Carnival of Financial Planning – Money Management Edition #247 – July 27, 2012

by Suba on July 27, 2012 · 1 comment

Welcome to the July 27, 2012 Money Management Edition #247 of the Carnival of Financial Planning.

Budgeting and Economics

Don presents New Consumer Finance Protection Bureau – 9 Things You Need to Know posted at MoneySmartGuides , saying, “The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau was created to help regulate financial businesses and protect consumers from the kinds of practices that contributed to the recent recession. ”

John presents Does America Need Small Businesses to Fail? posted at Married with Debt , saying, “Does the American economy need small businesses to fail? And from this question: does the economy depend on having both losers and winners? ”

Financial Planning

Kyle presents How to Earn Extra Money by Renting Out your Home Wi-Fi posted at The Penny Hoarder , saying, “Why not make more money by renting out Wi-Fi access at your home? ”

Kevin presents I Saved a Bunch of Money on Food Last Week posted at Thousandaire , saying, “I identified a spending problem and I fixed it. I saved a bunch of money by not eating out last week. ”

Jason presents Saving a Down Payment For a House posted at Work Save Live , saying, “Our Journey June 2012 Saving a Down Payment for a House The end of May and throughout the month of June presented a lot of great changes for us. ”

Wayne presents Tips for Buying a New Car posted at Young Family Finance , saying, “Learn a basic step-by-step guide for buying a new car. It’s not as easy as you might think. ”

krantcents presents The 3 Y’s of Success posted at KrantCents , saying, “The 3 Y’s of Success is the twenty-fifth in a series of articles to help you reach your goal. ”

JP presents Average Family Spending On Back-to-School Shopping in 2012 posted at My Family Finances , saying, “This year total family spending will be a record $83.8 billion. How do you stack up against the average family spending on back-to-school shopping. ”

Daniel presents The 6 Best Wedding Gifts To Give posted at Sweating the Big Stuff , saying, “Don’t know what to get the bride and groom? Here are some great suggestions that you simply can’t go wrong with! ”

Maria presents Cuts in public spending are not going to affect front line services! posted at The Money Principle , saying, “In this post how cuts in public spending affect adversely public services is discussed through my latest business trip experience. ”

Marie at FamilyMoneyValues presents How to Teach About Money posted at Family Money Values , saying, “Teaching kids about personal finance is an import parental task – but how do you fit one more thing into your busy day? Take a look at these tips we used to save time and still get your message across. ”

Corey presents Five Ways Anyone Can Make Extra Money posted at 20s Finances , saying, “Ever since I started making a little extra money from my hobby and realizing the difference that it makes on your monthly budget, I have been a little obsessed with different ways to make money. There is so much more that you can do with extra money. The idea of it being extra money can be dangerous though because it can encourage more splurging. ”


Martin presents Completely Random Ways to Make Money in College This Semester posted at Studenomics , saying, “Do you want to make money in college? This is the piece for you. ”

Green Panda presents How to Find Work When Your Resume Sucks posted at Green Panda Treehouse , saying, “How to find any source of income when your resume is not up to par. ”

Mike presents Is There A Right WayTo Share Your Income? posted at The Financial Blogger , saying, “Do you believe in sharing your income? ”


Mich presents Renegade Petroleum: Standing Out from the Junior Crowd posted at BeatingTheIndex , saying, “Highlighting a junior oil producer with high production growth, top tier netbacks, balance sheet strength and a significant running room thanks to an asset base providing more than 700 net drilling locations. ”

SB presents Forex Trading Pros and Cons posted at One Cent at a Time , saying, “Forex trading and stock trading are two different forms of financial trading. They may both represent two different ways to make money from the financial markets, but they have some subtle differences ”

Tushar presents Why is it Important to Create Your Own Unique Investment Plan? posted at Start Investing Money , saying, “Read my article on why it is important to create your own unique investment plan! ”

Pinter presents No Load Bonds posted at Cheap Bond Funds, saying, “Investment research overwhelmingly shows that lower cost fixed income funds tend to yield higher bond investing returns.”

TSI presents Morningstar Ratings posted at The Skilled Investor , saying, ” Individual investors and their advisors appear to make investment decisions that are heavily influenced by the Morningstar Rating system. Because the stars are very widely used and often misunderstood, these are articles to help investors make more rational decisions about the stars.”

Managing Debt

MR presents Earning 25 Percent On My Previous Mortgage Payment posted at Money Reasons , saying, “Earning 25 Percent On My Previous Mortgage Payment by overlapping some awesome money instruments ”

PPlan presents Shop Around for Your Property, Not Your Bank posted at Provident Plan , saying, “Looking for a home? If so, then you know shopping around for both your mortgage and your new home can save you thousands of dollars. ”

Joe presents Private College Loans – What you need to know! posted at Personal Finance By The Book , saying, “College is expensive—we get it, but college can be far more expensive than it should be if you get involved with the wrong college loans. ”

Bob presents Is it a good idea to apply for a credit card? posted at ChristianPF , saying, “Credit card offers are everywhere. The ads are stuffed into our mailboxes, written on free t-shirts at college campuses, and even uttered by some pretty well known financial buffs. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s a good idea to think twice and consider your situation more carefully. ”

Real Estate

Corey presents Should You Build Your Own Home? posted at Steadfast Finances , saying, “Owning a home is the dream of most middle-class families. Not only does it offer the ability to be in control of your own housing environment as opposed to renting, but it offers long term financial security. Yet, it’s not always attainable. As we have mentioned before, buying a house can be difficult with the recent economy. ”

Jester presents Starting Out Rich Is Not As Satisifying As Becoming Rich posted at The Ultimate Juggle , saying, “My background from being poor to working and believing that I could become wealthy. ”

Philip presents Rental Repairs: The Cost of Fixing Up My Rental Property posted at PT Money Personal Finance , saying, “PT breaks down the costs of repairing and cleaning his rental property, the time invested, and offers some tips for do-it-yourself repairs. ”


Passive Income Earner presents Dividend Growth Index – 2012 Q2 Results posted at The Passive Income Earner , saying, “We are currently in our 3rd quarter of the Dividend Growth Index DGIwhich started back in September 2011 as a project to see how our picks a group of dividend focused bloggers would perform over time compared with an index. Here is a background on the Dividend Growth Index DGI. ”

Whitney presents Retirement Planning Software posted at Retirement Savings, saying, “While personal wealth should measure current financial investments and other salable assets, it should also measure your ability to sustain your household budget, build up your investment portfolio, and weather potential financial risk and misfortune across your lifetime.”


TSI presents Hard work and wealth posted at The Skilled Investor, saying, ” How much you earn, spend, budget, and save are by far the most dominant determinants of your long-term financial well-being. Self-control in your financial decision-making regarding budgeting and consumption is far more important than clever investing.”


John presents Upcoming Changes to Gift-Tax Exemption May Cost Your Children Millions posted at Wallet Blog , saying, “Have more than a cool million that you plan on passing down to your kids or others? Better start making plans to get that money out before the lifetime gift-tax exemption amount drops at the end of the year! ”

Paul presents Retirement Planning posted at Tax Planning Software, saying, “Retirement planning software should automate the development of lifetime projections that incorporate tax laws and rules associated with tax-advantaged retirement investment incentive programs such as traditional IRA, Roth, 401k, 403b, SEP, Keogh, and other retirement plans.”

Eddie presents If You’re Traveling, Don’t Forget To Pack Travel Insurance posted at Finance Fox , saying, “Travel insurance protects more than just the expense of your flight. ”

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1 krantcents July 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Thanks fo rthe inclusion and hosting, I really appreciate it.


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