Weekend Rambling – Dec 8

Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Get Your Parents To Buy You a House! – To most parents, buying a house for their 18-20 year old son or daughter to manage as a rental property as they go through school seems like a …

KK @ Student Debt Survivor writes The “Hidden” cost of condo ownership – Ever considered purchasing a condo? Do you know all the costs associated with being a condo owner? We didn’t.

John @ Fearless Men writes 8 Essential First Date Tips for Men – I light read on how to prepare for a first date. I draw from my personal experience and advice from others.

John @ Frugal Rules writes How do Credit Cards Make Money? I Found Out the Hard Way – When you make a purchase with your credit card, do you know who you’re borrowing money from? I didn’t and years ago after getting myself into some credit card debt, I realized that I made an assumption that was fundamentally wrong about credit card companies – that they cared about me. I asked myself the question, ‘how do credit cards make money?’ and realized the answer would be my motivation for never getting into credit card debt again.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes Just Add Beer – Many Uses For Beer (Other Than Drinking) – Read about the other fascinating uses for beer other than just consumption.

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Things I Didn’t Expect About Buying Our First House – I didn’t really know anything at all about buying a house when we jumped into it. Sure I had a general idea about how things would go, but that’s pretty much…

Steve @ Grocery Alerts writes Holiday Savings Tips by Top Personal Finance Bloggers – The Holidays are sneaking up on us and I wanted to find out from some of the top Personal Finance Bloggers, their best tips for saving around the holidays.

Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Job Transition – My family is going through a small job transition right now. If there is such a thing. My husband’s company got bought out by another company.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Ways to Get a Personal Loan – I recently posted an article about things you should know before borrowing money.

krantcents @ KrantCents writes How to Shop for the Holidays – Have you started to shop for the holidays? Here we are again, the holidays are here and the day after Thanksgiving is the official opening of the season. A couple retail stores are talking about starting on Thanksgiving. This confirms we are a consumer oriented country! I know some of you have started already.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Eight Ways to Save During the Holidays – Eight suggestions for how you can keep your costs to a minimum during the holidays, while still have a great time and giving out plenty of presents.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes How Are You Affected by the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction? – Interest deductions, in general, began in 1913. At this time, the majority of Americans paid upfront for their homes rather than financing so the deduction wasn’t highly utilized. The deduction, which included interest paid on personal loans and credit cards, was later revised in 1986 to exclude these items.

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Australia’s Most Sustainable Cities – Although visitors are drawn to Australia for its natural beauty and stunning array of wildlife, the majority of its residents live in urban areas. Nearly 90% of its residents live in cities, mainly along the coastlines of this massive country.

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes 5 Things We Need To Buy, But Hate To Spend Money On – There are things that just about everyone spends money on, whether we like to or not. Here are the 5 worst offenders in my book.

SavingMentor @ How To Save Money writes Free Money: $100 Gift Card And Up To 5% Cash Back On Gas & Groceries – It’s time for another one of those posts where I talk about some company giving away practically free money for doing something that requires very little effort.

Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes Festively A Minimalist – Being a minimalist is great! Read why

Eddie @ Finance Fox writes What was Your First Job? What Did You Take Away From It? – What was your first job? What did you learn from your first job? Here’s my story on my fist job and hopefully you can share a story on your first job.

Michelle @ The Shop My Closet Project writes Whole Paycheck-Buying groceries without breaking the bank – In this fast paced life we live, it is easy to throw a meal in the microwave take it out and that’s it. Quick, fast, and easy. For me this isn’t an option. Why? Because I live to eat. I don’t eat to live. But I don’t want to go broke going to the grocery store.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes The Potential of Green Technology – The future of green technology seems to be in sustainable energy systems that is privately owned and operated. Learn more about my creative idea.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Four great ideas to use a Big Screen for an Autumn Festival or Company Function – Four great ideas to take advantage of Autumn weather, keep the kids entertained or plan your Company Function in a fun unique way.

IMB @ Investing Money writes Keeping Management Fees Low – Find out what fees you can expect and how to keep management fees to a minimum.

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes The 4 Most Popular Ways To Save For Your Child’s College Education – This article will discuss four ways to invest and save for your children’s college education. These strategies include 401k, ROTH IRA, 529 plans, & ESA.

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – Are you having difficulty saving extra money? Are you sick of living paycheck to paycheck? Find out how to improve your life with a budget.

Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes Afraid of Success – Every think about why you are not rich, or why you’re not trying to make more money? Perhaps you are afraid of success? Read how to overcome this fear.

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes Know Your Options in a Financial Emergency – You’re going to need some money, and sometimes that need can come up at the worst possible time. All across North America and Canada families find themselves short of cash with days or even weeks to go before the next paycheck comes in.

MR @ Money Reasons writes An iPad Mini For Christmas – Why and iPad mini for Christmas? This article is why I’m buying my daughter an iPad mini for Christmas but not one for myself.

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Secrets To Santa’s Success – In my recent interview with Santa, he revealed to me the elements that makes him a huge success.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes How Controlling Holiday Spending Is Like Controlling Your Holiday Weight Gain – Many of us take no steps to control holiday spending and are surprised and dismayed when the bill comes in January. It is typical for American’s to gain a pound during the holidays, BUT THEN WE NEVER LOSE IT. Just for fun, today we’ll show how controlling spending and controlling weight gain are similar.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Frugal Holiday Decorating Ideas – I don’t go overboard decorating for the holidays. I keep it simple, but Pinterest has me a little bit more interested in decorating this year. Without spending a bundle, check out some of the ideas I found browsing the boards:

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3 Responses to Weekend Rambling – Dec 8

  1. Thanks for including me in your carnival! I do a round-up on my site every Thursday and all you have to do is comment on Fearlessmen.com to get included.

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