This week I’m hosting the Carnival of Financial Planning. It’s a compilation of all of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Take a look at some of my editor’s picks and let me know what you think!
Mario @ Debt BLAG writes Two measures could make this a HUGE week for student loan reform! – This week, two proposed measures could expand the Pay As You Earn repayment option and allow borrowers to refinance their student loans
Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes Why You Should Create a Bill Schedule – The Bill Schedule – an amazing tool that transformed our financial lives!
Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes A Secret Career Confession – Last week a friend of mine was looking for people that wanted to do a little acting for a video that was being produced for the company he works for.
Justin @ iPlugin writes What’s the reason for the decline in iPad sales? – People are beginning to question what’s going on with Apple’s ubiquitous iPad tablet as sales during the first quarter of 2014 dropped 16%.
Cat @ Budget Blonde writes Saving Money Isn’t for the Sleep Deprived – Despite being up all night with my little boy bean, I thought it would be an excellent idea to go to the grocery store on Memorial Day and leave hubs with the twins.
Hadley @ Epic Finances writes 9 Proven Strategies to Eliminate Debt – One of the most stressful things that can happen to a person is falling prey to what I call the Debt Trap.
Amy @ Money Mishaps writes The biggest threat to Retirees’ nest-eggs? Their Mortgage – What is the biggest threat hanging over the head of many older Americans heading towards retirement?
Matt @ Budget Snob writes Five Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Used Car – Purchasing a used car is a great way to avoid the hit of depreciation and drive away on a steep discount in comparison to new models.
Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Gas Saving Myths Exposed – Summer is coming up fast and with it gas prices will be increasing, as they seem to do every year.
BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes I Did It……I Opened a Retirement Account – At the beginning of the year I declared that 2014 would be the year I stopped talking about investing and just went for it.
Monica @ Monica On Money writes What Turning 30 Taught Me About Money – I finally turned 30 in March. For years, I’ve been anxiously waiting to turn 30! I’m not exactly sure what I expected, maybe that I’d suddenly become more successful
Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Tips to Help You Pay Down Your Student Debt – If you’ve just recently graduated from college, congratulations! Best of luck finding a job and starting your career.
Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes 3 Ways to Ensure You Have Money Left in the Last Week of the Month – We all know that when we look in our bank accounts during the week approaching pay day, it is more than likely that a few moths will fly out.
Katie @ IRA Basics writes The Secret of Saving for Your First Deposit – Are you ready to become a homeowner and do not fancy a no-deposit home loan? Then the biggest obstacle standing in your way is the first deposit or down payment.
Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Health Insurance Coverage | Will My Health Insurance Cover Dentistry? – It is no secret that your dental health is one very important element of your overall health.
Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes 4 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast – With the housing market looking troublesome and many people still tightening their budgets in the economic recession, finding the best buyers for your house can be tricky.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Never Buy a Cup of Coffee Again: Buy a Keurig Coffee Maker – There was a time where I actually didn’t like the taste of coffee. I would drink a frappucino every once in a while, but let’s be honest those things taste more like a milkshake than actual coffee. But times have changed, and one of the reasons why I now like coffee is because I actually enjoy the taste. I usually add a tiny bit of creamer or a small amount of milk but that’s about it. I’m not sure how much of a pick me up it gives me but mentally the caffeine definitely helps.
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Find a Job That You Enjoy – In order to increase odds of finding a fulfilling job or career in a field that you love. You need to; take stock of Your Goals, Know Which Fields Are for You, Create a Resume That Employers Love, and Know How to Nail the Interview
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Best Summer Food Indulgences – There are some foods and drinks I love come summertime that are easy (seriously, I can’t cook) and inexpensive to make.
CAREER AND INCOME
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Time versus money and what is your time worth? – When was the last time you considered what you spend your time versus money on and how much your time is worth?
DEBT AND CREDIT
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Can Your Student Loans Be Forgiven? – Last week, I did an interview with Lynn Berry about how new college graduates should handle student debt.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes 4 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Refinancing Your House – A friend of mine just refinanced his house. And he’s not happy. You’d think that someone who lowered his interest rate by more than 1.5 percentage points and dropped his loan term to 15 from 30 years with a fixed-rate mortgage would be ecstatic. But he’s not.
debt debs @ DEBT DEBS writes Curve Balls – When You Are Hit With Unexpected Financial Events – Ba$eball inspired post about the ups and downs of personal finances
Hayley @ Disease Called Debt writes How Paying Off Debt is Helping Me Change My Life for the Better – Paying off debt involves making certain changes to your lifestyle. However, during the debt payoff process, you might just find yourself making other changes in your life too. This post describes how paying off debt has opened many doors for me and provided me with great opportunities.
INVESTING AND SAVING
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Five Common Sense Things You Can Do to Save Money – Simple steps you can take on to save money for your young family.
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Shopping Strategies: Buying Now Or Waiting for Better Deals – Everyone has their shopping strategies. Do you buy or wait for deals later? Read here – we weigh the two strategies and help you on your way to shop smart.
Dominique Brown @ YourFinancesSimplified writes Plug that Leak In Your Wallet: Tips to Save Money on Your Commute – Have you taken a good look at your expenses lately? Specifically, do you have any idea of the real cost of your commute to work? As you can tell, this article is all about the cost of you driving your personal automobile to work each day.
Mark Ross @ Money Saving Dude writes 50+ Money Saving Tips From Some of The Best Personal Finance Bloggers Today – Are you looking for ways how to save money? If you are, then let these money saving tips from some of the best personal finance bloggers today help you.
Thomas @ UK Buy Bitcoins writes BITCOIN ATM MACHINES OPENING AROUND GREAT BRITAIN – Bitcoin is coming to the UK and now, amongst other online ways, you can buy Bitcoin via any of the ATM machines that are popping up around the country.
REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Paying For Past Mistakes – There have been a couple of instances recently where past actions or decisions have come to back to haunt me financially. Paying for past mistakes…
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RETIREMENT AND TAXATION
Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes http://momoneymohouses.com/plan-retire-stop-giving-kids-money/ – Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of articles written about how parents may need to rethink their retirement plans because of their Gen Y money-sucking kids. Guess what, the solution to your retirement dilemma is simple. Stop giving your kids money and use it to retire on instead!