I found this graphic on Back on Pointe. Enjoy!
Archives for August 2013
Travis Pizel @ Enemy Of Debt writes Hotel Room Fees Exposed! – Have you ever looked at a hotel room bill? You may be surprised what you're being charged for!
Jo @ Jo Money Blog writes Ways to Save Money On Driving – Fuel, repairs, toll booths, insurance, breakdown recovery- these are just a few of the many costs involved when driving. Here are a few ways to cut your outgoings on your car expenses.
eemusings @ NZ Muse writes Budget travel: How do you decide what attractions are worth it? – Save or splurge? When to pay for sightseeing, and when to skip it?
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes The Best Customer Service is Now on Twitter – Most kids dream about becoming a firefighter or an astronaut or maybe even a customer service representative when they’re young. Oh, wait, that last one might be more of a nightmare. Let’s face it: a job as a CS rep isn’t exactly a high paying one and most of the reps I’ve talked to haven’t been the brightest or even the nicest. You would think that stupid people would at least try and get by being really nice, but maybe stupid people don’t know they’re stupid.
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Little house in Guatemala, week 37 – Update about living and fixing up a house in Guatemala.
Laurie @ Frugal Rules writes How to Take a 3 Month Long Summer Vacation for Cheap – Going on summer vacation can be expensive, especially with a family. However, if you’re creative, plan effectively and are frugal you can enjoy a nice vacation and hardly leave home.
Thomas @ JourneyScout writes Places to See in India – Travelling to India? Don't miss these great places to visit
John @ Imperative Travel writes Places to Visit in Malaysia – Travelling to Malaysia? Here are the places not to miss!
Simon @ Camp Travel Adventure writes Places to Visit in Germany – Don't miss this article if you're planning to travel to Germany.
I found this great graphic on Fit Fab Cities. Enjoy!
When was the last time that you went to the library? Do you even have a library card? I know so many people who don't go to the library and pay for things instead. BUT WHY?
I go to the library a lot. There are so many things there. It's peaceful, there are tons of books (like I really need to tell you all that…), movies, NEW movies, workout DVDs, and so on. Some might say “oh, well there's no way they have movies there that I would actually like.” Wrong! I have borrowed plenty of new movies from the library…. Read more
The path to a healthy lifestyle is a hard way when you are the only one rooting for you, and that's exactly how it was for me in the beginning.
Here I will show you what I think the fundamentals of healthy living are and how you can achieve your goals and get to where you want to be.
Tip #1 Drink lots and lots of water!
This is a given, and if you don't know this by now then you must live in a box. Water not only fills you up and prevents you from overeating, but it does great for your organs and skin. Try your best to drink 2 cups of ice water before each meal. This will keep those extra calories away, and if you're getting very close to your goal and the weight scale or body fat scale isn't budging, then not eating those extra calories can be very important…. Read more
Here is the Carnival of Financial Planning. Enjoy!
BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes Don’t Sell to Me, Man! – Don't you hate that moment at the car rental counter when the rep is pushing the insurance and upgrades on you? I don't like interacting with salespeople at all.
Jordann @ Making Sense of Cents writes Should Your Job Decide Your Emergency Fund? – An emergency fund is money that is set aside in case of emergency. It’s there for you when you need it for an unexpected expense, to prevent you from dipping into a credit card or a line of credit and ending up in debt.
FI Pilgrim @ FI Journey writes The True Impact Of Lifestyle Choices – Over the next few days, I kept thinking about the word lifestyle and the far-reaching impact that it has on our lives (and finances).
MARTIN @ Don't Throw Away Money writes Don't Make Matters Worse When Struggling With Debt – Battling with debt is something that many will face in life- finding a solution before it gets out of control is the key
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes I Am A Freelancer… What Five Business Moves Should I Make? – You have decided to leave your employer and make a go at a consulting business on your own.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Business Liability And Why It Is Important For Your Finances – Business liability insurance can and will help you and your business get through any type of situation, this form of insurance covers legal defense costs.
TTMK @ Tie the Money Knot writes Asking for a Prenup – Prenups can be a very tricky, sensitive topic. This post discusses the topic of how to ask for one.
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Free Summer Activities – Since most of us are on fairly tight budgets, it's important to explore these free summer activities to ensure a fun-filled summer for less. All of the activities discussed can be done either as a family, a couple, or even a group of friends.
Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes What’s the Best Day of the Week to Quit Your Job? – If you haven’t heard by now, I quit my job! My fiancee and I are moving and I did not want to make the hour plus commute so I gave my notice about a month ago. My last day was last Tuesday and so far being unemployed has been pretty awesome. Eventually I’m going to get back to my day job but for now I’m happy working online and living life. A lot of my co-workers thought it strange that I quit on a Tuesday but there was a method to my madness.
GD @ MLIQ123 writes What Is Permanent Life Insurance? – Even though most financial planners and advisers recommend buying term life insurance instead of permanent, that doesn't mean you shouldn't research all your options, including whole, universal and variable universal coverage. Here is a comprehensive guide to permanent life insurance and the pros and cons of policies. When buying life insurance, be sure to make an informed decision!
Hey everyone! Today I'm bringing you the Financial Carnival for Young Adults. There are a ton of great posts below so be sure to check as many of them out as you can. Head on over to the main carnival page if you want to join in next week.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Four Weekend Activities that Will Rock Your Financial World – If you can take a few minutes out once in a while on the weekend to perform just four financial activities, your financial world could change. Here are my suggestions on what those four activities should be!
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes Choosing a Home Size – My husband and I are trying to decide what size apartment/townhouse to rent next and are thinking through all types of roommate combinations. I play with rent numbers and other variables!
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes The Minefield of Checking Account Fees – Here’s How to Minimize the Damage – Checking accounts have become infamous for their various fees. See the most common checking account fees and how to minimize them.
DivFin @ Diversified Finances writes Positives of Working From Home – Yes, I do realize that self-employment isn’t all butterflies and beaches, and that there will most likely be some negatives, but for right now, I do think working from home will be awesome and that I will enjoy it. Doing what I love and not having to dread every single morning that I wake up? Sounds amazing!