Welcome to the 17th edition of the Best of Money Carnival.
The BoM Carnival gathers submissions from some of the best personal finance and investing bloggers on the web, and permits the hosting blogger the privilege of choosing his or her top ten favorite articles. Mind you, this is not an easy task.
There were 62 submissions for this finance carnival and at least 50% of them were worthy out of the norm attention.
So for those of you made the cut, thanks for the submissions and enjoy your well deserved kudos.
Tyler Durden’s Guide To Personal Finance from Baker at Man Vs. Debt.
“I know this… because Tyler knows this…” Personal Finance lessons in Tyler’s own words.
Reject Variable Terms and Conditions from Philip Brewer at Wisebread.
If you’ve agreed to terms and conditions that the business can change at any time, and you don’t expect pretty much every business to change them to screw you in whatever way will be most profitable to them, then I think you simply don’t understand what corporations are.
Be careful mixing money with family! from J. Money at Budgets are Sexy.
A story gone bad by mixing money with family. It’s cool to help out a friend or loved one, just make sure you know what you’re getting into!
Is Capitalism Always The Answer? from The Happy Rock.
An interesting financial and moral dilemma: hard work and free market capitalism doesn’t always equal financial success.
Guide to Getting Hired Quickly from MLF at My Life ROI.
Sometimes when you read a story like this your first intuition is to say “Lucky!” But once you break down the process you really get a handle on how you can apply it to your own life.
20 cheap and fun date ideas from BLW at Christian Personal Finance.
Sometimes the best dates are the ones that involve your companion, not your wallet.
The Real Cost of Your Car by Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog.
This post is dealing with the cost of a car and explores when/if you should stop repairing your old car and begin to save for a new one.
How Much Term Life Insurance Do You Need to Buy? from Jeff Rose at Good Financial Cents.
Deciding how much life insurance you need to buy is tricky. Here’s an example that can help you choose.
Credit Recipes: Cooking up Credit Score Greatness from Ashley at SpendOnLife.
We show you how to use the ingredients in your credit history “pantry” to create a dish of good credit. Our three recipes, ramen noodle credit, credit primavera, and FICO filet mignon, will show you how to make the most of what you’ve got.
No Credit History? Prepare for an Uphill Climb to Auto, Home Financing from David Weliver at Money Under 30.
Those that say “no thanks” to using credit of any kind are a minority, but a vocal one. But what happens if you have never used credit and want to get a mortgage? This article looks at several people’s stories and offers expert advice at building credit late in the game.