Carnival of Financial Independence 14th edition

Welcome to the 14th 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

Jason @ Live Real Now compare the price of his daughters’ Horseback Riding Lessons with buying them a pony.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley is doing DIY Furniture Projects from pallets while Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter offers Inexpensive Ways to Modernize Your Home .

Kim @ Eyes on the Dollar explains why you should Say No To Your Children Now So You Won’t Have to Later.



Wealth and Passive Income


Mr. CBB @Canadian Budget Binder shares his net worth for May 2013 and so does Evan @ My Journey to Millions with his June 2013 Net Worth Update

PK @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job… writes a whale post with all the  Personal Finance Basics.

Team DINKs @ DINKs Finance offers A little motivation for your financial goals.

Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor explains How Warren Buffett made his fortune.

Jeff Rose guest posts @ to tell you How Much Life Insurance You Need At Different Stages In Your Life.


Real Estate and Investing


Glen Craig @ Free From Broke explains the pros and cons of buying a house before marriage.

Div Guy @ The Dividend Guy Blog wants you to Look For All The Money You Can Invest in The Stock Market for a bullish take on 2013.

Michael @ Financial Ramblings explains the Tax Consequences of Vanguard Mutual Fund Share Conversions.

Robert @ The College Investor runs the numbers on Investing in Real Estate in College Towns

Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie lists investments options to Get a Higher Yield.

Sean @ One Smart Dollar talks about Refinancing a Rental Home and the obstacles that might stand in your way.

Melissa @ Minting Nickels thinks you should Stop Planning a Lump Sum Retirement and diversify your retirement investments.

John S @ Frugal Rules teaches us How to Invest in Stocks When You Do Not Know Where to Start

MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central writes Roth IRA Basics and How They’re Different From a Traditional IRA – It helps to know your Traditional and Roth IRA basics. Although both are excellent tools, one of them is likely better suited to your individual needs.

JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit shares his Dividend Update for  May 2013.

Jon @ Novel Investor writes about ETFs  to protect yourself with Rising Interest Rates.

Jules Wilson @ Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet is turning the house she bought into her Home.

Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents considers whether she Should Rent her Home or Sell It.

Jeremy @ Modest Money reviews Etrade



Self employment and Career


Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning studies the options entrepreneurship gives you in life.

CF @ The Outlier Model shares 5 tips for your next performance review

Gary @ prepared a detailed guide on How To Become A Freelance Writer.

SB @ One Cent at a Time has 15 Creative Ways to Earn Money Online From Home

Alexis @ FITnancials is starting a new career As A Personal Trainer.

Arnel Ariate @ Money Soldiers teaches us How to Start a Startup

MMD @ My Money Design shares his Affiliate Marketing Ideas for Targeting the Right Audience

Robert @ My Multiple Incomes shares his Monthly Income Stream Report for May 2013

Robert @ Beat The 9 to 5 explains How a Bad Boss, Boredom, and a School Crush Led him To Entrepreneurship

Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog explains How to Prepare for Self-Employment  and Penny Thots @ Penny Thots has Tips for Starting a Freelance Business

Shannon Ryan @ The Heavy Purse breaks down the true cost of college and some of its hidden costs, and Kyle @ My University Money explains how to get a Canada Learning Bond to reduce those costs.



Saving and Simple Living

Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance says you should Getting Rid of Bank Fees

SarahN @ LivetoList runs the numbers on shopping at a grocery co-op , while Ryan @ Cash Money Life shares 10 Apps for Saving Money on Groceries

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money makes a Case for Being Un-Lazy

Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude gets finances under control, and asks How Do You Pay Your Bills?

CF @ Outlier Model shares her salsa and lime pork chop recipe



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 hosting Pauline :-)
    Irfan recently posted..Stock Market Investing MythsMy Profile

  2. Great list Pauline. I really enjoy the fact that you have an array of categories. The Self Employment and Career are list of readings today.
    Thomas @ Your Daily Finance recently posted..Personal Finances for Everyone – Even YOU!My Profile

  3. KC @ genxfinance says:

    As always, great list and great read. Enjoy your weekend.
    KC @ genxfinance recently posted..How to Kick Your Bad Money HabitsMy Profile

  4. Thanks for the inclusion Pauline!
    Brian recently posted..Dealing with a collections agency (or, remember to pay your bills!)My Profile

  5. Thanks for including my link!
    Little House recently posted..Financing a New Car with a Bad Credit RatingMy Profile

  6. Has it really been 14 editions since you started the carnival, wow how time passes by. Thanks for the inclusion Pauline, have a great weekend swimming 😉
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..PF Weekly Reading Line-Up # 23 Grab A Brew: Listening, Learning, Building And Sharing Equals GrowthMy Profile

  7. Got to love the whale – thanks for the include!
    PK recently posted..Male-Female Parity: A Result of Changing Industry Balance?My Profile

  8. Thanks, as always, for including me and for our exchanges!
    Jason Hull recently posted..Feeling Blue? Four Alternatives to Retail Therapy to Reduce SadnessMy Profile

  9. Great list! Thanks for putting this together!
    Michael @ The Student Loan Sherpa recently posted..The Senate Fails… Twice in One DayMy Profile

  10. Finally submitted an article to this : )
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..Friday Giveaway Roundup – 138 GiveawaysMy Profile

  11. Shannon @ The Heavy Purse says:

    Thanks for the mention, Pauline! I appreciate it. :)
    Shannon @ The Heavy Purse recently posted..How to Talk to Your Kids about Family DebtMy Profile

  12. My husband and I just finished reading a great book on gaining financial independence, “Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence: Your Road Map to Exiting the Rat Race and Living Your Dreams” by
    Usiere Uko. The book really got us thinking about where we wanted to be financially. I have been blog hopping around tonight trying to find additional resources. Thank you for the ones you have included here.


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