I use a pay as you go SIM card for internet. Once a week, there is a triple credit offer, you put in $10 and get $30. But the trick is only the original $10 can be used to buy internet plans, so I am left with $20 worth of free minutes. I used to let most of it lapse until I found out I could call Europe “for free”, so I call my siblings without worrying about the slow internet that cuts our Skype conversations, or the otherwise outrageous price of $1 a minute it would cost to call without the 3 for 1 offer. Although I think if internet was 3 times cheaper, I wouldn’t top up with more and make do with Skype. Weird how they trick you into consuming more and the mind thinks of it as a bargain.
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Now on to the carnival!
Welcome to the 20th edition of the Carnival of Financial Independence, a selection of the best articles related to Financial Independence this week. If you would like to be included next week, please submit your post via Blogger Carnivals. If you would like to host for a future edition, please contact me.
The guidelines are:
- You can submit a post that was published during the last month
- The posts have to relate to reaching financial independence, and fit within the following categories: Savings and Simple living, Travel and Lifestyle, Wealth and Passive income, Real Estate and Investing, or Self employment.
- Submit by Wednesday night for the Saturday edition
- Please mention the carnival in your roundups if you have been featured!
Travel and Lifestyle
Daisy @ Suburban Finance shares some Financial Advice for Newlyweds
Penny Thots @ Penny Thots has a few Tips for Summer Travel Deals
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter offers some advice on Becoming a Vegetarian
Bank Free Credit @ Bank Free Credit knows 4 Ways to Find Free Travel Accommodations
Adam @ Travel Ideaz lists the 5 Things Not to Miss in Buenos Aires
Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses reports on Toronto’s Flash Flood & Learning to Rough It in the Big City
Wealth and Passive Income
Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning suggest You DO Live From Paycheck to Paycheck instead of letting your monkey brain in charge of saving at the end of the month.
Christopher @ This That and The MBA shares The Best Financial Lesson he Ever Learned
John S @ Frugal Rules give some tips on How to Become Rich the Right Way and build wealth that lasts.
Michelle @ Diversified Finances checks out Renting Out A Spare Room For Money
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View tries to Solve The Annuity Puzzle and why so few people go for annuitization if that is supposed to be optimal.
Real Estate and Investing
Cameron @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job… tells the Tales of a Mortgage and shares why he got an ARM.
Money Cone @ Money Cone compares Lump Sum Investing and Dollar Cost Averaging
Robert @ The College Investor explains The Advantage of Trading Signals
MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central wonders if you could make the Maximum 401k Contribution to your account every year?
Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money wonders Why Do You Have to Beat the Market?
Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie reviews 7 Things to Look for in an Online Broker
Vanessa @ Vanessa’s Money gives Tips for furnishing your first apartment that will help to get you into your new place for almost nothing!
Jon @ Novel Investor suggests Contrarian Investing, an investment strategy that goes after the unpopular choice, the beaten down stock (or sector), and doesn’t follow the crowd.
Charles Yeaman @ Tortoise Banker Sold a House and Bought a House in 6 Days!!
Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance considers whether you should Invest in Real Estate?
My Own Advisor @ My Own Advisor shares his June 2013 Dividend Income Update
Self employment and Career
SB @ One Cent at a Time shares a few unusual ways to Make Money Online
Adam @ Money Rebound has some Tips for a Successful Garage Sale
DW @ Great Passive Income Ideas is looking for Some Great Work From Home Ideas
AB @ Aspiring Blogger shares his Income and Expense Report – June 2013
Saving and Simple Living
CF @ The Outlier Model‘s LG refridgerator broke. and as Murphy’s law would suggest it was not snowy outside.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder explains How to budget as a couple.What is yours is mine, what is mine is mine?
Alice @ On Better Terms lists down 3 Things You Can Stop Doing That Will Boost Your Savings
Grayson @ Debt RoundUp teaches us about Money Multitasking
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money offers his help to avoid being a Victim of the Phantom Discount
Thank you for reading, have a great weekend!