Welcome to the April 21, 2008 edition of the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances. With over 60 submissions and more than 50 articles selected for inclusion, this week’s carnival features loads of great tips for building a bright financial future, so let’s dive right into the articles!
There were three posts this week that I think really stood out from the pack:
First was the post from Erica Douglass on three businesses you can run in a bad economy. A recession doesn’t mean you’re going to starve, it just means you need to work harder — and smarter — to continue to be successful. Three Business Ideas That Will Help You Thrive During A Recession will inspire you to ride out the tough times, and you can read it over at erica.biz.
The Baglady has an excellent short post about how we can make our thinking and our actions, not luck, determine our futures — also timely given the economic times. Read Don’t Let Bad Luck Determine Your Future at The Baglady.
Finally, ChristianPF presents a specific but useful frugal tip: How to watch HD TV on your computer. You can find the quick how-to guide at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog.
Sarah presents Four ways to suck less at vintage & thrift shopping posted at SARAHSPY.
Meg introduces FruWiki.com! posted at All About Appearances. Meg says: “As a fellow twenty something trying climb out of debt, I’ve embraced living more frugally and am in awe of the cleverness of fellow frugalites of all generations. We are truly fortunate to be the internet generation and have the technology to share that information so easily and widely. I launched FruWiki.com so that we could gather and share some of the great wisdom out there and help others live more on less.”
Hank presents Am I off my rocker or are food prices going up faster than anything else? posted at My Investing Blog.
Sam presents New Car Features and Buying Tips ! Surfer Sam posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, “The News About New Cars Brand new features for fun and safety. Smarter, safer cars are taking care of us”
Debt and Credit
GBlogger presents 800 Credit Score, Strong Income, Strong Assets Not Enough To Save HELOC posted at Can I get Rich on a Salary?, saying, “The credit market is getting harsher on loans and particularly on home-equity lines of credit, as this true story illustrates.”
Budgeting, Money Management, and Saving
Chica with issues presents How much is your time worth? It is a cost that needs considered. posted at Bumblefucked.
Nadege presents Learn why allocating your paycheck is the key to becoming wealthy posted at fabulous finances.
Investing, Real Estate, and Earning Money
KCLau presents How to Identify and Invest in the Hot Stocks of Tomorrow posted at KCLau’s Money Tips, saying, “A review of the book “Finding the Next Starbucks by Michael Moe.”
FIRE Getters presents a post on using Etrade’s Quickplan – Personalized & Easy Retirement Planning! posted at FIRE Finance.
Taxes and the Economy
Living off Dividends presents Tax Benefits Of Passive Income posted at LIVING OFF DIVIDENDS, saying, “As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “A penny saved is a penny earned”. See how to save money through advantageous tax rates on your blog income and other passive income sources.”
Sagar presents Are Bernanke’s Hands Tied? 8 Reasons the US May Be in Worse Trouble Than You Think posted at Currency Trading.net.
The Investor presents Hands off our falling house prices posted at Monevator.com, saying, “Why are rising prices for wheat and rice bad, and yet falling prices for houses not thought of as good? Because the truth is that for many 20-somethings, lower real estate prices can’t come soon enough.”
Steve Faber presents - Statistics on Divorce – How You Can Avoid Becoming One of Them posted at DebtBlog.
That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Twenty Somethign Finances…thanks for reading and for the great submissions!
Was your article not included? I tried to include as many submissions as possible, however, I omitted some for the following reasons: 1.) The topic was not really related to personal finance for twenty somethings 2.) The link was invalid 3.) There was already an included submission from the same blog.