Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of Financial Planning! This week’s edition is the “snowed in” edition and goes out to all those in New York and Michigan who have been hammered with snow. I went to college in Erie, PA and we got hit with good amounts of lake effect snow, so I know how crazy it can be.
During one of your shoveling breaks (assuming you live in those areas) be sure to take some time to read up and get your finances in order. For those that aren’t shoveling, then you have absolutely no excuse at all not to read these posts!!
BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes 5 Things You Are Probably Overpaying For – Most of us hate overpaying for anything. Yet we do this all the time without realizing how much money we are throwing away when we overpay on things like Pay-TV and Internet Services, Clothing, Eyewear, Car Repairs and batteries.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Autumn Is the Perfect Season for Reorganizing Your Home – Once the days start to draw in, the bad weather ramps up a notch and the kids are back at school, you may discover that autumn is the perfect season to have a good clear out.
Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes Save Money By Giving Unwanted Electronics For FREE – Sometimes giving away an item for free can actually save you money!
Connie M. @ Savvy With Saving writes Celebrate Your Small Frugal Wins – Why You Should Celebrate Your Small Frugal Wins
DW @ The Money Template writes Retirement Income Solutions to Live Comfortably for Years to Come – Balancing your expenses after you leave your job can be challenging. Here are a few good retirement income solutions to help make the most your nest egg.
Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes Should You Take a Vacation if You’re in Debt? – Your debt is stressing you out. Work is stressing you out. And you just need a little break from the normal day to day grind.
Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes How to Sell Your House for Top Dollar – If you are interested in selling your house soon, then I would suggest that you put it on the market immediately.
Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes Fostering Saving Culture – I have heard of stories about how celebrities and influential people in our societies have ended up being declared bankrupt despite making huge amounts of money during their peak days.
Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes Best Way to Collect Superannuation Funds during Retirement – If you work in Australia, then you are likely to have at least one superannuation account set up to help you out financially during your retirement.
Katie @ IRA Basics writes 4 IRA Withdrawals that Actually Make Sense – Withdrawing funds from a traditional IRA before a person turns 59 ½ usually means that they’re going to pay a lot of taxes and penalties.
Hadley @ Epic Finances writes Stock Investing Myths and Truths Part 4 of 4 – Even though there’s plenty of information about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to investing in the stock market, many myths still refuse to die.
INVESTING AND SAVING
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View writes Allocating A Portfolio In The Context Of Human Capital And The Rest Of A Household’s Total Balance Sheet – Recent research from Morningstar’s Blanchett and Straehl suggest that the optimal portfolio allocations for many investors will significantly shift when you consider the value of human capital, illiquid pensions and Social Security, and real estate (especially the primary residence). The human capital portion of wealth plays a significant role given that the potential growth rate and volatility risk vary greatly from industry to industry. Ultimately, what this means, is that advisors who do not
Jon @ Money Smart Guides writes Sharebuilder Review – of all of the online brokers out there, Sharebuilder often gets overlooked. Here is a complete review so you can see if what they offer fits best for your investing needs.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes 6 Simple Ways to Save on Car Insurance – Car insurance is one of those things we often forget about saving money on. If you’re wanting to save money on car insurance, check out my tips to pay less.
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