Carnival of Financial Independence, 16th edition

Welcome to the 16th 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!One Cent at a Time


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Borobudur, Indonesia

Travel and Lifestyle


CF @ The Outlier Model explores Vancouver and tells us What makes a great neighbourhood

Kim @ Eyes on the Dollar would like you to stop making Excuses for your bad life choices.



Wealth and Passive Income


Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View explains How Coming Health Insurance Exchanges Will Drastically Impact Career And Retirement Decisions

Michael @ Financial Ramblings talks about Income Tax Underpayment Penalties if you didn’t make quarterly estimated income tax payment.

Ryan @ Cash Money Life is showing us Why Pinching Pennies Won’t Make You Rich and you should make more instead.

Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money explains Why Whole Life Insurance is a Bad Investment

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money has a  5 Minute Guide to Being Billionaire Rich

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder helps you  Overcome Laziness And Save Money.


Real Estate and Investing


Robert @ The College Investor wonders if it is time to  Get out of Dividend Paying Stocks?

Pamela Douglas Webster @ Hands on Home Buyer warns you about several Zombies When You Buy a House

Irfan @ Everything About Investment shares the Stock Market Investing Myths

John S @ Frugal Rules warns you against  Raiding your  401k to Buy Property

Little House @ Little House in the Valley suggests Tiny House Living if you want to live without a mortgage, while Miranda Marquit @ ReadyForZero Blog explains How Much  One Late Mortgage Payment Hurt Your Credit Score

MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central explains How Inheriting a Roth IRA Can Be a Great Tax-Advantaged Gift

Evan @ My Journey to Millions is Updating and Tweaking the Parameters of his Dividend Watch List 2013 hoping they come near their 52 week low

John @ Cough up the Dough studies the Housing market recovery.

Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie reviews the full service broker Edward Jones 

Gary @ Gajizmo made a check list to decide Where you Should Live 

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning suggests you use your ventromedial prefrontal cortex before Investing. If you don’t know where to start, Adam @ Money Bulldog put together an Investing guide for Beginners.

SB @ One Cent at a Time has Investment Options for Recent College Graduates With a Job


Self employment and Career


John @ WILD about Finance has 6 Ways to Cut your Business Costs

Daisy @ Suburban Finance considers whether you should  Outsource Your Chores

MMD @ My Money Design shares his Niche Website Update  

AB @ Aspiring Blogger bought a house and shares his Income and Expense Report 

GMM @ Grad Money Matters helps you Start Your Own Business for Less Than $500

Saving and Simple Living


Marvin @ Brick By Brick Investing applies Sun Tzu’s Art of War principles on forces to  Saving Money

Kevin Watts @ Graduating From Debt put together The Ultimate Guide to all 529 College Savings Plan by State

Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude compares saving to Laundry Habits 

Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True explains How to Write An Awesome Craigslist Ad

Money Soldiers @ Money Soldiers is rewriting the household’s financial rules

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter has tips to teach kids Music on a Budget

Jules Wilson @ Faithful With a Few thinks you should plan for  Infrequent Payments  that can destroy your budget. Then you can still enjoy life while  Living On A Budget.

Melissa @ Minting Nickels offers 8 Ways to Minimize Your Food Waste and Save Hundreds

Adam @ Money Rebound helps you Build an Emergency Fund in 3 Easy Steps

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots has ideas for Graduation, Wedding and Engagement Presents 


Thank you for reading, have a great weekend!










Money Soldiers @ Money Soldiers is rewriting the household’s financial rules

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  1. Thanks for hosting and including my article Pauline :-)
    Irfan recently posted..20 Best Investment QuotesMy Profile

  2. Thanks for including us – looking forward to hosting next week!
    Brian recently posted..What makes a great neighbourhoodMy Profile

  3. Hey Pauline!
    Cool piccie!! Did you take that? Thanks for sharing my post as always. Have a great weekend.
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..Green landscaping with optional goat rentalMy Profile

    • yes, it is a picture from my round the world trip back in 2003. I am a bit thin in the travel category so I thought I would add a different picture each time!

  4. Thanks again for hosting and including me.

  5. Great sites! Love the image as well!
    Debt girl recently posted..First Day of Summer 2013My Profile

  6. Thanks for the include Pauline! Hope you’re having a great weekend.
    Matt Becker recently posted..We’re Pregnant! Again! Now What?My Profile

  7. Thank you for including me this week! I’m a HUGE fan of Rand’s writings. He writings and the objectivist philosophy are the backbone of a smallish third party in the United States called the Libertarian Party. I’m not sure what the French equivalent party would be, but they’re like a smaller government version of the FDP in Germany. Hopefully, in Guatemala, you never have to get involved in the politics besides lighting a fire under your mayor’s butt to get the proper documentation for the 90 acres!
    Jason Hull recently posted..HDHP – Not a Medical Condition, But It May Reduce Your Medical ExpensesMy Profile

    • haha thank you for the idea! I like that the government doesn’t interfere much around here. We get taxed at 6% plus property tax and that is about it, you don’t need a permit to build a house, etc. but there still are people to abuse the system and think that is a free license to deforest, build horrendous buildings and so on. Hard to find a middle ground.

  8. Always loving the list Pauline, they are great and I always see a few posts that I missed throughout the week.
    Thomas recently posted..Blogging to Make It More Personal – Maybe Maybe NotMy Profile

  9. Thanks for including my link!

  10. Hey Pauline, thanks for including my article in your carnival! Keep up the awesome work over here!
    Aspiring Blogger recently posted..How to Move in 33 Easy StepsMy Profile

  11. Thank you for hosting and including my post!
    Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet recently posted..Lifestyle Carnival 6.23.13My Profile

  12. Thanks for hosting and including my post.

  13. Brock @CleverDude says:

    Thanks for including my post!

  14. Thank you for hosting!
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