Hey y’all! (I live in Texas now so I’m allowed to say that) I’m still on a blogging hiatus right now, but I miss you all like Michael Jackson’s corpse misses sunlight. Too morbid? OK maybe, but that’s how much I miss you, so there. But I’m making some good progress and will hopefully be back relatively soon!
Anywho, I signed up to host today’s Carnival of Financial Planning, and it’s important to me to stick to that commitment, so I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite blogging friends and their awesome work!
Holly @ Club Thrifty writes Park Avenue and the One Percent - I particularly enjoyed this one because I watched the documentary Park Avenue around the same time Greg and Holly did. It made me think twice about the whole “tax the rich” debate and that just because the ultra-rich work hard for what they have doesn’t mean they can use their unfair advantage to screw everyone else.
BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Lindy @ Minting Nickels writes 9 Clever Savings for Cash Strapped Businesses – It’s a tough, tough world, you know – and for small businesses times are lean.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes How To Launch An Online Business On A Budget – Here are five tips to help you keep your own costs down as you build and launch your online business on a budget. When you’re launching a new online business, it’s tempting to spend a lot of money getting it going. Don’t do that!
Mr.CBB @ canadian budget binder writes How we cash in on unused clutter in the winter – Don’t underestimate the value of an item because what you may consider junk another may consider a treasure.
Natalie @ Debt and the Girl writes My Favorite (Cheap) Party Foods – Oh, delicious food! Why are you so tempting to eat? There are just too many crazy good party foods on the market today. Some are more expensive than others. I am a big lover of all things tasty in the food world but saving money is great too.
Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes These 5 habits may change your financial life – Every year it is proven that most New Year’s resolutions are not kept, mainly because most of them are simply aimed too high.
Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes 50 Tips to Improve Your Financial Health in 2014 – Part Two – We have 10 more tips that will help you to clean up your financial act this year and help you to meet all of your financial goals.
Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes What is the best way to return a gift that was purchased online? – International shipping company FedEx recently released a survey that showed that nearly a third of all Americans are going to be going back and returning at least one gift this year that they purchased or received from an online retailer
Andrea @ So Over This writes Improving Your Credit as a Single Parent – Regardless of whether you are divorced or have never been married, being a single parent can have a significant impact on your personal finances.
CAREER AND INCOME
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes College Finance: Cheaper Alternatives to Traditional Secondary Education – College a little too expensive? Here are several alternatives to college one may want to first consider before taking on crushing student debt.
Pauline @ Savvy Scot writes New year financial boot camp: Earn more money – Today we will talk about how to earn more money. I’ve listed some good ideas that can make a little more money each month.
Karen @ MakintheBacon writes When Quitting is an Option and How It Cost Me About $400 – I decided to cut my losses by dropping a Distance Ed course, but I have to pay $400 to do so
Sam @ The New Business Blog writes The Essentials of Digital Marketing for Small Business – Digital marketing is a very cost-effective tool for small business owners with a high ROI that beats most any of the traditional marketing forms.
DEBT AND CREDIT
Eva Baker @ TeensGotCents writes How I Chose My Major – Guest post by brokeGIRLrich! – So excited to feature Mel of brokeGIRLrich. She has paid off an amazing amount of student loan debt and shares, “How I Chose My Major”.
Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes How Does Non Profit Credit Counseling Work? – Do you think credit counseling would help with your debt pay off plan. If so, you are probably wondering how non profit credit counseling works.
INVESTING AND SAVING
Cat Alford @ Budget Blonde writes Pregnant During Winter? Here Are Some Money Tips! – If you are pregnant during winter, here are there tips for how to save money on maternity clothes and baby items!
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes How To Become Wealthy – Do you want to know how to become wealthy? Then you’ve come to the right place. There are just two thing you need to focus on in order to becoming wealthy.
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Of Debt, The Secondary Debt Market and the Rolling Jubilee – A discussion of the secondary debt market and the Rolling Jubilee, an attempt by the Strike Debt Organization to eliminate debt, particularly medical debt.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes How to Cope Up with Socially Obligated Spending – Do you do socially obligated spending? Read more to find out if you do!
Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes My Way of Analyzing Stocks – This is my way of analyzing stocks when I consider in invest in the stock market.
Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Goals for 2014 (and 500 words on my feelings…) – You may be thinking, “But January is almost over, why are you doing your goals now?” Well, because I wanted to take a few weeks to reflect on what I want for myself, and why.
Marvin @ Brick By Brick Investing writes 11 Monthly Dividend Stocks That Let You Sleep Well At Night – A detailed list of 11 stocks that pay dividends on a monthly basis. These stocks are a low risk and tax free alternative for an investor’s portfolio.
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View writes Can We Really Measure Risk Tolerance Or Does It Swing Too Wildly With Market Volatility? – Recent research finds that it’s a good idea for any investor to get an objective measurement of their risk tolerance – a crucial step to make sure you’re not overly optimistic, or pessimistic, about your portfolio!
Monica @ Monica On Money writes How To Save Money Even If You’re Broke – If you are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to save any money, here is an idea to start saving money, starting with just $1. You do not need to save hundreds of dollars each month to make progress.
Joshua Rodriguez @ CNA Finance writes What We Should Learn From The Down Stock Markets – In this post, Joshua talks about the great investment year 2013 was and how that changed in early 2014.
RETIREMENT AND TAXATION
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Preparing For Another Tax Season – It’s tax season! Don’t fret – here’s what you need to do to prepare for this year’s tax filing.
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes You Get Lucky When You’re Prepared – How does one get started in building wealth through assets? FI Fighter will help us to find better ways to build financial wealth and to have a better path to financial freedom.