Welcome to the First Edition of the Financial Simplicity Carnival, featuring up to twenty posts in four categories from your favorite and up-and-coming bloggers that highlight how easy financial success can be.
One observation before I get into the posts: I can’t believe how tough it was to select just twenty posts! I had over 60 posts to choose from!
Also, for more information about the carnival click here. I’ll beef up that page as time goes on to include lots of useful info including my favorite all-time carnival posts from each category once a few weeks go by. I’ll also include an up-to-date list of hosts and a link to each carnival as it goes live!
Now I’ll shut up and let you enjoy the show… haha… my regular readers know I can’t help but babble a bit at the beginning of most posts…
Does Blogging Affect Your Work? I think so. SB at One Cent at a Time warns of the pitfalls of blogging for money, reminding you that your day job pays your bills and fills up your retirement coffers. This applies to most side gigs, so check it out.
Change the Way You Think. Very detailed post by FMF over at Free Money Finance including six traits of wealth buildings and how to have a lot of money without making a lot of money. The way you think about money can help more than the best gig in the world (well maybe not the best gig Mr. Zuckerberg…).
Spending and Budgeting
The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home. Don’t forget about these little budget-busters when you’re thinking about buying a home, brought to you by Paul over at The Frugal Toad (is there a spendy-friendy toad?). So don’t let owning your home turn into the American Nightmare.
What It’s Like to Rent Your Basement. A real estate investing story at Invest In 2012. Pretty interesting first-time landlord experience. (I also wonder what Invest In 2012 is going to be named in 2013…)
It is America Saves Week : Tips to save money without feeling the pinch. Need to pay down some debt, here are a few tips to find some extra cash, which can get your debt snowball rolling, brought to you by Bucksome Boomer.
What It All Boils Down To (On Debt and Dreaming). American Debt Project breaks down her thesis on symbols of wealth, why people get into debt and how to get out! Check it out and let her know what you think.
Until next time, put your credit card down and slowly step away from the mall!
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