Carnival of Financial Independence, 20th edition

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.


This week on Make Money Your Way


Easy Life-Long Money Making Opportunities You Can Start Today

Make extra money: Rent your parking space

Successful attempt at making money online: Start your own website


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!


Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum, London


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

CameronDon’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!


A 30 something French girl embarking on a journey towards Financial Independence. I blog about money, travel, simple and deliberate living, freedom and choices. You can find me on Twitter, Google+, or Reach Financial Independence's Facebook Page

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  1. Great to be part of this Pauline! Solid reading list!

    My Own Advisor recently posted..Weekend Reading – Carl Richards shoutout, media mention and great blogsMy Profile

  2. Thanks, as always, for including me, Pauline!
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  3. Thanks for including me Pauline. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
    Matt Becker recently posted..The Dual Benefit of Increasing Your Savings RateMy Profile

  4. Thanks for the include! Keep up the great work!
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  5. Detroit City is going through very tough times. Just heard it in the news that only a third of the city’s ambulance are in service. Does anyone see horrific recession fast approaching us? I’m afraid Bernanke doesn’t.

  6. Witty marketing strategies :) Before the mind could make out whether it is an opportunity or a trap, you have either lost it or have bought it. And more often the latter holds true.

  7. What a great list of articles. Thanks for including me Pauline and I hope you had a great weekend!
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  8. Thanks for the link, Pauline!
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