Today MMYW is hosting the carnival of financial planning, a selection of posts related to… yes, exactly. Enjoy!
BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Mr.CBB @ canadian budget binder writes Should you decorate and renovate where you rent? – Decorating a living space makes the space a more inviting place to enjoy for many people. They say the rich get richer and that may be true especially when we give money away when we simply don’t have to.
Jen @ Prepping Is Sexy writes Food Insurance: Keeping Your Family Fed – I can’t be the only one noticing the skyrocketing prices everywhere. Products, both food and non-food items just keep getting more expensive. So what can you do? How can you ensure that your family will be able to eat if this continues?
Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes The mysterious case of the missing $1,200 and my new side hustle? – I find a volunteer position I really like, help a man put together his first budget, and talk him through how to make it better by tracking his spending
CAREER AND INCOME
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Career Aptitude: Choosing the Right Career For You – A career is something you’ll spend years of your life working with, so it’s important to choose wisely. Read here for helpful hints!
DEBT AND CREDIT
JP @ My Family Finances writes Lower Rates Means Saving More Money – In a down economy all we hear about are all the negative effects of low interest rates, including; dilapidated bond yields, a sluggish stock market, and low interest earning bank accounts.
Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes How to Survive Losing Your Job – Losing your job can be a very difficult and stressful event. Whether you were terminated from your job, your position was deemed redundant, or your company closed down, you will still be affected the same way.
INVESTING AND SAVING
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 5 Out of the Norm Ways to Save Money – We are always looking for ways to save money. Here are a handful of ways to save money that you might have overlooked that can save you big!
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Buying Local versus Shopping Online Overseas – Should you support local business or save your money by shopping online? Do you know how each decision can impact you or your local economy?
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Three kitchen appliances that will help you slash your food budget – Cutting down your food budget is about inventiveness and ingenuity. Sometimes it is also about technology as with these three kitchen appliances.
IMB @ Investing Money writes Growth Stocks for 2014 – It’s March 2014, and we’re searching for growth opportunities in stocks thoroughly! Read here for growth stocks finds in this new year.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Your 401(k) – When I started this site back in 2011, it was only a hobby. I didn’t ever expect to gain the following that I now have or turn it into a viable business but that’s what it’s become. Over the years, I’ve picked up a ton of knowledge about topics ranging from investments and credit cards to budgeting and creating multiple sources of income.
Monica @ Monica On Money writes How To Live On One Paycheck – Living on one paycheck is a thought that many dual income households do not think about.
Jen Perkins @ Master the Art of Saving writes How to Start Saving Money (Even if you’re always broke) – Each month our debt was growing, so how could I save 10% of nothing or $50 we didn’t have? Everybody has to start somewhere; otherwise they will never start at all. Small changes over time can make a big difference, so if you’re not ready to make dramatic changes to your finances…at least start with baby steps.
Andrew Pohl @ Finance with Reason writes Should I Invest in Penny Stocks? – Making millions overnight is a fun thought, but when it comes to investing, buying profitable companies puts the odds in your favor while penny stocks don’t.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes More than a Blueprint: Four Key Points to Consider to Enhance the Quality of Your Business Plan – Part of my day to day job is helping advise start-ups or potential entrepreneurs on the metrics of their business plan, and model.
Larry @ KrantCents writes How to Get Rich? – Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me! (Steve Jobs)
RETIREMENT AND TAXATION
Michael Kitces @ Nerd’s Eye View writes Life Expectancy Assumptions In Retirement Plans – Singles, Couples, And Survivors – Retirement plans are built around how long you expect to live in retirement. Here we look at the important differences in life expectancy between males, females, couples, and survivors!Retirement plans are built around how long you expect to live in retirement. Here we look at the important differences in life expectancy between males, females, couples, and survivors!
Alice @ Hurricanes, Panties & Dollars writes The pterodactyl retirement plan – An interesting conversation, a plan to trap a pterodactyl and waking back up in the real world. Plus a fun, catchy video and perhaps a little talk about retirement.
Justin @ Root of Good writes Will My Kids Be Okay If I Retire Early? – Is it possible to retire early to a life of leisure while raising kids that understand hard work and success? Of course! Find out why retiring early won’t screw up your kids.