Carnival of Financial Independence, 23rd edition

Welcome to the 23rd 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!
Dogon Country, Mali, Africa
Dogon Country, Mali, Africa

This week on Make Money Your Way

I give tips on how you can Make Money by Renting Part of your House or your Basement, Eva from TeensGotCents shares how to Graduate College Debt Free and I ask How Many Hours are you Willing to Spend on Blogging


Travel and Lifestyle

Little House @ Little House in the Valley recommends you Don’t Feed the Critters and other wildlife.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter shares 4 Ways to Improve Your Travel Experience

Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank proves that there are plenty of Super Cheap Hobbies For People On A Budget

Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude wonders What Would You Do For a Cheap Hotel Room?

Money Soldiers @ Money Soldiers gives Responsible Car Buying Tips

Ryan @ Cash Money Life explains Why you Should Take a Vacation

Tommy Douglas @ Getting Fit As A Baby Boomer Over 50 is Considering Starting The Paleo Diet

FI Pilgrim @ FI Journey talks about The True Impact Of Lifestyle Choices

Kathleen O’Malley @ Frugal Portland shares her experienced Going on a Road Trip using AirBnB

Robert @ Entrepreneurship Life encourages you to  Become a Morning Person, All The Successful People Are Doing It

Bargain Babe @ shares 7 Cheap Meals for Dinner that are affordable, but also tasty!


Wealth and Passive Income

Travis Pizel @ Enemy Of Debt says once you get A Taste of Financial Freedom is like, you never want to go back!

Barbara Friedberg @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance teaches us how to Build Wealth In 15 Minutes A Day

Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View talks about how the IRS allows you to change your Fixed And Variable Inherited Annuities to ones that fit your needs better.

Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog weighs the pros and cons of  Paying 0% Interest Debt

MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central has A Strategy for Getting the Most From Both a Roth IRA vs 401k

Claire Murdough @ ReadyForZero Blog shows how Baby Boomers can reach financial success.

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots investigates Collecting African American Art  as an investment.

Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money shares his thoughts on Peer-to-Peer Lending 

Mr FD @ Financial Debauchery calculates How Much Gold is Worth



Real Estate and Investing

Irfan @ Everything About Investment explains What Makes Stock Prices Volatile

Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor reviews Eleven Dividend Paying Stocks he Purchased Over the Past Week

Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie is Putting Warren Buffett’s Investing Advice Into Practice

Jacob @ Cash Cow Couple reviews Personal Capital.

Paul @ The Frugal Toad lists The Pros and Cons of Borrowing Against a 401k

Jon @ Novel Investor explains how The New 3.8% Medicare Surtax works.

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning describes The Differences Between a House You Live in and a House You Invest in

Monica Iannacone @ Monica On Money shares How to Payoff Your Mortgage ASAP

Daisy @ Suburban Finance runs the numbers on Renting Vs. Buying.

Mrs. PoP @ Planting Our Pennies teaches us How To Use Market Comps to value a house.

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money’s Tenants Won’t Get Out!

Robert @ The College Investor thinks you may not be such a Successful Stock Picker for doing well over the last few years.


Self employment and Career

PK @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job shows a Major In Photography may not be the best way to invest in your career.

Christopher @ This That and The MBA shares tips on How to Keep Your Business Running Smoothly While You’re Away

DW @ Great Passive Income Ideas give pointers on how to Make Money on the Side

Grand Per Month @ Grand Per Month shares some ideas on how to Make Your Challenge an Opportunity

Mrs. Accountability @ Out of Debt Again offers a tutorial on How to Reconcile Your PayPal Business Account

Alexis @ FITnancials shares her Extra Money Ideas

GMM @ Grad Money Matters wonders if you Should you blog for money?

Michelle @ Diversified Finances lists the Disadvantages/Negatives of Working From Home

Evan @ My Journey To Millions wonders if You Have a Right to Choose Your Child’s Degree or Major?

Buck Inspire @ Buck Inspire shows how he Forced Out Of His Comfort Zone

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro picks the Best Day of the Week to Quit Your Job.

MMD @ My Money Design shares his Thoughts on Mind Control

Alexa @ Making Sense of Cents gives Tips for Diversifying Your Income


Saving and Simple Living

Holly Johnson @ Club Thrifty is starting the Club Thrifty Fall Financial Lockdown

Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance shares how to Save Money on Your Education (Or Get it For Free)

Eva Baker @ TeensGotCents offers some Thrift Store Costume Ideas

John S @ Frugal Rules wonders When You should Start Saving for Retirement?

Cat Alford @ Budget Blonde give tips on How to Avoid A Savings Addiction

Mr CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder warns you against buying expensive cheap junk.



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. Thanks for including our post, Pauline! Hope you have a great weekend. =)
    Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies recently posted..Get To Know Mama PoPMy Profile

  2. Thank you for including me in the carnival! I’m having a wonderful day with friends and I hope you are having a good day as well!
    Eva recently posted..GradSave And A Sweepstakes!My Profile

  3. Thanks for including me! Have you stepped out of your comfort zone lately? Nice pic from Africa!
    Buck Inspire recently posted..BI 052: Confidence and Charisma Can Even Save Your Life by The Art of Charm with Jordan HarbingerMy Profile

  4. Great collection of blog posts and articles. Wish I had time this week to read them all….will be hard picking and choosing which to read!
    Betsy / CollegeMom recently posted..How to find the best deals on AmazonMy Profile

  5. Thanks for sharing my post Pauline!!! Cool pic btw!
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  6. Brett @ wstreetstocks says:

    Nice carnival! Thanks for sharing these great articles.

  7. Thanks for the include Pauline. Hope you enjoyed the weekend.
    Matt Becker recently posted..The Mythical $12,000 BabyMy Profile

  8. Thanks for including me Pauline :)
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..Saving Money at the Ekka (Local Brisbane Fair)My Profile

  9. Thanks for including my blog this week! I really appreciate the support!
    MonicaOnMoney recently posted..I Want A Cheaper iPhone Plan (Part 1)My Profile

  10. Thank you so much for hosting!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..The Daycare Dilemma: Why I’m Not a Stay-At-Home MomMy Profile

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