To all my readers new and old, it’s a pleasure to be hosting the Best of Money Carnival this week. This carnival is one of the most well known in the personal finance blogosphere and always features a great collection of personal finance articles. After perusing a long list of outstanding articles, I have picked my favorites. Thanks to all the entries and continue to enter for a chance to be featured.
My Top 10 and Thoughts
Starting with the best, here they are.
- The Winner! 11 Great 40 Dollar Investments â€“ A great simple list of ways to spend 40 dollars well. A nice article without all the overwhelming information you see in other blogs.
- It’s Never Too Early to Teach Children Good Money Habits â€“ Teaching your children about finance should be a top priority today (or when you have them).
- How To Get More Value Out of Your College Education â€“ Too many people go to college because everyone else is going. Understanding why college is important and how to get the most out of it can set you far ahead of the crowd.
- What is a 529 College Savings Plan? â€“ In line with the last two articles, be sure to save for your kids college one day. Here’s a good summary on how to get started and what to expect.
- Wipe Away Debt Problems With Debt Snowflakes â€“ An interesting micro version on the popular “Snowball” theory Dave Ramsey followers know of.
- 5 Ways to Ask Your Boss for a Raise â€“ Learning how to get the most money for your work make improve your balance sheet than any other savings advice.
- When Your Dual Income is Cut in Half â€“ In a recession it’s important to know how to react when you lose a job. Here are some ideas to consider.
- Costs In Buying A Home Besides Your Mortgage â€“ Buying a house comes with a lot of responsibility. Be prepared with this great checklist before committing.
- Living frugally for early retirement â€“ We often overwhelm are lives with too much stuff. Here’s a fun perspective on a simple life in retirement.
- Avoiding Online Money Making Scams â€“ A few good reminders on what to avoid when walking through the financial world online.
Be sure to check out all the posts. If you would like to take part in a similar carnival that’s just getting started take a look at the Find Time, Save Money, and Have Fun Carnival page.