By: Revanche

Carnival of Personal Finance #313: The Surprise Mid-Week Edition

June 15, 2011

Welcome, one and all, to the surprise edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance.  In life, there are always plenty of surprises. Whether you’re pleased or or disgruntled by them, however, depends on the surprise, doesn’t it?

OH!: Your financial advisor’s update starts with “I have to tell you, I wasn’t expecting this…”
Ohhh: and ends with “I’m sorry.”

Fanny from Living Richly on a Budget presents Life After College: 5 Finance Tips for Graduates

Jason from Live Real, Now presents 5 Reasons Your Wealth Isn’t Growing

Darwin from Darwin’s Money presents Disturbing Study: Americans Are HORRIBLE With Money – The Stats

Kay Lynn Akers from Bucksome Boomer presents How Do You Earn Your Money?

Tom from Stupid Cents presents 401k Beneficiary: All About 401k Beneficiaries

OH!: Nest egg covers a long-hoped for vacation.
Ohhh: Nest egg was raided.  By someone else. And spent. By that someone else.

Jim from Bargaineering presents Homemade Laundry Detergent

Money Beagle from Money Beagle presents Healthy Kids Yogurt That’s Half The Price!

Beating Broke from Beating Broke presents Opportunity Cost is Bull

Kim LaCapria from TotallyMoney presents Secret tips for budget-friendly dinner parties

Nicole from Nicole and Maggie: Grumpy Rumblings presents In praise of mending

Ryan from The Financial Student presents Living At Home Comes With Its Own Costs

Sustainable PF from Sustainable Personal Finance presents Sustainability Tip #159: Use a Commercial Car Wash

MBHunter from Mighty Bargain Hunter presents Merchants could take it on the chin for using Groupon. Should you care?

OH!: Your rating is through the roof and now qualifies you for incredible rates for your next purchase.
Ohhh: Your rate is through the roof. Your interest rate, that is.

Meghan from CreditDonkey presents Dos and Don’t of Summer Road Trips

Sun from The Sun’s Financial Diary presents Will Closing a Credit Card Improve Credit Score?

Real Estate
OH!: Your dream home, in the best location, priced reasonably!
Ohhh: It’s an inspector’s nightmare.

Amanda from My Dollar Plan presents 6 Defects Our Detail-Oriented Home Inspector Missed

Bret from Hope to Prosper presents Real Estate 101 – Investment Property

Kim McGrigg from Blogging for Change presents How to rent when you have bad credit

Len Penzo from Len Penzo dot Com presents If It Feels Good Do It: Maybe Strategic Defaults Aren’t So Bad After All

Tim Chen from NerdWallet Credit Card Watch presents What are the Best Store Credit Cards? (We Compare 18)


OH!:  Market bounds. (You were hoping for this.)

Ohhh: Market bottoms. (You were not hoping for this.)

Dan from ETFBase presents 10 Dow Stocks Yielding over 3% – But How’s the Performance of Dow Dogs?

D4L from Dividend Growth Stocks presents 7 Undervalued, Big-Name Stocks To Consider For Your Dividend Portfolio

Control Your Cash from Control Your Cash presents My Bank! My Precious Bank!

Teacher Man from My University Money presents Investing Series – Part 2

Matt from Dividend Monk presents Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Analysis

Mike from Green Panda Treehouse presents Life Insurance: When and Why

IS from Intelligent Speculator presents Brazil, A Great Investment To Add To Your Portfolio?

Div Guy from The Dividend Guy Blog presents Playing With Ex-Dividend Date

Dividend Growth Investor from Dividend Growth Investor presents Dividend Investing in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Kevin Mulligan from Blog presents The Risk of Variable Annuities

Pfblogger from Personal cents presents Switching 401ks

Philip Taylor from PT Money Personal Finance presents Betterment Review: We’re All Investors Now

Ben from Money Smart Life presents How to Track Your Investments

OH!: You negotiated and won.
Ohhh: You negotiated for a bigger piece of the pie and left with just the fork.

Bob from Christian Personal Finance presents How To Network As A Business Owner

Mike from The Financial Blogger presents How I Went From 30k to 100k in 5 Years

Lahesha Williams from Career Help for Christians presents 5 Ways To Find Work In A Tough Job Market

Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff presents Ten Money Tips For Students and Recent Grads

OH!: There was a stone left to turn, and you turned it for another tax break.
Ohhh: Uncle Sam had another stone left to turn. You owe.

Junior Boomer from Consumer Boomer presents 27 Tax Law Changes for 2011

Philip Taylor from Outlaw Finance presents 5 Ways Kids Can Help Lower Your Tax Bill

OH!: The money you’re not spending over time accumulates .
Ohhh: Over-spaving. (spending to save)

Echo from Boomer & Echo presents Why I Love Shopping At Costco

Diva from Diva In Debt presents What Every Girl Needs: Walk Away Money aka Emergency Fund

Money Management
OH!: Active management produces steady increase in net worth
Ohhh: Partner’s active management produces increase in net worth. Until partner departs, revealing gaping hole in heart and where net worth used to be.

Miranda from Money Crashers presents Divorce Process & Finances: How to Protect Yourself Financially When Getting a Divorce

Big Cajun Man from THE Canadian Personal Finance Blog presents You Need a New Set of Expensive Golfclubs

Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey from My Personal Finance Journey presents If We Could Have One Financial Do-Over…

Glen Craig from Free From Broke presents What Is a Probate Lawyer and When Would You Use One?

Squirrelers from Squirrelers presents Could You Easily Cover a Sudden, Unexpected $2000 Expense?

Jason from One Money Design presents

Jim Yih from Retire Happy Blog presents Do you BELIEVE you can become wealthy?

ElizabethG (Modern Gal) from Modern Gal presents Dealing with Big Financial Differences

OH!: Robust economy slide new grads into interviews with a minimum of desperation.
Ohhh: New grads move directly into old bedrooms.

Annabelle from The Year of Shopping Detox presents Day 159: Nobody cares about coins anymore

Justin from Money Is The Root presents Don’t Think it Can Happen to You?

Financial Uproar from Financial Uproar presents Are Experiences The New Stuff?

Dr. Dean from The Millionaire Nurse Blog presents The Debt Ceiling Controversy: Why You Should Care!

OH!:  Your restructured debt repayment plan gives you a sensible payoff deadline.
Ohhh: You married into a new set of debt. Or you are the new set of debt for your partner.

No Debt MBA from No Debt MBA presents Why Student Loans are the Worst Kind of Debt

Matt Bell from Matt About Money presents How to Mess Up Your Financial Life

OH!:  After revision, this year’s budget has more flexibility to meet your goals.
Ohhh: After revision, your budget is more binding than three glasses of Metamucil.

Well Heeled from Well Heeled Blog presents Why is Travel The Holy Grail of Personal Finance Spending?

Mike from Experiglot presents The $100 Swing

Revanche from A Gai Shan Life presents Doggle: The True Costs of Our New Pet

I leave this category to your imagination…..

Niki from Debt Free By Thirty presents Discussions on Materialism

Money Thinker from Money Thinking presents 10 Things to Double Check Before Buying a Used Car

Tom Drake from Canadian Finance Blog presents What Do Garage Sales Teach Us About Money?

Thank you to all the participants, both for their entries and for their patience.  Please be sure to submit the very best of your articles to next week’s Carnival when it is hosted by Tom of Stupid Cents

8 Responses to “Carnival of Personal Finance #313: The Surprise Mid-Week Edition”

  1. Thanks a million Revanche for hosting this week.


  2. Bucksome says:

    It’s a good surprise!

    Thanks for including my post.

  3. Kevin says:

    Thanks for the inclusion this week!

  4. Thanks for taking on the last minute hosting duties and for including our article.

  5. Thanks for the inclusion!

  6. Annabelle says:

    Yay! Thanks for including my post!

  7. Lahesha says:

    Thanks for the inclusion this week!! Can’t wait to read through the articles!

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