And the winner is… Feedly. Since Google reader retired, Feedly has almost painlessly replaced it. Feedly, I love that I am still able to read posts offline when the Guatemalan wifi is getting weird, and that you easily show the keyboards shortcuts (discovered those 3 days before G reader shut down!). j opens the next post, k the previous, that is really awesome. Where did you guys switch to?
Now on to the carnival…
Welcome to the 18th 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. If you would like to host for a future edition, please contact me.
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 Hull @ Hull Financial Planning shares his fabulous Hamburger recipe for July 4th, and makes you work for it with some PF appetizers. I agree on lean beef but not too lean or the burger will dry.
Adam @ Travel Ideaz wonders if Going to Libya is an Option? Not my first choice but after visiting all its North African neighbors why not.
Mike @ The Financial Blogger explains Why he doesn’t mind spending more on coffee.
Nick @ A Young Pro asks How Much Money Should be Spent on a One Year Old’s Birthday Party. Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder shares his tips to spend less and have a kid’s birthday parties on a budget.
Wealth and Passive Income
DW @ Great Passive Income Ideas teaches us How To Make Money On The Side In Five Easy Ways
MMD @ My Money Design thinks for financial motivation on your way to wealth you should get Off Your Computer and Go Outside!
Usiere Uko @ Financial Freedom Inspiration explains how Paying Yourself First works with your monthly budget.
Real Estate and Investing
Anton Ivanov @ Dreams Cash True describes the Dispelling Investing Fears
Ryan @ Cash Money Life shares the Top 7 Common Investing Mistakes to Avoid
Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor explains why Dividend Growth Investing is a Perfect Strategy for Young Investors
Robert @ The College Investor compares Stock, ETFs, And Mutual Funds
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View studies AXA And Hartford Prospectus Changes
and how it may affect your retirement planning.
Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money wonders if Now is the Right Time to Buy a House?
Self employment and Career
Gary @ Gajizmo put together a list of the Highest Paying Jobs in America
Adam @ Money Bulldog explains how to Make Money from Patents
MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central discusses how you can Take Full Advantage of Your 401k Employer Match and Get Free Money!
Robert @ Entrepreneurship Life thinks It’s All About Your Bio and not so much your resume.
John S @ Frugal Rules describes The Potential Pitfalls of Working from Home
Jon Haver @ Pay My Student Loans reminds us of the Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses
Saving and Simple Living
SF @ Modest Money talks about ”Experimenting in Extreme Frugality” Could you do it?
Michelle @ Diversified Finances considers whether you Should get rid of all debt for financial independence.
David Wombell @ Ashley Park shows how you can save money by taking the downshift challenge.
CF @ Outlier Model shares how to make buns
Adam @ Money Rebound has a few ways to Realistically Slash Your Student Loan Debt
Daisy @ Suburban Finance shares 5 Things You Can Stop Paying For
Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance wonders whether you should Cut Coupons?
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money helps you perform a Semi-Annual Insurance Check-up to save on premiums
Jeremy @ Modest Money has free online coupon codes
Thank you for reading, have a great weekend!