Welcome to the first edition of the Carnival of Financial Independence! As I announced yesterday, instead of featuring posts in my Friday recap, I will now host a selection of the best articles related to Financial Independence this week. From next week, you should be able to submit links via Blogger Carnivals
The road to financial independence is not easy…
Travel and Lifestyle
Jason at Frugal Habits explains how VRBO works and how you can rent your next holiday home from owners… or rent your house!
On Club Thrifty, Angie from Nerdwallet presents 8 cheap and beautiful holiday destinations.
I couldn’t help but notice the omission of Guatemala, so here is a post on three magical spots in Guatemala, published on San Pedro Itza.
Greg from Control Your Cash rode the bus in Hawaii! He swears it was a once in a decade thing.
Suba from Wealth Informatics details how her credit card churning skills will get her a free European holiday.
Miss T from Prairie Eco Thrifter explains how to get more balanced in life.
Edward Antrobus reminds us that disorganization can be costly.
On You Only Do This Once, Tony’s friend Jim talks about following your passion and pushing harder for what you really want. Kevin from Out of your Rut think you should do so but keep your real job, until you earn more than a round of applause for it. Setbacks will happen, Tonya helps us take it one step at a time on Budget and the Beach.
Wealth and Passive Income
Justin from The Frugal Path gives us different definitions of wealth, including his own.
Robert from The College Investor interviews the millionaire founder of Secret Entourage, Pejman Ghadimi.
Michelle from Making Sense of Cents made just under $6K in extra income last month. Go girl!
NZ Muse talks about weird, quick and hard ways she has made money over the years.
KK from Student Debt Survivor is so proud her boyfriend is smart with money she wrote a post about it.
Zach Johnson explains how you can make money with a ‘’freemium’’ business model on Modest Money.
Larry from Krant Cents teaches us how to use Google to advertise and increase online revenue.
Maria gives you a way to reduce your tax burden on The Money Principle
Real Estate and Investing
Harry at Your PF Pro wonders if it is a good time to buy real estate now that rates are low.
Lance at Money Life and More is buying a house instead of paying his girlfriend’s student loans more aggressively.
Mackenzie is priced out of where she lives (South California) and looking for cheaper pastures on The Random Path.
Over at My Money Design, MMD crunches the numbers to ensure a safe savings and withdrawal rate for your retirement.
Want to make money renting your house? Charissa looks at short term room rentalon Gen X Finances.
Glen gives us a thorough explanation of how Forex works on Monster Piggy Bank, while Adam introduces us to copy trading on Money Bulldog.
On Frugal Rules, John’s wife Nicole gives us her tips to build a client base for a small business.
Kim from Eyes on the Dollar reminds us that there is no way around paying income tax.
If you would like to work from home, Sicorra offers a great list of jobs available on Tackling our Debt.
Savvy Scot wonders about the future of contract jobs in 2013.
Jordann asks if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur on My Alternate Life
Saving and Simple Living
CF teaches us how to make the perfect egg meal on The Outlier Model
Lauren wonders if coupons are worth the effort on L Bee and the Money Tree
Grayson confesses his DIY addiction on Debt Roundup
Laurie gives us her secrets to keep healthcare costs low for her family of six on The Frugal Farmer.
Mrs Pop is stockpiling on running shoes, to keep her running habit going smoothly through the year.