Carnival of Financial Independence, 11th edition

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!

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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 ShannonThe 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!


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. Thank you as always for hosting Pauline and for including two of my articles. I really appreciate it.
    Debt Roundup recently posted..Two Employees, Two Prices, One Pissed CustomerMy Profile

  2. Thanks for hosting this again and including both of our articles. Have a great week!
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  3. Thanks for hosting and including my article!
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  4. Thanks for including me this week Pauline :)
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  5. Thanks mate for including an inspiring CBB guest post from this past week. Hope your weekend is going well. I’ll be hard at work outside starting Monday… should be fun stuff!!
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  6. Thanks for hosting and for including my post.
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  7. Thank you for hosting and including my post.
    Brick By Brick Investing | Marvin recently posted..Disposition Of Army – Defensive InvestingMy Profile

  8. Thanks for putting this together!! It’s great to see so many of our friends on this list.
    Todd @ Fearless Men recently posted..How To Find The Right Or Wrong Penny StockMy Profile

  9. Thanks (and wow, I mastered signing up for one of these carnivals). Enjoy your travels!!
    SarahN recently posted..Waste Wednesday updateMy Profile

  10. Wonderful collection indeed! Thanks for hosting the carnival and including our article.
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