Carnival of financial independence, 15th edition

Welcome to the 15th 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!



The streets of Old Cairo.

Travel and Lifestyle

Kim @ Eyes on the Dollar is churning credit cards for a Hawaiian holiday.

Mochimac @ Save. Spend. Splurge. asks if you would refuse to date someone because of money?

Jason @ Live Real Now explains that You make your own luck in business and life. 



Wealth and Passive Income

Michelle @ Diversified Finances explains What Financial Independence is.

Paul @ The Frugal Toad @ The Frugal Toad knows How to Access Retirement Funds Penalty Free before age 59 1/2.

Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True runs the numbers to make Early Retirement Possible

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning thinks it is Difficult to Predict Your Retirement Number

Austin Fey @ Marotta On Money explains how to fund your Financial Independence bucket.

Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View considers not increasing your lifestyle instead of Planning To Save More Tomorrow.

SB @ One Cent at a Time studies the Ideal Asset Allocation for your Age when it comes to retirement planning.

Michael @ Financial Ramblings thinks you should invest a windfall and use it to pay off debt, not a convertible to show off around the neighborhood.

Mike @ The Financial Blogger is sacrificing the next 3 years to Reach Financial Independence by age 35

Shalen Karis @ Working on Financial Freedom studies Savings and Withdrawal Rates to determine how much is enough.

David Carlson @ Young Adult Money shares his Ultimate Income Goal: Stop Trading Time for Money and Live off of Passive Income

MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central helps understand the 401k Withdrawal Rules



Real Estate and Investing

Mrs. PoP @ Planting Our Pennies calculated the ideal Real Estate Leverage when buying a house

Div Guy @ The Dividend Guy Blog wonders why American Capital Agency Corp’s yield is so high.

Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor thinks you should buy and hold your dividend stocks

MMD @ My Money Design is using DRIP Stocks  to accelerate wealth building

Robert @ The College Investor compares Market Timing and  Dollar Cost Averaging

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder explains Investing 101 For Newbies




Self employment and Career

Ryan @ Cash Money Life has 5 Online Business Ideas for College Students

Robert @ Beat The 9 to 5 shares The Beat The 9 to 5 Manifesto

Gary @ Gajizmo lists the best Part-Time Jobs With Benefits

Pk @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job… breaks down the job market by gender and studies The Great Recession’s Effect on the Number of Men and Women in the Workforce.

Adam @ Money Bulldog shares the early stories of The Biggest Companies in the World

Jacob @ Cash Cow Couple teaches you how to Start a Blog That Matters

Jen @ Money Rebound presents some Fun and Funky Ways to Make Extra Money

Khaleef Crumbley @ Faithful With A Few wonders if Your College – or Your Degree – is Worth the Money?

Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents is Preparing for Self-Employment

John S @ Frugal Rules shares the benefits of  a Virtual Office

Robert @ Cult Of Money shares the importance of Technology in business 

CF @ The Outlier Model got a raise! and explains what options are with the extra money.




Saving and Simple Living

Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance offers tips to Keep Cool This Summer On a Budget

David Leonhardt @ The Happy Guy saved the family’s trampoline with Duct tape

Fiona Lee @ ReadyForZero Blog says Unexpected Debt should not set you back.

Charles Yeaman @ The Tortoise Banker shares 5 Lessons We’ve Learned From the Joneses

Arnel Ariate @ Money Soldiers helps you Create a Get Out of Debt Plan.

Grayson @ Debt Roundup Paid Off Over $50,000 Of Credit Card Debt and tells us how.

Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money compares  a Coffee Habit to a Debt Habit

Evan @ My Journey to Millions wonders if People’s Priorities are Distorted when it comes to paying off debt or paying for non essentials.



Thank you for reading, have a great weekend!





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  1. Thanks for the inclusion and hope you’re having a great weekend!
    Brian recently posted..2 Cats and one dumb realtorMy Profile

  2. Thank you for hosting and for including Dreams Cash True!
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  3. Thanks so much for the inclusion this week. Have a great weekend.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..My New Obsession, Credit Card RewardsMy Profile

  4. Thanks for including our post, Pauline! Have a great weekend =)
    Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies recently posted..Kitty PoP and The Thin Line Between Love and HateMy Profile

  5. Thanks, as always, for the inclusion!

    Go heavy on squats and on deadlifts and your run should improve. Squats are easier to do when you don’t have debt, as you and I can attest! :-) To quote Martin Berkhan, you should deadlift so hard that PRISM starts watching you.
    Jason Hull recently posted..Bronze May Be the Most Precious Metal Under ObamacareMy Profile

  6. Thanks so much for including our post!
    Khaleef @ Faithful With A Few recently posted..How To Stop Infrequent Payments From Destroying Your BudgetMy Profile

  7. Thanks for the include Pauline. Hope your weekend is going well.
    Matt Becker recently posted..Should Short-Term Cash Be Part of Your Asset Allocation?My Profile

  8. Thanks again Pauline for sharing a Canadian Budget Binder Blog post.
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  9. Thanks for hosting and including my post
    One Cent at a Time recently posted..Investment Options for Recent College Graduates With a JobMy Profile

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  11. Thanks for including me, I need to start regularly submitting…
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