It’s been an age since I last saw y’all here for a Carnival, welcome back!
One of the things I’ve been doing, in addition to a bit of housekeeping and redecorating here, is making some changes to the Carnival of Personal Finance. Moving with the times, and all that, we’re trying out a new format where we highlight ten of the best submissions. As I’ve got submissions from last week as well, I expanded the size for this edition slightly.
The theme I was feeling from the best of the submissions in these past couple of weeks is life changes: so many people are going through or planning for life changes and there’s a lot of good information on how to do it a little more gracefully, spending a little less money while these things happen. Have a seat, have a read, and share with your friends!
WORK AND CAREERS
eemusings from NZ Muse is dealing with a layoff in the family again: Surviving a layoff: 2009 vs 2014.
Miss T. from Prairie Eco Thrifter reminds us that No Matter Your Career, You’re a Brand: keep your image and your reputation in shame if you want to remain employed, or come up for promotions and raises.
Mr. 4HWD from The Four Hour Work Day declares that we ought to Save Your Passions for Later on in Life, because unless your passion happens to coincide with a viable business opportunity, you’re probably not going to be that successful(by most measures of success).
HOMES AND FAMILIES
Andrea from So Over This kicks around ideas on how parents are Saving Money on Child Care! because if you pay a babysitter or other childcare professional over $1900 a year, you have to pay employer taxes as well?”
I’m not a personal fan of lists, but Bob from Dwindling Debt’s 3 Tips to Reduce Capital Gains Taxes when you Sell your Home outlines
Bryan from Gajizmo has a remarkably comprehensive answer to: How Can I Make Money From Home?
Some knowledge we take for granted, but Charles from Getting A Rich Life reminds us that many people still haven’t done The Three Financial Moves You Need To Protect Your Family.
Cat from Budget Blonde say We Love Our Frugal Renovation.
ECONOMICS: IN THE HOME, AT THE MARKET
Harry Campbell from Your PF Pro makes the case that you must Diversify Everything.
Natalie from Debt and the Girl reminds us that there are still high numbers of long-term unemployed, asking Could You Survive on $4 an Hour?
Emily from Evolving Personal Finance reminds us What’s So Great About High Cost-of-Living Areas? (The answer is surprisingly simple, and true!)
No Nonsense Landlord describes The Land Lord Trap.
MINI BONUS ROUND: PF THOUGHTS
Marissa’s house fund saved their burst pipes.
I’ve been wrassling with Net Worths and saverspender kicks around a Personal Finance score.