Carnival of Financial Independence, ninth edition

Welcome to the ninth 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 Thursday night for the Saturday edition
  • Please mention the carnival in your roundups if you have been featured!



Travel and Lifestyle

Mochimac @ Save. Spend. Splurge. lived in a mobile home for 6 months, a first step to becoming a minimalist.

Kim @ Eyes on the Dollar had to take her daughter to the ER, and it cost almost as much as a trip to Disney, which may have lifted up the child’s spirit just the same.

Peter @ Bible Money Matters knows that Finances Are Important. . . , but it is important to enjoy life as well.

Marie @ Family Money Values wonders if ALLOWANCES are a positive thing for a child’s financial education.

Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses invests in her financial future in the form of Premarital Counseling. After saying “I do”, Robert shows what happens to your credit score on my Multiple Incomes.


Wealth and Passive Income

Marvin @ Brick By Brick Investing has tips to Defend yourself from governments like Cyprus.

Grand Per Month @ Grand Per Month calculates returns if you Invest Your Extra Grand Per Month.

Evan @ My Journey to Millions updates his net worth for May 2013.

Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning warns you that you shouldn’t Make Major Financial Decisions on an Empty Stomach. Sometimes it is that simple.

John S @ Frugal Rules has a guest post from My Money Design Finding the Inspiration for Becoming Rich Through Financial Curiosity.

Jules Wilson @ Faithful With a Few talks about the moment when she Changed her Mind About Money . It was partly thanks to personal finance blogs.

Walt @ My Wealth Desire studies Royalties and Residual Income as strategies to get rich.

Jordann @ Making Sense of Cents asks about your level of Risk Tolerance in Finances.

Michael @ Financial Ramblings studies Proper Asset Allocation in Retirement.

MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central helps you check if a Self Directed 401k Plan is Right for You.

Mel @ Mel’s Money has a Ten Year Retirement Plan, complete with the Steps You Should Take


Real Estate and Investing


Greg @ Club Thrifty wants to help you kill your Mortgage. Those extra payments do add up.

Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie introduces us to Foreign REITs .

Penny Thots @ Penny Thots helps you Prepping for a Home Sale

Robert @ The College Investor writes about Asset Allocation Basics For College Investors.

Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor shows how Kinder Morgan has managed to regularly boost dividends for  its investors.

Wealth Effect Blogger @ Your Wealth Effect has a Fast food analogy for the financial decisions you make daily without thinking.

Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money explains How Important Your Rate of Return is, especially when you first start investing.

SB @ One Cent at a Time wonders How Much Debt Is Too Much Debt .

Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View explains that a Proposal Threatens To Ban Specific Share Identification Method For Lot Level Accounting Tax Strategies, preventing optimized capital gain/loss harvesting strategies.

Div Guy @ The Dividend Guy Blog has picked 17 Dividend Stocks with Both EPS & Sales Growth on Fire.

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes About his Real Estate “Empire”.



Self employment

Andrew @ 101 Centavos has some interesting business ideas if you just got a huge windfall.

Carrie Smith @ ReadyForZero Blog presents 5 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money this summer.

Gary @ Gajizmo shares som Ways To Make Money From Home.

Arnel Ariate @ Money Soldiers reminds you of 4 Factors to Consider Before Starting a New Business.

Maria @The Money Principle weights the pros and cons of working from home.


Saving and Simple Living

Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet saves money on coffee with A Refillable K Cup.

Edward Antrobus @ Edward Antrobus explain why Low Prices have a hidden dark side too.

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder is turning Junk into a nice DIY project.

Blair @ Life, Dollars, and Sense saves painlessly with a Pay Yourself First Method.

Robert @ Kids Ain’t Cheap offers Money Saving Tips For First Year College Students.

John @ All Things Finance helps you Teach Your Teenager About Credit Cards. John @ Fearless Men shows that when it comes to credit cards, It Pays to Overpay.

Travis Pizel @ Enemy Of Debt has a determined and savvy Wife.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter talks about 7 Items you can buy Used to save money.

MMD @ My Money Design reminds you having an emergency fund can come handy.  

Little House @ Little House in the Valley has found some Lanscaping gear on the Cheap Through Craigslist.


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 and including our post
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  2. Thank you Pauline for hosting and again including my blog here.
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  3. Pauline–thank you very much for including me! I hope that you’re enjoying your time in France and that the days are not passing by too quickly!
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  4. Cheers Pauline for including my CBB post. I hope you are enjoying your holidays…
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  6. Thanks for including my link!

  7. Yes, I would have preferred the trip to Disney! Thanks for including me.
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  8. KC @ genxfinance says:

    Better late than never. These are actually good reads and I’ve missed them.

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