey to Millions talks it out in Canceling My Cell Phone Insurance.
- Outlaw Finance has figure out how to live within his means. He’s sharing the experiences and advice so that you do not make the same mistakes. Outlaw Finance delves into a great topic. Money Myth: Is it Good or Bad to Cancel Credit Cards? As he mentions, make sure you do your research and don’t take the banks word at face value.
- Dr. Dean’s TheMillionaireNurse.com Blog asked us to remember that economic stimulus money we got a few years back? That was nice of the feds to give is a little cash to help pay our debts…but wait, that money was meant for us to spend and help the economy recover, and now that the feds are done giving us little gifts, they still want us to spend and borrow to help the economy recover. Here are some reasons why. 5 Surprising Reasons The Feds WANT You To Stay In Debt!.
- Wealth Creation presents Generation Y’s Entrepreneurial Success and Credit Cards: What’s the Connection?. Generation Y is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking, but if you plan to use a credit card to bankroll your business, there are a few things worth considering first.
- Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog presents an email thread that’s sure to shed some light. Citi Amex Platinum Card Changed to Citi ThankYou Premier Card – Should I Cancel?.
- Credit, Eh presents Canada is a Credit Card Nation [Infographic]. What would happen, though, if we gathered up all of the credit cards in Canada? Our infographic takes a look at some of the physical aspects of credit cards.
Good Tips To Go
- Earn More Invest Wisely at The Sun’s Financial Diary presents 5 Things You Should Have On Hand To Weather A Disaster. Keeping Japan’s current crisis in mind, these are great tips to know.
- Bucksome Boomer posted My Email was Hacked. Email security tips to keep your account from being hacked. She learned them the hard way.
- What does rock climbing have to do with personal finance? You’d be surprised!! Buck Inspire always inspires. Rock Climbing Finance Blogger.
- Sustainable Personal Finance Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Have you considered hybrids? SPF evaluates the pros and cons for new cars in The Best Hybrid Vehicles. Always a good source for comparative analysis, SPF provides great insight you should consider before taking a new car plunge.
- ComplexSearch offers a look are the main differences between banks and credit unions. Learn from the customers who recently switched their primary accounts to credit unions. Credit Unions vs Traditional Banks posted at .
- PhD in HR presents 25 Human Resources Gurus Worth a Follow on Twitter. Keeping up with business is so much easier with Twitter. Twitter makes it easy to follow the people that can really help you learn what you need to know. Twitter gives you a lot of convenience because tweets are delivered right to your phone. This allows you to keep up with information while you’re on the go.
- Parenting Family Money presents Amazon Mom Review – Free Amazon Prime As Well As Discounts. Deals to check out from the stay at home dad.
- Money Help For Christians presents Which Computer Should I Buy? Apple or PC ?. Are you on the fence? I know I am. Discover why the world loves MAC computers (the comments will blow you away).
- While not for the weak at heart, Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense does provide a unique take on how to handle record unemployment levels in Quit your job. Just do it already | Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense.
- Coupon Sherpa looks leads us through Cheaper or Spiraling Upwards? A Look at Prices for 15 Consumer Products.
- MoneyedUP presents IRA Contribution Limits for 2011. Times have changed and so have the rules to the extent that most people turn to the Internet and IRS publications each year to re-educate themselves on IRA contributions limits.
- Dividend Stocks presents What Are Dividend Aristocrats? If you look over the dividend aristocrats list, you might discover that it’s kind of a boring list. However, you will also notice that some of these companies have been paying out dividends for decades.
- StupidCents presents Tips for Saving for Retirement. Many people worry about their retirement plans. Here are a few tips that will help to make sure that you are doing enough when saving for retirement.
- Oblivious Investor explores whether it makes sense for unmarried workers to start taking Social Security retirement benefits as soon as they’re eligible. When Should I Take Social Security Benefits? (Single Investor).
- ETF Base presents Incredible Silver Pairs Trade – If You Can Find the Shares to Short. Every so often, an opportunity occurs in the market where the risk/reward is just too good to pass up. This silver pairs trade is a perfect example.
- Robots For Forex presents Forex Robotic Software Secrets. Trading forex is an often overlooked investment opportunity, as it’s often perceived as extremely difficult, which isn’t necessarily the case. With sufficient know-how, anyone can trade forex profitably.
- Money In The 20s breaks down value averaging in Value Averaging Explained. Helpful examples included.
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