Welcome to this week’s installment of the Carnival of Money Pro’s! This weeks edition is the Wedding Edition. Why? Because I just went to my first of 4 weddings over the next 3 months. I am not in any of them, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t costing money. Travel, hotel, gifts and dry cleaning all add up. As with most things financial, planning ahead is key.
Packing some snacks for late night or the next morning to hold you off from going out to eat is just one way to be smart about getting through a wedding. But enough about me, let’s look at the great blog posts from around the net! (As always, The Carnival of Money Pros is brought to you to by the Money Pros Team, and you can submit articles at Blogger Carnivals.
John @ Finance Inspired writes Home Mortgage Tips Everybody Should Try Out – Part 1 – When it comes to locating a great mortgage company, don’t let the process feel like a huge burden. If you feel this way, you should try to get some help. This article teaches you the steps necessary to obtain lending. So read on to see what it takes. Start preparing for your home mortgage well in advance of applying for it. Get your finances in order immediately. This includes saving money for a down payment and getting your finances in order. If you wait too long to do these things, you may
Kurt Fischer @ Money Counselor writes Consolidation Loans: Tool to Pay Off Debt or Postponing Reality? – Many people take out a consolidation loan with the plan of using the proceeds to pay off high cost debt. The reality, however, often works out differently.
John Border @ The Investing Monk writes Hiring a Financial Planner – This post suggests hiring a financial planner if you are want to get experienced advice as well as do not have the time to learn the financial planning basics on your own
Christina @ Adventures in Frugal writes How much is too much planning for a trip? (With poll) – Writer Christina Garofalo walks through the pros and cons of planning ahead for travel in her weekly column
BFT @ Budgeting For Travel writes Costs To Cut Out Of Your Travel Budget – If you have a tight travel budget, there are many things you can cut out to save as much money as you can. Not everything on the list below will suit everyone, but these are all things that you do not necessarily need in order to travel.
Andrew @ Student Finance writes 10 Scam free ways to make money online fast – Many people get scammed by “get rich quick” schemes online, here is a collection of some tried and tested ways to get money fast.
Joe Moore @ Cheap Auto Insurance writes How Personal Choices Affect Your Costs – You need to be making the right decisions if you want to have a beneficial financial outcome. The result can be an expensive experience or rewarding depending on how smart your decisions were.
Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes July and August Budget Update! – How did our July budget shape up and what does August look like?
Aldo Rancier @ Million Dollar Ninja writes 9 Signs You Need A Vacation – You’ve been working hard all year and don’t know if you need a break. Here are some signs you need a vacation.
Harry @ The Rideshare Guy writes How Much Did I Make Driving For Lyft & Uber on a Saturday Night in the OC/LA? – Even though I’m now a registered Uber and Lyft driver I haven’t had much time to drive for both platforms at the same time. I wrote about my first weekend doing both a couple weeks ago and the rides were overwhelmingly Uber. Even though I’m a part time driver, I really don’t have any set times that I like to drive though. I kind of just head out whenever I feel like it or whenever I’m bored.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes What I Learned From the Book Rich Dad Poor Dad – That might be the longest title in the world for a book but don’t let the title fool you. I thought this book was truly an inspiring and fascinating read. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and the principles laid forth in this book echoed a lot of what I’ve done and am doing with my own life. The book has received mixed reviews but in general I think the good outweighs the bad.
Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes Do You Have What it Takes to Churn Credit Cards? – Churning credit cards can be a great way to earn free rewards for doing nothing. However, it also takes discipline. I share tips to manage that discipline.
Thomas @ UK Buy Bitcoins writes FCA Want to Regulate Bitcoin – The FCA is keeping a close eye on Bitcoin and how its popularity is growing, and progressing on a daily basis.
Mario @ Debt BLAG writes Heads up: Credit Karma now shows your full credit report for FREE – Credit Karma now offers the option to view your full credit report for free; here’s what I like about it
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Why It’s So Important to Teach Your Kids About Money – It is the responsibility of the parents to teach their kids the effective way to manage money, before somebody does it in the wrong way.
Tennille @ Two Kids And A Budget writes Five Easy Ways You Can Start Saving Today – Five easy no hassle ways you can start saving money today.
Ben Luthi @ The Wealth Gospel writes You Might Be a Personal Finance Blogger If… – Let’s face it. We the personal finance bloggers of the Internets are a completely different breed of human beings. We spend basically all of our waking moments thinking about money and scheming new angles to take on this or that. We range from the commonsensical (that’s totally a word! yay!) to the ridiculous. Here are some fun examples of it
Brad @ How to Save Money writes Save Money on Buying Gifts – Tips on how to lower the cost of gifts for your love ones
Anne @ Money Propeller writes Landlords MUST ask Future Tenants These Questions – Last week we looked at Things to ask a Landlord, from the point of view of the tenant. Now, as a landlord, what are the things to ask a potential tenant?
The Money Template @ The Money Template writes How to Understand Stocks and Use Them to Make Money – Here is a brief explanation: A stock is an investment in the equity of a company. When you purchase a stock, you become a shareholder. While you now own part of the company – no matter how small – you share in both the successes and the failures of the company.
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes How To Get A Cruise For FREE! – Cruises do not need to be expensive. There are many different ways to score a cheap or even sometimes a free vacation.
Mom Cents @ Mom Makes Cents writes Don’t Waste Another Cent Buying College Textbooks – The cost to attend college is on the rise! The average student graduates with $30K of student loan debt. Why continue to spend money on textbooks you probably won’t read more than 5% of? Here is an alternative.