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Carnival of Retirement

I’m happy to host this awesome carnival, there are some fantastic articles this week. Which did you enjoy most?

Editor’s Picks

Kayla @ Shoeaholic No More writes Confessing to my Family – Boy was I nervous to confess. I still haven’t given them the blog address, but I think the time is coming now that they are in the know about my debt.

Matt @ Budget Snob writes Mortgage Loans – 5 Tips to Future Proof Your Loan – Nothing is certain in the world of finance, but there are definitely ways we can protect ourselves and plan for the future.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes You Should Always Seek Value – To get yourself financially free, to make good investments and to get through life in a calm and relaxed manner – you should always seek value.

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes How Much Risk Should You Be Comfortable With – There is no One-Size-Fits-All answer to this conundrum. Investment is inherently risky.

Money Management

Sam @ The New Business Blog writes Want to be Successful? Avoid These 5 Emotionally Charged Habits – There are, to be sure, many things that contribute to your overall success. Things like your attitude, your ability to lead, your people skills and so forth all have a big influence on it, no doubt.

Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Watch out for these Back to School Spending Mistakes – Much to the chagrin of children everywhere another school year is about to start, and that means that parents across the country are busy stocking up on school supplies.

Justin @ iPlugin writes Apple just sold 10 Million new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units – The new iPhone 6 was recently released and, in its first weekend alone, Apple sold over 10 million units, which was better than their previous record of 9 million that was sold during the weekend launch last year of the iPhone 5.

Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes The Best Time of the Year to Land Yourself an Investment Banking Job – Few people know it and even fewer will admit it that bank recruitment is actually a seasonal process.

Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes 6 Ways Shoppers are Deceived! – Brands and advertisers use specific marketing tactics to convince shoppers to make purchases There are some tactics that they use that, while not illegal, border on being unethical.


Hadley @ Epic Finances writes Stock Investing Myths and Truths Part 4 of 4 – Even though there’s plenty of information about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to investing in the stock market, many myths still refuse to die.

Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes If you are single do you need to invest in life insurance? – Life insurance is a very important acquisition as it allows you to provide for the people left behind after you die. In the vast majority of cases this means your dependents such as a partner and any children you may have.

Katie @ IRA Basics writes 4 IRA Withdrawals that Actually Make Sense – Withdrawing funds from a traditional IRA before a person turns 59 ½ usually means that they’re going to pay a lot of taxes and penalties.


Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes 3 Mortgage Strategies to Manage a Simple Home Loan – Love your home but not the additional paperwork? Do your eyes glaze over when you have to crunch some numbers?

Andrea @ So Over This writes You’re Handling Retirement Savings All Wrong! – Saving money for retirement is something that is very near and dear to me.

Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes Best Way to Collect Superannuation Funds during Retirement – If you work in Australia, then you are likely to have at least one superannuation account set up to help you out financially during your retirement.

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes These 5 Savings ‘Tricks’ might not be so good after all – Even the best intentions that you have for saving money can sometimes lead to financial problems.





Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Looking for a Store Credit Card? Don’t Look Here – Store credit cards can sometimes seem like the bargain of the month, especially when you’re standing at the cash register and the pretty cashier tells you that, if you “sign-up today,” you’ll get an extra 10, 15 or 20% off of your total purchase.

Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes How Does Cash Advance Work? – A cash advance is very similar to a payday loan, except the terms are generally a bit longer.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes Beware of these Debit Card Dangers – Many people have taken to using debit cards in order to keep themselves from overspending and racking up a lot of credit card debt.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes Some Facts to Consider before Filing for Bankruptcy – For many consumers the thought of having to file bankruptcy can cause quite a bit of anxiety.

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes Home Loan Repayment Calculator Advice – For most people, being a homeowner is the ultimate milestone, but is your loan really working for you?

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