Welcome to the Carnival of MoneyPros! This week’s edition is the “Raking Leaves” edition because here in the east, the leaves are finishing up falling from the trees and it is now time to start raking them up. For me personally, I have a two-pronged approach at picking up leaves. For most of them, I simply use our lawn mover to pick them up. For the ones in the driveway, flower beds, and other hard to get to places I use a leaf blower/vac. It still takes time, but it makes the job easier than using pure manual labor. If you are done raking your leaves, or are avoiding it, or even if you live in climate where the leaves don’t fall (or haven’t yet) you can get better at your finances through the help of these great posts below.
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Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes WOW air will fly you to Europe for as little as $99; here’s why you may hate them anyway – WOW air is a new budget carrier that will start selling tickets between Iceland and the U.S. for as cheap as $99 next year; would you try them out?
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Don’t Make Debt a Worry: Try These Business Tips – Don’t look at your bank statements, you think to yourself. If I don’t see my debt then it isn’t there.
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.
Jon @ Money Smart Guides writes The Simplest Way Ever To Become Rich – What if I told you there was a simple way to become rich? Would you be interested? What if I told you that it would only take you 10 minutes max to do and you would only have to do it one time?
Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes Another Great Way to Give: Operation Christmas Child – I’m completely convinced that giving back to people whether that be with a thoughtful note, big batch of cookies, or small gift is one of the best ways you can make a difference in not only the world, but also in yourself.
Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes Motivational Monday: Mistakes Pave The Way To A Greater Success – I caught a segment on a popular morning news program in which the CEO of Google was being interviewed.
Kayla @ Shoeaholic No More writes Shopping Ban Update & Approved Spending List – I might have broken my shopping ban already!
Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes One of My Reasons for Working Hard… – Last Wednesday, I got to see one of my idols and favorite musicians: Paul McCartney.
Cat @ Budget Blonde writes Do You Worry Your Kids Will Feel The Struggle? – I recently had the pleasure of being on the Stacking Benjamins podcast with the lovely Paula Pant of Afford Anything and of course Joe himself.
Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes How Does Cash Advance Work? – A cash advance is very similar to a payday loan, except the terms are generally a bit longer.
Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Watch out for these Back to School Spending Mistakes – Much to the chagrin of children everywhere another school year is about to start, and that means that parents across the country are busy stocking up on school supplies.
Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes You Should Always Seek Value – To get yourself financially free, to make good investments and to get through life in a calm and relaxed manner – you should always seek value.
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.
Sam @ The New Business Blog writes Want to be Successful? Avoid These 5 Emotionally Charged Habits – There are, to be sure, many things that contribute to your overall success. Things like your attitude, your ability to lead, your people skills and so forth all have a big influence on it, no doubt.
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.
Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Some Facts to Consider before Filing for Bankruptcy – For many consumers the thought of having to file bankruptcy can cause quite a bit of anxiety.
Andrea @ So Over This writes Self-Employment Is Not For Everyone – Over the past year I’ve realized that my readers are divided into two different factions.
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.
Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Stock Buybacks are Booming! – After faltering for a couple of months, buyback announcements from many major US companies shot up to a three month high recently, putting 2014 on track to be one of the biggest years ever for buybacks.
Amy @ Money Mishaps writes These are the Biggest Money Mistakes Couples Make When Divorcing – When people get divorced, it’s the spouse who hasn’t had a whole lot of experience with the family’s finances that often ends up on the short end of the stick.
Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes These 5 Savings ‘Tricks’ might not be so good after all – Even the best intentions that you have for saving money can sometimes lead to financial problems.
Matt @ Budget Snob writes Investing Doesn’t Take Genius Intelligence, Just Common Sense – A quote that’s attributed to Albert Einstein goes something like this: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Common Money Mistakes – If you’re not keen on throwing your money away, the mistakes below should definitely be avoided.
Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes How to Save on Gas – Uncommon Ways – I will describe a few less common ways you can save on gas – I hope you will find them useful.
Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Paying Off Debt Smarter and Faster – There are few things better for your financial health than paying off any debts that you have as quickly as possible.
Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes The Expenses of Buying and Owning a Home – From finding the perfect mortgage with the appropriate fees, to the year round upkeep and maintenance, this investment requires a lot of time and capital.
Natalie Bacon @ Financegirl writes Which To Measure: Working Income Or Net Worth? – Do you measure your income? What about your net worth? Do you know what rich people measure? See what the income versus net worth battle is all about.
Lance @ Healthy Wealthy Income writes Money Advice From the Future: “What Are You Waiting For?” – If you had a time machine and you could visit 30 years ahead what advice would you receive from yourself?
Alice Sibley @ Earning My Two Cents writes Why Rent to Own is a Trap – Rent to own is a trap, just like entitlement.
Gary @ Gajizmo writes Discover It Card Review – Looking for the best cash back or credit card rewards? You might as well get money back since you’re using your card anyway. This Discover card review highlights the pros and cons of the It card.
Mario @ Debt BLAG writes November 2014 debt payoff and net worth update — I’m up $100,000! and some lessons learned – I cross an important landmark in my fight to pay off debt and reach financial independence, then share some tips on how I got here
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes The Difference Between Feeling Poor and Feeling Like You Have Enough Is a Budget – Budgeting doesn’t have to be cumbersome, it can be as simple as dividing up income into expense categories – things that must be paid versus things that are “extras.”
Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes Six Things You NEED to Know When Buying A New TV – TVs range in pice based upon the bells and whistles…how do you know which ones you need?
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes A Review of Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell – Thomas Sowell is a brilliant economist who started out in poverty and became one of the premier American economists of our time. In addition to being a well-educated and globally respected economist, he has the ability to break down complex economics terminology into easy to understand examples that everyday people like you and I can understand.
Glen @ How to Save Money writes Saving Money While Moving – Tips on saving money while moving houses
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