Welcome to the 11th 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
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
If you would like to live or retire in Guatemala, here is a post about the cost of doing so.
Adam @ Money Bulldog offers holiday tips for the self employed.
Bob @ Christian Personal Finance wants to help you find your dream job, while Joe @ Midlife Finance has 10 Ways To Ditch The Rat Race… For Good.
Jules Wilson @ Faithful With a Few build Social Capital with neighbors.
Matt @ Living in Financial Excellence is taking advantage of the GI bill to graduate debt free, but Time Management is a Challenge.
Peter @ Bible Money Matters thinks it is ok to Just Say No To Friends, Family, and Dates, even for weddings.
Grayson @ Debt Roundup wonders How Much is Your morality Worth when it comes to money?
Wealth and Passive Income
Mark @ Modest Money knows Why the Rich Stay Rich, and the Poor Stay Poor, so follow his tips to wealth.
Roger Wohlner @ The Chicago Financial Planner gives his Thoughts on PBS Frontline The Retirement Gamble.
Robert @ The College Investor is helping young graduates get ready for Professional Life After Graduation. Jon Haver @ Pay My Student Loans has a method to Pay Off Student Loans Fast. Kristen Hawley @ ReadyForZero Blog helps you get rid of Your Student Loan Debt and plan your financial future, and Shannon @ The Heavy purse has tips on How to Navigate the Financial World after Graduation.
Real Estate and Investing
PK @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job… has news. The Actual All-Time Closing High in the S&P 500 was May 8th 2013, not when everyone said it was a couple of months ago.
MMD @ My Money Design reviews his Dividend Stock Portfolio.
Jon @ Novel Investor Busts 5 Safe Investing Myths that are just really wrong or maybe right under specific circumstances.
JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit continues with his series on Stock Valuation Methods, with the Dividend Discount Model.
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View compares the Coverdell Education Savings Accounts Vs 529 Plans For College Savings.
John @ All Things Finance has tips and warnings for Beginning investors.
Marvin @ Brick By Brick Investing uses Sun Tzu’s Art of War principles to capitalize on stock market trends.
Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor analyzes Procter & Gamble (PG), a divided paying stock since 1891 and that he thinks you should hold forever.
Ryan @ Cash Money Life has a few ways to Safely Invest Your Money.
Mike @ The Financial Blogger wonders if you should stick with your Company Shares or go away if the value is going down.
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents studies the pros and cons of early mortgage payoff.
Evan @ My Journey to Millions is Updating His Dividend Watch List.
Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor is a long term investor who does not believe in selling dividend stocks even after a 1000% gain.
MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central thinks Your IRA and 401k are the Best Tax Saving Investment.
Self employment and Career
Gary @ Gajizmo writes about a few Legitimate Ways To Make Money From Home.
CF @ The Outlier Model explains why women shouldn’t be treated differently in the work force.
Robert @ Beat The 9 to 5 studies the pros and cons of easy Internet Businesses.
Robert @ Entrepreneurship Life describes 10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs.
John S @ Frugal Rules writes about balance and Boundaries for the self employed.
Saving and Simple Living
Grayson @ Debt RoundUp has a few examples of When he Would Rather Spend Than Save.
SB @ One Cent at a Time offers tips to Prevent Credit Card Fraud and Scams.
Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank wants to know how much you Trust Your Partner With Money?
Todd @ Fearless Men wonders How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring.
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money is Dehydrating Fruit to make sweet treats.
Jacob @ Cash Cow Couple explains How to Make Money on Craigslist
SarahN @ Live to List just got a payrise, and is checking out where to spend, invest or save it.
Bank Free Credit @ Bank Free Credit helps you reduce your grocery bills Free or Cheap Food.
Penny Thots @ Penny Thots offers 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Make Better Choices.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder has a story about a Teenage Pregnancy turned into a great marriage and life.
Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude wonders What’s Your Shopping Personality?
Gary @ Gajizmo writes about Credit Score, how to improve it and its impact on your financial life. Harry campbell @ Your PF Pro explains whether it is better to Close an Old Credit Card and Open a New One, and the effects on your credit.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter studies What is On Your Plate, and the organic choices out there.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley has a few saving tips, because A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned.
Melissa @ Minting Nickels talks about Growing a Garden to save on food.
Adam @ Money Bulldog compares iPad vs Laptop.
Adam @ Money Rebound explains Why You Should Start Saving Today, if you had forgotten due to easy credit.
CF @ The Outlier Model writes about Moderation and controlling your Grocery Budget.
John @ Frugal Rules reviews Barclays arrival world Mastercard
Thank you for reading, have a great weekend!