Carnival of Money Pros Missing Blog Edition

Welcome to the Carnival of Money Pros Missing Blog Edition.

Occasionally, a blogger misses their schedule or they just aren’t blogging anymore, and that’s when we’ll occasionally pick up a carnival session.  Such is the case this week.  The former host hasn’t posted in months, so here is this week’s carnival.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Five steps to financial security – Some of the most basic steps you can find to becoming financially secure

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Never Buy Flea Market Computers – When I was 19 years old, I had just moved away to college. I earned a couple of thousand to cover what I wanted and I made a mistake…

ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes A Dividend Stream For Entertainment – We decided to create a dividend stream for Entertainment Timez. The dividend stream will help fund the entertainment activities here!

Hank @ Money Q&A writes What To Know Before You Invest In A Rental Property – When you invest in a rental property, it can be a great investment. But, you need to spend a bit of time thinking about these issues to make sure everything goes according to plan.

Cat Alford @ Budget Blonde writes All Your Twin & Pregnancy Questions Answered! :) – First of all, I feel like I have to keep saying thanks to all of you. It’s probably the hormones, but I’m feeling extra grateful for my online community. I may or may not have cried reading all of your sweet comments last week. Thank you for taking the time to write them.

Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes Allowance Pay Rates For Kids – This is my take on allowance pay rates for kids and the rates that I currently pay my kids. Once the become teenagers, I may change the pay rate though, but for now, they are happy.

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes You Can Actually Make Money by Hoarding Real Pennies… – Whenever I research a post for this site, I usually have a lot of fun zooming around the Internet looking for the wackiest, strangest ways people can make money.

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Better To Be Safe: Setting Up An Emergency Fund – It’s important to ensure that families are constantly working to purchase only what they need, while setting aside an emergency fund for all possibilities.

Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Aligning Financial Goals in a Relationship – Find out what your financial goals in a relationship should be and how to align them.

SavingMentor @ How To Save Money writes Why You May Not Need An Emergency Fund – Emergency funds are almost always highly recommended by personal finance gurus and advocates of all types as one of the first financial priorities for any person no matter their financial situation.

Don @ Money Reasons writes Pros and Cons of Automation – Automation is great for business processes but very bad for workers.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Five Insurance Policies Every Small Business Owner Needs – This is the weekend you finally decided it’s time to start your own business.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes What’s your money mentality? – Whatever are your childhood experiences, they form your money mentality

Bargain Babe @ BargainBabe.com writes Jealousy: My Friend Has Her Dream Job, I Don’t – Jealousy: My Friend Has Her Dream Job, I Don’t offers tips on saving money every day.

Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Rethinking the United States ‘AAA’ Rating – Does the US still deserve a AAA credit rating?

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes What Will the Short and Long Term Outlook Be for Twitter Shares? – If you know anything at all about Twitter you’ll undoubtedly have heard about its forthcoming stock exchange debut.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes 7 Ways to Succeed in a Virtual Career Fair – A guide to ways you can succeed in virtual job careers, giving advice on finding them, preparing, attending, and following up on the jobs you look into.

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes What is Your Wastefulness Pet Peeve? – Recently I held my annual Grandma Rie’s Money Camp for my two grandchildren. This year, I invited their other grandma along with one of her grandchildren (my grandchildren’s cousin).

Ryan @ Cash Money Life writes How Much Did the Great Recession Cost You? – Do you know how much the Great Recession cost you? A recent study calculates average family losses, including home value, lost wages, investments, and more.

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Budgeting for Retirement Sooner Rather Than Later – Why budgeting for your eventual retirement needs to be done now instead of at a later date.

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes The Importance of Family – Learn more about how career-minded people can place a huge importance on family.

Jacob @ AllPersonalFinance writes Follow Your Dreams: How to Achieve Higher Education Without the Cost – So you have decided that you would like to pursue getting a master’s degree. However, what scares you the most is the amount of education debt you’d have to take out just to get another degree.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes How to Grocery Shop – If you are interested in learning how to cook, then you are going to need to know how to grocery shop. You might be thinking that grocery shopping is rather easy to do. The actual task of grocery shopping is easy, but I am going to show you how to grocery shop and make it worth your money.

Cindy @ MidLife Finance writes ‘Foolproof’ Numbers: Can You Trust Them? – The question you should be asking yourself is: ‘what can we comfortably afford?’ That’s what you want to borrow. Not a penny more. mortgage.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 7 Life Lessons From The Very Wealthy – If you want to become wealthy, you need to learn life lessons from the very wealthy.

IMB @ Investing Money writes Investing in Specialty Drug Companies – The Pew Research Center estimates that 10,000 boomers will retire daily for the next 19 YEARS! The place to be is in the drug and health care field.

Jim @ Save College Money writes Saving College Money Update 1 – Well, it’s official, I saved some money for college!First let me start with the carnival submission service that I’m offering.  I got my first inquiry but the blogger (client) was in a niche that didn’t have many carnivals to submit to.&

Daisy @ Suburban Finance writes Would You Have a Secret Bank Account From Your Spouse? – Hiding money from a spouse can be a practice that is considered bad, but sometimes hiding money from your husband or wife can be helpful.

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes The Next Step: Is Graduate School Worth It? – More and more grads are looking for that edge that will land them a dream job. Asking “Is Graduate School Worth It?” is important in making your next move.

Tushar Mathur @ Everything Finance writes My Tips for Saving for A New Baby (Or Two!) – Saving for a new baby (or two) is definitely a life altering process. However, it’s not impossible. Here’s how I’m doing it.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes The New Job Search: Where to Find the Job of Your Dreams – Facing the unemployment dilemma? Maybe you’re just sick of your current job. No fear – here’s where online to find and apply for a new job.

Minimalist @ Minimalist Finance writes There’s no Such Thing as Passive Income – Passive income is the best type of income. It’s income that you don’t have to do any work to accumulate. It’s coveted by people everywhere.

Tushar @ Earn More and Save writes Supercharged Savings: 5 Purchases to Make in the Fall Season – The pumpkins are out, the leaves are falling, and the weather is cooling. Fall is in the air. Fall is a beautiful season and also the start of the holiday rush. Halloween is quickly approaching with Thanksgiving and Christmas following close behind. Make the following purchases for the rest of the year!

Eva Baker @ TeensGotCents writes Skin Care Tips For Teens – Noreen Young Cosmetics – Professional advice and skin care tips for teens as well as how to save money on cosmetic products from Noreen Young, professional make-up artist.

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Questions that First Time Home Buyer Should Ask – You may have found yourself ready to buy your first home and may have even discovered your dream home.

Brent @ PersonalFinance-Tips writes Several steps toward improving your personal finance – Earning money today can be a complicated and a hard thing to do. We all blame it on the failing economy of the world, but it can’t always be just that. Great minds had said that you should always start from yourself, anytime you have a problem.

Lindy @ Minting Nickels writes Try This Technique to Save on College Costs – Imagine graduating college in 2.5 or 3 years instead of the typical 4 to 6 years that most students take to graduate.

Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes Trending Downward – I was reviewing my family’s medical expenses the other day and was happy to find that our medical expenses have been coming in lower this year.

Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes You Should Spend More and Save Less (Especially Grad Students) – I criticize the advice of an economist to spend more and save less as a young college graduate.

Steve @ 2011 to 2013 Tax writes A Look At The 2014 Tax Deadline – Like most years, the tax deadline for 2014 falls on April 15. Failure to file federal income taxes by this date results in penalties. Most people seek to avoid these financial penalties and get their taxes in on time.

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes The Boom in Posh Pawnbrokers – If you watch any TV at all you have probably at least glanced at some of the myriad Pawn reality shows that have become so popular as of late. Cash poor but asset rich Americans are turning to pawn brokers for short-term loans, something that has been dubbed ‘high-class pawn brokering.’

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes The facts about Socially Responsible Investing – Socially responsible investors care more about the impact of their investments then the actual money that their investment will make.

Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Your Fuel Economy Cheat Sheet – One of the most important influencing factors for gas mileage is the one that is completely different from automobile to automobile; the driver.

Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Tips for Creating an Engaging and Profitable Website – Having a website is definitely a must-have business tool today. The problem is that most business website owners do not really have a clue as to how to optimize their website and, more importantly, make it profitable.

Matt @ Budget Snob writes What kind of Debt is the Worst? – We all know that carrying any kind of debt is not exactly a good thing but is there actually a wost kind of debt to carry?

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes 5 Things You Shouldn’t Look for in Your New Home – One of the most important aspects is to actually find the right house for you, something that can be exceedingly difficult for first-time buyers who do not have the experience of knowing exactly what they want.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes Airline Fees That Might Actually Be Worth Paying For – While most people are loathe to pay anything extra when traveling by plane, especially considering that it is so darned expensive already, there are actually a few extras that might be worth paying for.

Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes How to Figure Out your Credit Score – The average person has a very basic idea about their Credit Score. It is either great, good or bad. But what exactly does your Credit Score really mean?

Hadley @ Epic Finances writes An Excellent ETF fund: Vanguard Dividend Appreciation – If you are looking for a great vehicle to meet some of your financial goals, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (NYSEARCA: VIG) exchange traded fund (ETF) is definitely one you should consider.

Andrea @ So Over This writes The Movers Destroyed My Belongings! – My wife and I just went through the process of moving, twice within a 4 month span. We hired the same movers both times, and thought we had received good service the first time around.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes The Best Car Price Negotiation Tips – The average person absolutely dreads purchasing a new car for one simple reason; negotiating for the price. Successfully negotiating an excellent price on a new car entails some research, commitment, the right attitude and more than a little bit of patience.

Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes Can you Really Go Contract Free with your Smart Phone? – Today there are plenty of options that you can take advantage of once your current phone contract has expired.

Katie @ IRA Basics writes What Does Business Capitalisation Mean? – A phrase often seen in business-related publication is that of business capital or business capitalisation. What does that mean?

Sam @ The New Business Blog writes Entrepreneur Tips on Using LinkedIn from the Pros – Here are several tips and some great advice that successful entrepreneurs use to get lots more eyes in front of your content.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes Barbados Luxury on a Budget – Many people consider budget and luxury to be at opposing ends of a financial spectrum. This is not necessarily always the case.

Monica @ Monica On Money writes $25 Giveaway & I Still Want A Cheaper iPhone Plan – $100 Per Month For An iPhone Is Not Frugal! My 2 year long contract with AT&T FINALLY ended this week! So I am excited to find a new (cheaper) cell phone plan and start saving some money!

Holly @ Club Thrifty writes Working at Home: Pros and Cons – Ever since I quit my job to work from home, people have asked me if it is as awesome as it sounds.

Natalie @ Debt and the Girl writes Finding Alternatives for Buying a Big House – Tthere has been a recent movement lately in buying smaller homes. Some people have gotten even more creative and have built homes out of structures like caves, storage sheds, and even cars! It may seem unbelievable but it is true.

FI Pilgrim @ FI Journey writes Get More Done: A Few Favorite Productivity Methods – We could all use some extra time in the day. Here is a list of a few of my favorite productivity methods that help me to get more done!

Robert @ Entrepreneurship Life writes Take Your Business to the Next Level with Amazing Service – Last year, a customer signed a contract to one of my companies for a service that was cancelled last minute. When he cancelled, he offered to pay the entire contract amount, but I let him off with just the deposit. Why? Because that’s good service.

Christopher @ This That and The MBA writes 5 Things you Need to Know about Financial Spread Betting – Financial spreading is an area of interest to a lot of people, who are keen to increase their income by speculating on financial markets. However, many people lack the confidence that comes with understanding, to immerse themselves into this type of trading.

Adam @ Money Bulldog writes Shopping with Kids: How Not to Let It Ruin Your Life and Budget – Dealing with kids during errands can be a difficult task sometimes but here are some ideas on how to manage through those days.

Dollar @ Easy Extra Dollar writes Easy Ways To Make Money Online – Online working is attractive way of earning money for most of the people who want to work at home. Online working is also magnetizing towards itself because there is no age limit in it and no qualification restrictions.

Chuck @ The Tortoise Banker writes Protect Your ASSets and Income – Get Rich Once. Follow these important steps to assure you are prepared should the worst happen and can thrive under any circumstances.

Jessica Moorhouse @ Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes For Love & Money Friday – Making a Budget as a Couple – Every Friday my husband and I get together to talk money, and this week we discuss budgets, specifically creating a joint budget for both of us to use to reach our mutual financial goals.

Justin @ Root of Good @ Root of Good writes $150,000 Income, $150 Income Tax – Justin at Root of Good reveals how his household made $150,000 and paid only $150 in income taxes through a combination of contributions to workplace savings plans and IRA’s. Tax efficient investing and tax loss harvesting also played a key role in keeping his income taxes at 0.1%.

John @ Frugal Rules writes Reasons Why You Should Start Investing for the Long Run – Many people want to go for the quick buck when it comes to investing. However, a long term approach in generally best if you’re looking to build wealth and grow a decent retirement portfolio that will last.

Matt Becker @ Mom and Dad Money writes Start Investing Now, Even if You Stink – Many people avoid investing out of fear. They fear doing something wrong and losing all of their money. But the truth is that those first few years of returns are relatively unimportant to your final result. So get started today, even if you don’t know what you’re doing. The benefits of starting far outweigh the risks of getting something wrong.

Carrie @ ReadyForZero Blog writes What to Do When You’ve Got Too Much Credit Card Debt – Feeling overwhelmed by credit card debt? Then it’s time to take action to regain control of your finances! This post shares helpful steps you can take in order to help you conquer your debt.

Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes 8 Tips Everyone Should Know about Home Insurance – Purchasing home insurance is the best way to protect yourself against the elements and other disasters. There are a few things that everyone should know about it, though. Here are a few tips that everyone should know about home insurance.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Do You Know What Monthly House Payment You Can Afford? – If you are getting ready to purchase a new home, one of the very first questions you will be asked by your Loan Officer when you speak to them for the first time is: How much of a monthly house payment do you think you can afford?

Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes Are Appliance Protection Plans Worth The Cost? – Our appliance protection plan saved us $500 when our water heater broke down. But did it really save us in the long run?

Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Cheap DIY Halloween costumes: How to Make Fairy Wings, Wand and Crown – This post will show you how to make cheap DIY halloween costumes: How to Make Fairy Wings, Wand and Crown

Pauline @ Make Money Your Way writes Make money renting your car or vehicle – This post will show you on how to make money by renting your car or vehicle.

Taylor @ The Keystone Blog writes Can I Finance a Car in My Business Name? – To finance a car in your business name, there is a wealth of documentation you will need to furnish, and your business will typically need to be at least 2-years old, with established credit, income, and legal documentation.

Chad @ The Stock Market and I writes Know When to Fold ‘Em – A look at how the psychological factor of denial can influence decision making around your investments

Mr. CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Budget Smarts- eating right for a healthy life – Eating well doesn’t have to break your budget nor does eating healthy mean you have to create meals with ingredients you just don’t understand. Learn some substitutions for common foods and how you too can eat well on less.

Well, that’s it folk, hope you enjoyed the selections