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Carnival of Personal Finance #22

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Welcome to the Carnival of Personal Finance, 22nd Edition! I’m not quite sure what happened to this week’s actual host, so I’m filling in. I may have missed your submission — please send me a quick note and I’ll add yours in if I did.

Here are this week’s submissions, in reverse order of arrival.

2million’s Journey to Financial Freedom includes a great tip for saving money on food such as steak, seafood, and turkey through the use of little-known beer rebates.

The Mighty Bargain Hunter has provided commentary on Liz Pulliam Weston’s article, 50 Ways to Trim Your Budget. Read mbhunter’s thoughts on the travel section of this article.

Chrees recently went through a divorce and in the entry, Divorce — My Experience, Part 1, the author talks about the effect this had on their finances.

According to Financial Baby Steps, there is a savings account for kids that earns 10 percent APY! The maximum balance for earning that rate is $500, but get the information on the blog writetn by the youngest personal finance blogger I know.

Here is some Personal Finance Advice: stay away from insurance you don’t need. A salesman will tell you one thing, but it pays to know what is necessary.

The Real Returns explores the risks in socially responsible investments. They may let you stay away from the tobacco, alcohol, weapon manufacturers, and nuclear power stocks, but socially responsible investments may be very risky for your investment portfolio.

This article from Jim of Blueprint for Financial Prosperity quantifies the differences between fuel efficiency in cars over the course of a year. The difference between getting 30mpg and 20mpg is over $600 when gas is $2.50/gal!

Savvy Saver and her hubby have “adopted” a poor family for Christmas. While on the surface it sounds like they’ll be taking in kids from the cold to their warm hearth and kicking them out on the 26th, this “adoption” involves buying gifts for a family living below the poverty line.

Ever wonder how much interest you can earn on one million dollars? Well, it depends. Clint from Million Dollar Goal explains further.

Nina of Sitting Pretty warns against real estate speculation in her post, There and Back by Way of Scandinavia. If real estate is part of your investment portfolio, then honor the guiding principle of positive cash flow and avoid the universal appeal to real estate speculation.

Jane Dough, the Boston Gal, is relatively new to the personal finance blogging scene. She continues introducing herself and her money story on Boston Gal’s Open Wallet.

George from Fat Pitch Financials informs his readers about the purpose of a limit order in his series, 30 Days to Becoming a Better Investor.

Dan Melson from Searchlight Crusade is warning us against bad real estate practices and helps us to stay away.

David Porter, C.E.O. of Pacesetter Mortgage, suggests tapping into home equity by extending a mortgage for baby boomers who are in need of extra cash to fund their lifestyles.

Caitlin from Clutter 2 Cash prefers cash over reward miles when it comes to credit card options. Here’s why.

Cathy, the Chief Family Officer, shows us how the Xbox 360 can teach us lessons in consumerism.

Henry Stern, who operates InsureBlog, presents a new healthcare delivery model – “drop in” medical services with prices posted upfront.

Political Calculations is a unique blog presented by Ironman. This week, he has built a tool to show what you can expect to make when investing in real estate for cash flow.

Jonathan from MyMoneyBlog does not trust PayPal, as they blocked access to his money for over a week for no reason. PayPal should be used to accept payments, and not as a savings account, as they are not a real bank.

Free Money Finance presents this week the basics of ivnesting for beginners, taking a cue from Kiplinger’s.

If this were a Carnival of Personal Finance — and it is — It should be noted the author of It Should Be Noted has written about portfolio diverdification recently. Take a look!

Josh Cohen, from Multiple Mentality, presents us with a few words on saving money by using e-mail and e-pay, especially with the coming postal rate hike.

Next week, the Carnival will return to its regular hosting schedule and be presented by Frugal for Life. If you’re interested in participating (as a submitter or host), please see the guidelines. Have a fantastic week!

Updated June 18, 2014 and originally published November 14, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar pfadvice

I sent in my contribution directly to his email – Insurance You Don’t Need

Thanks for all the hard work in getting it up when someone let the ball drop.

avatar Cathy

Thanks for getting the Carnival up! :)

avatar hgstern

 
Thank You for stepping in! Nice job, too, especially on short notice.

Your efforts are very much appreciated.

avatar 2million

I also sent in my contribution directly to his email – A great money saving tip for saving on food such as steak, seafood, and turkey by using little known beer rebates.

avatar savvysaver

Savvy Saver and her hubby have “adopted� a poor family for Christmas. While on the surface it sounds like they’ll be taking in kids from the cold to their warm hearth and kicking them out on the 26th, this “adoption� involves buying gifts for a family living below the poverty line.

too funny! I doubt we’d need to kick them out on the 26th… once they realize that we’re too cheap to turn our heat on I think they’d move out on their own ;)

avatar Jonathan

Thanks for stepping up to the plate, even with the chipmunk cheeks.

I’m not staying over at Savvy’s house no more – No heat and 20 degree nights?!?! My eyeballs froze shut =)

avatar Chrees

Thanks for the last minute fill-in!

I tried to do a trackback but had problems with the address. I’ll figure this out yet!

avatar Luke Landes ♦127,435 (Platinum)

I had my trackbacks instealthilized since I was getting too much spam. I’ve reinstated them, however… so possibly they will work from now on.

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