Carnival of Financial Independence, 24th edition

Welcome to the 24th 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!
Blenheim Gardens, UK
Blenheim Gardens, UK

This week on Make Money Your Way

Derek compares Mutual Funds and Index Funds, I give tips on how you can Make money with your Garden and warn readers about my Blogging mistake #1: Blogging in the Dark.



Travel and Lifestyle


Barbara Friedberg @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance shows us How To Afford Exotic Travel

Tushar Mathur @ Everything Finance explains How to make your gaming budget go further

Evan @ My Journey To Millions shows There are no set personal finance rules.

Mrs. Accountability @ Out of Debt Again shares 4 Tips to Stay Organized

Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance discusses Instilling Financial Responsibility In Your Teenager

Chuck @ The Tortoise Banker talks about how important Setting Up a Budget is For New Couples

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots talk about DIY if you  Need a Deck

Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money breaks down the cost of The Mythical $12,000 Baby

Little House @ Little House in the Valley explores the pros of Downsizing to a Smaller Home

Kathleen O’Malley @ Frugal Portland reviews Wantable: Is it Worthwhile?

Buck Inspire @ Buck Inspire has a scoop: Ellen Degeneres Returns To Host The Oscars!

Tommy Douglas @ Getting Fit As A Baby Boomer Over 50 shares some truths about The Paleo Diet

Mr FD @ Financial Debauchery  Hates Blockbuster and tells us why.

Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses asks if you would Sacrifice Your Relationships to Be Rich?

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter helps you  Get Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter



Wealth and Passive Income


AB @ Aspiring Blogger has a reason to be financially independent: Your Job is Trying To Kill You!

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning explains why you make financial mistakes.

Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True presents An Introduction to Peer to Peer Lending

Michael @ Financial Ramblings wonders How Much Money does it take to feel Wealthy?

Grand Per Month @ Grand Per Month suggest Delaying Your Gratification to Grow Rich

Brian Fourman @ Luke1428 wonders if the Effort to Get Rich is Worth It?

MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central reviews your 401k Investment Options and Choices?

DW @ Great Passive Income Ideas shares some Great Extra Income Opportunities Using The Internet

Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View explains the Benefits of saving and investing early on.

Michael @ The Student Loan Sherpa asks How he is ever going to retire with all these student loans?



Real Estate and Investing

Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank @ Monster Piggy Bank shares  How to Save Money for a House

Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor compares  buying dividend stocks now, or accumulating cash waiting for lower prices

Irfan @ Everything About Investment reviews the Financial Markets: Functions and Types

John S @ Frugal Rules asks if  You are a Trader or Investor?

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money is Looking to Expand The Real Estate Empire

Miranda Marquit @ ReadyForZero Blog shares 3 Signs You’re Not Ready for a Mortgage



Self employment and Career


Nathan @ AsknWhy give tips on How to Avoid Business Pitfalls

Michelle @ Diversified Finances shares Things People Say When she Tells Them about self employment

GMM @ Grad Money Matters wonders What’s stopping you from succeeding in your career path?

Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents breaks down  $11,117 in July Extra Income

Lindy @ Minting Nickels warns you about the perks you may leave behind if you are   Thinking of Quitting Your Job

Eva Baker @ TeensGotCents give tips on How To Get A Part Time Job at REI

Thomas @ Finance Inspired thinks being your own boss is great, But Beware!

Ryan @ Cash Money Life helps you find out if  You Really are Work from Home Material?

Robert @ The College Investor compiles 101 Essential Tips and Resources for College Freshmen

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro asks What Is The Easiest Job You’ve Ever Had?

MMD @ My Money Design shares his Niche Website Update 8 



Saving and Simple Living


Bargain Babe @ check out the Back to School Deals

Grayson @ Debt Roundup is Diversifying his Savings

Christopher @ This That and The MBA helps you avoid 3 Money Mistakes he has made

Alexa @ Single Moms Income presents The Minimalist Guide to Becoming More Frugal

JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit share ideas on keeping the “dividends” rolling in and becoming a more confident homeowner.

Harry Campbell @ My Financial Road has some Savings Problem

Robert @ Cult Of Money suggests A Few Ways You Can Be More Frugal

FI Pilgrim @ FI Journey teaches us how to Build A Better Budget

Holly Johnson @ Club Thrifty is  Eating Old Food to save money.

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder has some neat idea to  Decorate Your Rooms Frugally

Brock Kernin @ CleverDude unveils The Mythical Stacking Of Discounts: It DOES Exist!

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 the include Pauline. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend.
    Matt Becker recently posted..Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund – Is it a Good Idea?My Profile

  2. Thanks for including me. It’s a privilege, as always!
    Jason Hull recently posted..Why Do We REALLY Need to Budget?My Profile

  3. Thanks for including my post in your carnival! Keep up the great work!
    Aspiring Blogger recently posted..Net Worth Update – July 2013My Profile

  4. Thanks mate for the mention! Have a great weekend. CBB
    canadianbudgetbinder recently posted..The Saturday Weekend Review #33: Friends and family buy our kids too much stuffMy Profile

  5. Thanks for hosting the carnival and including my post Pauline. It’s much appreciated!
    Brian @ Luke1428 recently posted..Burn the ObstaclesMy Profile

  6. Thanks for including my link!
    Little House recently posted..How to be Organized Without Being CompulsiveMy Profile

  7. Thanks for the share! And a good looking list of posts.
    Mr Financial Debauchery recently posted..Living on a Budget Doesn’t Have to Stink – Tips for SuccessMy Profile

  8. I was searching about mutual funds when I found this site. Great list here and great read..
    Jean | How To Make Money recently posted..Teaching Kids About Money And Financial LiteracyMy Profile

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