Lifestyle Carnival

14th December 2013

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Andrea @ So Over This writes Avoid Travelocity and Their Poor Customer Service – I have explained in previous posts that I am one to rant, and this is my soapbox from which I stand. I feel like I am a magnet for poor customer service, and all the headaches that come with it.

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Holiday Travel Tips 2013 – If you are planning to travel this holiday season? If so, you definitely should start making plans as early as possible because, as most of us know, traveling during the holidays can be expensive, tiring and stressful.

Sally @ Tiny Apartment Design writes A Review of Honeyfund Vs. Wanderable for Honeymoon Fundraising – Looking a little closer at the “lowest fees” of the Wanderable honeymoon fundraising site

Adam @ Travel Ideaz writes Eating False Goats in a Ghost Town in Uruguay – Dishes to give a go when you hit the ghost towns of Uruguay.

Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Little house in Guatemala, week 52, back home edition – I finally made my way back to Guatemala, just on time for my one year anniversary. I had been away for over two months, and thankfully the trip back was less eventful than the way out via Cancun.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes 4 Ways to Travel for Mind-Bogglingly Cheap Prices – Check out these four ways to travel for mind-bogglingly cheap prices.


Michelle @ Diversified Finances writes How To Be Successful and Happy – Everyone wants to be successful. Yes, I said it. I don’t know of many people who can say that their goal is not to be successful. Being successful doesn’t mean that everything is about how much money you make.

Dee @ Color Me Frugal writes 12 Free or Cheap Ways to Get Exercise in the Winter – Here are 12 frugal and fun ways to make sure you stay active when the weather turns cold!

KK @ Student Debt Survivor writes CSA shares are a healthy way to get your day’s worth of fruits and veggies, but are they unhealthy on the wallet? – CSA shares are a healthy way to get your day’s worth of fruits and veggies, but are they unhealthy on the wallet?

David Leonhardt @ The Happy Guy writes Why Use Protein Shakes? – Protein comes in many forms, but sometimes it is the most accessible form that’s best. Let’s look at protein shakes, which are the quick-and-easy form of protein.



John @ Frugal Rules writes How I Come Up With Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids – Shopping for Christmas presents for children can be a challenge when you want to be frugal and are on a limited budget. With a little creativity, you can come up with great Christmas gift ideas for your kids and still be frugal at the same time.

Lisa E. @ Lisa Vs. The Loans writes Use Your Personal Network to Save Major $$$ on Your Wedding – It’s no secret weddings are expensive. But with some creativity and a lot of help, you can achieve the wedding of your dreams regardless of your budget!

Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes My Son’s Christmas List Revealed – How Much Do You Spend on Kids For Christmas? – I’m always curious what other people spend on their kids for Christmas. Check out the list we have for my son, and tell me what you think!



Hank @ Money Q&A writes Is Your Excessive Tipping Causing Poor Service For Others At Restaurants? – Is your excessive tipping ruining service at restaurants for the rest of us that have to come into contact with poor servers? Are we reinforcing bad service with excessive tipping?

Tony @ We Only Do This Once writes The Debt to Income Ratio Factor – The Importance of Your Debt to Income Ratio Debt to income ratio is a major factor for banks when evaluating a loan Your debt to income ratio is a pretty big ratio to take heed of.

Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance writes Prepare Financially for the New Year – Prepare Financially for the New Year has been published on Minimalist FinanceEvery year seems to go faster and faster, and 2013 was no exception. We have just a few short weeks left of the 13th year of the millennium, and it’s time to start preparing for the new year, financially.

Cat Alford @ Budget Blonde writes We Rocked November – I was really determined to make November an awesome month financially, and I’m proud to say despite several setbacks, we drop kicked November in the face!

Tushar Mathur @ Everything Finance writes Working To Live Or Living To Work? – The concept of work and its role in a human’s life has always been somehow controversial in whether job is a ‘need to’ or a ‘want to’.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes The TRUE Cost of Moving – I used to think that calculating the cost of moving was simple. The calculation looked something like this: Cost of packing supplies + cost of movers (optional) + uhaul rental = cost of moving Oh boy, was I wrong.

Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Cut the Crap This Christmas – You don’t have to give or receive “stuff” this Christmas. Cut the crap and go for consumable gifts!

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Grow or Buy – Can I Save Money Buying My Food? – The Pros and Cons of buying your Food and whether you can save money or not compared to growing it on your own.

JP @ My Family Finances writes Save On Healthcare Costs – What are some of the ways that you can keep these healthcare costs under control?

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes What Is A Bitcoin? – In the past several months, more and more people have been asking me about the stock market, the US Dollar, and just in general where the direction of the

Sam @ Grad Money Matters writes Interested in Flipping Cars? – Do you consider yourself great with cars? Can you tell whether something is an expensive fix or a cheap and quick fix? Can you fix cars yourself? If these scream “me, me me!” then you might be interested in flipping cars for some side income.

Ben Luthi @ The Wealth Gospel writes Fun Ways to Give This Holiday Season – Giving is on everyone’s minds during the holiday season. Here are some of my favorite ways to give

Kay @ Green Money Stream writes How I Overcame the Lure of Llifestyle Inflation – It’s easy to get caught up in the chase of lifestyle inflation, especially as you start to earn more money in your 30’s. Here’s how lifestyle inflation began to take hold on me and how I was able to resist its lure.

Daisy @ When Life Give You Lemons writes Applying the “Less is More” Philosophy to Your Finances – Pinterest and magazines are covered with the “less is more” design slogan. And it makes sense when you apply it to designing your living room, or even minimalist website designs with tons of white space. But what about your finances? Could less ever be more when it comes to cold, hard cash?

Christopher @ This That and The MBA writes How To Start Preparing For Retirement In Your Twenties – You’ve probably got yourself your first proper job in your twenties, having possibly been to university or traveling since college. So, first thing’s first: you need to get straight. Depending on if and when you went to University, you can probably expect to have a student loan, and the reality for many is that there is some unpaid debt on credit cards and loans.

Tonya Stumphauzer @ Budget and the Beach writes How I Made 10k in Side Income – A breakdown of how I made 10k in side income in 2013.

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Tuning Up a Bicycle is Easier and Cheaper Than You Think – Ever since I moved up to Newport Beach a few months ago, I have been biking nearly everywhere. When you don’t have a job, you have a lot more free time on your hands so you’re not in quite as much of a rush. A lot of people think riding your bike takes significantly more time than driving in a car, but once you’ve got a few weeks of riding under your belt, you can make surprisingly good time. You might show up to your destination a little sweaty, but you’ll save a ton on gas and you g

Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes Making enough money for retirement – Everyone can make a little extra money, it is not that difficult. This post will give you several ideas about making enough money for retirement.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Unhappy with Your Job? How to Make Yourself Happier – It’s been a little over a year since I was able to meet my goal of being full-time and a regular employee in the company, and I have since realized that it’s not all I had cracked it up to be.

Jefferson @ See Debt Run writes Finding a Cell Phone Plan For Kids – Finding a kids cell phone plan without breaking the bank can be tricky, but with a little bit of research it can be done.




Brian Fourman @ Luke1428 writes My 8 Step Method for Writing a Blog Post – After several frustrating months of writing, I realized the need to come up with a procedure for seeing an idea through from inception to publish date. Here’s what I developed.



Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes DIY Holiday Gifts: Cookie Exchange – This year, I’ve been invited to a cookie exchange. Basically, I bake one type of cookie, bring a huge amount (because we’ll be taste testing and swapping), then package them up as gifts. I’ll leave the event with about 60 different types of cookies packaged into a handful of gifts. It will be another great way to give gifts to colleagues and friends without spending a ton of money.

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11 thoughts on “Lifestyle Carnival

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  2. S M Sarowar

    Retirement age can be relaxed or enjoyable, if you have life insurance, medical insurance and term life insurance. We need to adopt personal finance, financial planning process for healthy lifestyle. Thanks for the post!


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