Welcome to the 26th edition of the Lifestyle Carnival! Submit your blog article to the next edition using our carnival submission form at Blogger Carnivals. I’m pretty excited today because this is actually the first time I’ve ever hosted a carnival, yay! Ok, let’s begin!
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Moving abroad: the check-list - Preparing for an international move can be daunting, so here is a check-list to help you think about everything.
Matt @ Living in Financial Excellence writes Moving on a Dime: Save Money on Your Relocation - We originally figured with less stuff to move, we would save on what we paid the movers. But after we cleaned a lot of things out of the house, we realized we didn’t have that much left to move. At that point, we started thinking it wouldn’t be so bad to move ourselves. Complete crazy talk, but we went there anyway.
Vanessa @ Vanessa’s Money writes Cars: cash vs. financing; used vs. new - Ever wonder if it’s cheaper to buy a car WITH financing? Are used cars always cheaper than new cars?
Robert @ Entrepreneurship & Life writes Managing a Business on Vacation - I recently took a 10 day trip out of the country and had almost no email and internet access. Just because I was gone, however, doesn’t mean business took a break. Here are some tips on running your business while out of town.
Jason @ Live Real Now writes Car Dilemma - We have 2 drivers in the house and 3 vehicles to drive, and the highest insurance premium is on the vehicle getting driven the least. We haven’t decided what we are going to do, yet. Here are our needs:
Marie at Aging Bodies @ Aging Bodies writes Yes, I’m Hard of Hearing - What’s it like to get a hearing aide? Madeline Sharples describes her experience in detail.
Sani @ Well Kept Wallet writes 5 Tips for Living a Fun College Lifestyle and Staying out of Debt - Creatively managing resources is essential if you want to have more fun with shopping, socializing, and enjoying down time. Just as time management is a huge factor, so is budgeting the bill! You need to juggle resources to pay for the cost of living, books, student loans, and still have money left to kick back and rejuvenate doing something fun.
Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Tips for saving money on your Halloween party - October is here and many people are planning Halloween parties. Depending on the size of your crowd, your party could get costly. Here are a few ways to plan a spooktacular Halloween party on a budget.
Robert @ The College Investor writes The Allure of the Infomercial - This is going to sound awfully strange, but I cannot be trusted around infomercials. I’m 30 years old, I’ve been around long enough to know that people lie on television, and yet, my family knows to take away my credit cards when the infomercials come on.
Greg @ Club Thrifty writes Professional Sports: The Opiate of the Masses - Professional sports provide entertainment to millions of people each week. Yet, America’s obsession with them is hurting people emotionally and financially.
Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes The Cost of Halloween Doesn’t Need to be Scary - The average American will spend $80 this year on Halloween. This doesn’t need to be the case if you find creative ways to cut down on the costs.
Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes A Corny Way to Celebrate Fall - Now I live in Colorado, where the fall colors have been astonishingly lush this autumn. What better way to celebrate than my own caramel corn! A buttery, crunchy handful is as near as your own microwave.
WEALTH AND RETIREMENT
Suba @ Wealth Informatics writes Early retirement strategy on one income : Can we still retire early with our income cut in half? - We want to retire by 40. The goal just got more challenging with me quitting my job, thus cutting our household income in half. Is it still possible for us to achieve this dream?
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Taxes 101: 12 Different Taxes That Americans Pay - Today we will talk about 12 Different Taxes That Americans Pay. When we think of taxes people usually think about federal income taxes. It is because federal and state taxes some American looses 35 percent of their pay check to the income taxes.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes 5 Ideas for Online Passive Income Success - These online ideas will only supplement your main income source, but if you work hard enough, they can generate a decent amount of money.
TDB @ Tax Deduction Blog writes Should You Do Your Taxes Or Go With An Accountant? - When it is that time of the year when taxes have to be done, many are struck with a tough decision to be made every year, on how to go about getting them done. Should they do their taxes by themselves or should they consult an accountant? The answer depends on the situation of an…
Michael @ Modest Money writes Why Is Talking About Money Hard? - When it comes to discussing issues revolving around money with parents or partners, the conversation can get awkward, or even aggressive, quickly. As a result, many people try to avoid bringing up money matters as much as possible. This is the wrong approach.
Mr. Money @ Smart on Money writes 4 Savvy Tips for Better Organizing Your Financial Life - If you are ready to take charge of your financial life, streamlining it for better effect, here are 4 actions you can take:
Wealth Effect Blogger @ www.YourWealthEffect.com writes Are Low Interest Rates Essentially Just a Tax on the Wealthy? - Comparing how low interest rates have impacted both savers and borrower.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Are You Cut Out for Working from Home? - Before you decide to work from home, whether you want to run a home business, or whether you ask your boss if you can telecommute a couple days a work, it’s a good idea to have a solid idea of whether or not working from home fits your personality.
Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Why Is There No Competition For the TD E-Series? - Unlike my pal Young and several of my other favorite financial bloggers, I am a 100% advocate of passive investing. Its much easier then trying to guess!
Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Why Is The Canadian Student Loans Program Insane? - One of the closest friends has recently been put through the ringer by the Canadian Student Loans Centre, and although this is far from the only saga of incompetence I have heard in relation to that bureaucratic boondoggle this one takes the cake.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Is a Part-Time Job in High School Really the Best Use of Your Teen’s Time? - Many encourage their teen to get a part-time job in high school. But it may not be the best use of their time and be as productive as you might think.
Robert @ My Multiple Incomes writes Selling on eBay: Is It Worth It? - I’m sure the information above comes off as discouraging, but the eBay street travels two ways; you could do poorly, or you could be the next big seller, raking in massive profits and securing yourself financially for the foreseeable future. The key to finding success, as is the case with most websites, is to identify a niche, an area not covered (or at least covered heavily) by other sellers, businesses, etc.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Prepare Your Home for Winter Infographic - For those who must burn the midnight oil (quite literally), here’s an infographic that explains winterizing preparations:
Grand Per Month @ Grand Per Month writes How Much Money Do I Make Blogging? - I still feel that blogging is worthwhile for some of you to see what can truly be achieved by a part-timer. If you only put in a consistent amount of time each day, it is possible to earn some decent extra cash in a relatively short period of time.
Frances @ Attraversiamo writes Me, Myself and Food. - I love to eat, and I love to enjoy what I eat. Today was no exception. I wanted to find something new to devour, so I embarked on a journey to find the perfect recipe. Finally, I found it: Banana Cinnamon French Toast! I was preparing to make it, but I had no bananas. :( However, I did have apples. A simple substitution couldn’t hurt so I cooked Apple Cinnamon French Toast.
Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes 10 Frugal Ways to Save on Food - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food is the third largest monthly expenditure families have after housing and transportation. With a little planning, you can save on food costs by trying some of these easy tips.
Gen Y @ Gen Y Finance Journey writes The Joy of Slow Cooking - A slow cooker is the best friend of someone who has little kitchen space, little time to cook, and is on a budget. Though many slow cooker recipe books will instruct you to do copious amounts of prep work, you can usually get the same great flavors, or close to them, with absolutely no prep work, meaning you have fewer dishes, and spend less time cooking.
Have a great Sunday everyone :)
-Mo’ Houses out!