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Festival of Stocks Coming up

Hey guys, I will be hosting the Festival of Stocks edition #33 this up coming Monday. So if you have any good articles, then make sure to use this form to submit. If you have any questions regarding submission guidelines, then you can go here.

Carnivals around the corner

This week sure has been a busy one. I’m glad that it’s finally Friday-time to relax and recap our week. Here are some highlights for this weeks carnivals. Enjoy!

Carnival of Credit Card edition #9 hosted at CreditCardLowdown.

  1. Grad Money Matters posted a piece called Stop Blaming Your Credit Card.
  2. Wealth Building Lesson shows us How to Improve Your Credit Score by 100 Points.
  3. 3DebtConsolidation writes on the Importance of Your Credit Rating & FICO Score.

Carnival of Personal Finance #95 hosted by Accumulating Money.

  1. Cents You Ask tells us What You Can Buy With 23Cents
  2. Advanced Personal Finance on Financial Records- What to Keep, What to Toss.
  3. The Real Returns with Connecting Bottoms of S&P500

Carnival of Taxes #16 hosted by Don’t Mess With Taxes.

  1. PfAdvice posted an article called When Should You Opt For A Professional Tax Preparer.
  2. Getting Green asks, Tired of Being Taxed to Death?
  3. FiveCentNickel on Roth IRA Income Limits for 2007

The Festival of Frugality #69 hosted by Digerati Life.

  1. The Frugalist shows us 27 Fun Ways to Destroy your Credit Cards.
  2. Frugal Upstate wrote a piece called Throwing a Birthday Party Fit For a Princess On a Budget.
  3. Stop the Ride shows us how to make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Carnival of Debt Reduction edition #82 hosted by NCN.

  1. Verve Coaching on Getting Out of Debt(Part 1)
  2. MoneySmartLife brings us Should you Use your Emergency Fund to Pay off your Credit Card Debt?
  3. Picture of Wealth writes When you Don’t See Eye to Eye on Finances.

Well that about sums it up. There were so many great articles this week from each of the carnival so if you have the time, please go visit them.

Also, don’t forget the Carnival of Money Stories #9 is coming up this Monday on the 16th over at FireFinance. If you have not submitted your money story yet, you can do that here. Have a great weekend!

Carnival of Debt Reduction #81

Welcome to the 81st edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction. I hope everyone had a nice and a productive weekend. I want to start off by giving big thanks to John at MightyBargainHunter for letting me host the carnival, it’s an honor.  I really enjoyed reading all the articles, there were many great submissions. I was very flexible with the selection of articles that were picked, but unfortunately for those that had no relevance to debt reduction I had to exclude them. In this edition, I took a small clip from each of the 25 articles to give the readers a brief idea on the topic. Other than the editors choice, these articles are posted in the order that they were received. Okay, without any further delay I present to you the Carnival of Debt Reduction. Enjoy! 

***Editors Choice***

Ask Mr. Credit Card reveals some Drastic Ideas for Debt Reduction. “If your present income has taken a hit and you money.bmpare very stretched, you may have to take some of the following steps to relief your debt payment burden”

Your Credit Score Secret explains the importance of your Debt to Credit Ratio and How they affect your Credit Report. “People are constantly commenting on what a good idea it is to make sure and pay off all of your cards every month in full to make sure to establish good credit and show that one can pay their bills. This is such a misconception and only leads to confusion. Having a revolving balance kept at the right percentage compared to your debt and you are on your way to a better credit report”

360 Degree Success on Money Consciousness: Do you have any of the 5 symptoms of Debt Overload. “In our society, so many people are overrun by debts. “Debt overload” is any situation where your debt is in control of you, instead of you being in control of your debt.”

Need To Be Debt Free explains how debt is the reason why Most Americans Will Not Have Enough To Retire. “To maintain their standard of living, experts say Americans will need to save ten times their annual pay in their 401(k)s by the time they retire.”

Kirby on Finance asks Is Your Own Ego Your Worst Enemy?Emotional spending and investing are created by our own perceived weaknesses, but just as a perceived weakness can cause us to handle our money poorly, so can an unreasonable perceived strength – an ego.”

Pfadvice brings us Wasting Money When You Think You’re Saving. “There are many instances when people believe they are saving money when in reality they are actually wasting it”

Suite 101 on The College Loan Process. “Find out how to manage the process before you dig into the hole of student debt”

John from QueerCents wrote A Costco Fable: The Day Money Became Real. “But by being forced to pay cash, and by having to wait for a discount, I was given a rare oppurtunity to view a $20 savings as real money.”

***More Great Articles***

Creditcardlowdown presents “Borrowing to pay me” and 19 other moronic things people do with credit cards. “20. Last spb_finance_2000.jpgand most obvious, but not the least: use a credit card when you don’t have the money to pay back the amount spent. Have a payment plan in mind before you make the charge.”

1031 Exchange Lowdown  posts Get divorced while screwing the women out of everything. “Divorce can be a dirty business – with the help of lawyers, your ex can easily play power games to gain an unfair advantage over you.”

My Two Dollars on Credit Cards that Pay you for Carrying a Balance. “Ohh, cash back on the interest I already paid. Gee, thanks for giving me some of my own money back.”

My Wealth Builder explains and illustrates Another Cost Of Having Debt-Weath Destruction. “Having $25,000 of debt can cost one over $2,600,000 of wealth.”

The Skilled Investor says If Personal Finance Is Difficult For You, Then Carefully Hire A Good Financial And Investment Advisor. “A good financial advisor could make things much better. A poor one could make things much worse.”

Debt Free 4 Ever states it’s 70% Attitude and 30% Hard Work. ”If you think you can, or if you think you can’t, you’re right”

FreeMoneyFinance brings up the question: Is It Ever a Good Idea to Pay a Credit Card Annual Fee? “Yes, under the right conditions, it can be worth it to pay a credit card annual fee. But for the vast majority, it’s not a good deal”

SearchLight Crusade explains Why Refinances Tend To Have Lower Payments. “…you should Never Choose A Loan (or a House) Based Upon Payment”

NCN gives Massive NCN Network Update! 11 Charts! Over $40,000 Paid! “well over $40,000 worth of debt has been paid in the last four months!”

CampusGrotto shares the Benefits of getting an MBA. “With tuition alone at the Harvard Business School at just under $40,000, an MBA will give you more college debt. Even with the combined student loans, the investment in education is worth the debt.”

FiveCentNickel on Georgia Upholds Ban on Payday Loans. “Supporters of House Bill 163 have argued that the state went too far in banning payday lending back in May 2004, and they want to bring the industry back, albeit with new regulations”

Information Age Education  posts Suze Orman Supports Financial Literacy for Women. “It’s a five month program to help you create a healthy relationship to money, make more out of the money you have for yourself and your loved ones, and gain more financial freedom.”

Mill1on questions Are You Living Paycheck To Paycheck? Save A Little. “Saving just 1% of your paychecks over a period of a year can save up to thousands over a 2-3 year period depending on how much you make”

Financial Hack lists 10 Ways To Simply Your Finances. “Consolidate all your investments at one company: By placing them all with one company, you can reduce the fees that you pay and it will be much easier to track how all your investments are doing.”

Money Under 30 says You’re In Debt. So what? “Let me make it very clear: debt is not you, and you are not debt. Your debt is a financial consequence of past life choices or circumstances. That is all.”

OhCash points out Things To Consider When Consolidating Debt. “Once things get to a certain point, often times people will start thinking about bankruptcy. For most people this is a scary concept. It will of course show up on ones credit report, and can remain there for up to 10 years after filing the case. It is at this point that many will start exploring debt consolidation”

Well that’s it. I hope you enjoyed the stay. I want to mention that the next edition of the carnival will be hosted at NCNBLOG so start getting in your submissions! Have a great week :)

Carnivals around the corner

Sorry for the late post on these carnivals, better late then never. 

I want to thank Will from wisebread for hosting the last weeks 7th edition of the Carnival of Money Stories. As usual I want to point out three posts that caught my eye.

  1. Don’t let romance cloud your financial vision from Queercents.
  2. Rad from Daddy Financials on Debt Repayment Strategy.
  3. Clever dude shares his story on The stupid thing I did today.

Lazy Man and Money hosted the 92nd edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance

  1. Stuff You Outta Know posts Why hoarding airline miles is a foolish game
  2. Flexo from Consumerism Commentary writes The cost of buying a home over 30 years.
  3. What is your market value from Money and Such.

Ask Mr. Credit Card hosted the 79th edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction.

  1. Free Money Finance writes a piece on How to get out of debt.
  2. Digerati Life shares with us How to Throw a Kid’s Birthday Without Spending a Fortune
  3. The Thinking Men writes an article called Financial Insecurity in America.

Well that about concludes it for me. I also want to mention the next edition of the carnival of money stories which will be hosted over at moneysmartlife, you can submit your articles here.

Carnivals around the corner

As always, there were a lot of great articles that were submitted to this weeks carnivals. I want to highlight and share some of them with you. So here are my weekly carnival roundups.

Golbguru hosted the 6th edition of the Carnival of Money Stories

  1. Lessons learned from being unemployed by wisebread
  2. Getting green posted How I live on $600 a month.
  3. Cash Flow is King by Reflection of a BizDrivenLife

*I want to thank Golbguru for the wonderful job hosting the carnival.  Although I only pulled 3 articles from the carnival all 16 were really good so if you haven’t visited the carnival yet, I suggest you stop by. Once again, thanks Golbguru.

Gina’s Tax Articles hosted the 13th edition of the Tax Carnival

  1. Blueprint for Financial Prosperity tells us where to get missing W-2s and 1099s.
  2. Pizza Delivery Story explains how to claim their unreimbursed business miles.
  3. Free Money Finance explains why cash rebates are not taxable

MapGirls Fiscal Challenge hosts 90th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance

  1. FiveCentNickel presents How to Profit from 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers.
  2. Frugal Lunch by Clever Dudette from CleverDude.
  3. BluntMoney explains why he bought a condo at 21

I hope later this week I will be able to post some more. Spring break is coming up in about a week and a half so that should finally give me some free time. I’m looking forward to it :)

Carnival around the corner

street-carnival.jpgWow what a busy week it’s been, time is going by so fast I can’t believe it’s already March. I know that I had made it a goal last week to have my taxes filed then, but unfortunately I was not able to get them filed. Hopefully this weekend will be a better time to get them done. Well anyway lets get to the point, here are the carnivals for this week. There were many great entries so make sure you take the time to visit them. I picked out 3 articles that I liked from each carnival, enjoy.

Carnival of Personal Finance edition #89 at Binary Dollar.

  1. Sushimoney on Supercharge your Ira for 2007
  2. Simple guru writes Federal excise tax refund.
  3. Getting Green tells us How to pay for college without student loans.

Carnival of Debt Reduction #76 over at Money Smart Life.

  1. Change can be a good thing posts How I paid my debt in 26 months.
  2. Opportunitiesaplenty wrote 3 more money saving ideas to help you get debt free.
  3. Waroncreditcards writes a piece on Should borrow money to pay off debt?

Festival of Frugality # 63 at  Stingystudents

  1. Bean-sprouts posts Save money, save the planet.
  2. Ask Uncle Bill shares an article on Saving on Taxes.
  3. Bargainquest Saved 50% on her prescription drugs.

Also…I would also like to remind everyone that the Carnival of Money Stories #6 will be hosted on March 5th over at Money, Matter and More Musing so if you have some money stories, submit your article here.

Carnivals around the corner

street-carnival.jpgHey guys, how was everyone’s weekend? Mines was very busy but it was very productive :). I know that I haven’t been posting as regularly as usual but I hope that will change sometime next week or so. I know this week I’m still going to be busy with school and work so please bare with me.

Okay so here are some of the carnivals for the week. I pulled out 3 articles from each carnival that I liked, enjoy reading.
The Digerati Life hosted the 5th edition of the Carnival of Money Stories

  1. Ask uncle Bill presents, Thinking outside box.Golbguru
  2. golbguru writes The Story Of My Investment IMotorcycleSharon
  3. Sharon shares How I Milk Sacred Cows CashGolbguru

Golbguru hosted the 75th edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction.

  1. Paul from ExtremeProspective says Shift Your Thinking to Reduce Debt
  2. King of Debt at We’re in debt wrote Breaking Down Your debt
  3. Bankruptcy Reader gives us Top 10 Reasons Why America is leading the World in Bankruptcy Filing

Trent hosted the 88th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance.

  1. CJ from CoinJar posts Woman’s good CoinJaral sense leads to windfall.
  2. Stubborn Capitalist brings us 9 fallacies of the poor.
  3. Money and values brings Salary negotiations and the gender gap.

Lazy Man and Money hosted the 62nd edition of Festival of Frugality.

  1. Ask Mr. Creditcard gives advice on How to get the best car deal.
  2. A silver lining tells us that its possible to Reuse old calenders.
  3. Debt Consolidation Lowdown writes Children and Money.

More Carnivals…

So today I was featured in the 2nd edition of carnival of debt management over at Debt Consolidation Lowdown. Thanks for hosting Sagar! I particularly liked Steve’s article on Debt Consolidation Loan Problems You Must Avoid.

This past Monday, the 4th edition of the Carnival of Money Stories was hosted over at Binary Dollar. Henry did a fantastic job hosting which in total had 16 money stories articles, go check it out! I also want to mention our next Carnival of Money Stories (edition #5), which will be hosted on February 19th over at Digerati life. You can submit you money story article here at Blog Carnival.

Carnivals around the corner

Today I was featured in two carnivals:

Carnival of Personal Finance at The Simple Dollar.

Carnival of Investing  at Money Start Life.

As always, there were many great articles from these carnivals. Here are some that I liked.

Carnival of Personal Finance:

Carnival of Investing:

Make sure to check out these carnivals and articles if you’re looking for a good read.

Carnival of Money stories over at Binary Dollar

street-carnival.jpgHey everyone, just a friendly reminder that the 4th edition of the Carnival of Money Stories will be hosted over at binary dollar next week Monday, Feb 5th. So hurry and submit your articles today, the deadline is on the 4th at Midnight.

You can submit your articles from here.

First time hearing about Carnival of Money Stories? Read more about it here.