Carnival of Money MLK Three Day Weekend Edition

This week I’m hosting the Carnival of Money once again.  It’s always a pleasant experience to see what other bloggers are thinking about.  In this week’s edition, you’ll find 32 (or two to the fifth power) of the best personal finance articles on the internet.

A few of my favorites

In no particular order, so don’t feel bad because you are last, Larry:

John Schmoll presents Retirement Planning Tip for the Self-Employed: Don’t Make My Mistake posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Retirement planning when you’re self-employed can be easily overlooked when you’re busy managing your business. However, this can cause a worse problem as you’re also losing out on a 401k match. With some appropriate planning and selection of the appropriate retirement vehicle you can set yourself up for success and grow your retirement portfolio at the same time. Just make sure that the option you select is the one that’ll benefit you from both a retirement and a taxation perspective.”  (editor’s note: I’ve been thinking about how to keep Uncle Sam’s grubby fingers off my self employment income in 2014, so this article was very timely and useful for my purposes.)

Monica presents How I Saved $6718 On Home Renovations posted at Monica On Money, saying, “As my readers know, I have been searching for a better flooring option. But the problem is that home renovations are expensive!”  (editor’s note: This post is awesome because Monica figured out how to cut renovation costs in half without sacrificing the quality.  And she knows how to use proper safety equipment.)

Larry presents My 2014 New Year’s Resolutions posted at KrantCents, saying, “My 2014 New Year’s Resolutions will be different! Normally, I do not make New Year’s Resolutions because I do not believe in them. Why wait for a particular date to resolve or promise to make changes?”  (editor’s note: Larry provides some creative New Year’s resolutions.  I like.)


Other great submissions to this week’s Carnival of Money:

Holly presents Quit Your Job: How to Know When it’s Time posted at Club Thrifty, saying, “If you have been working steadily at your regular 9-5 and your side hustle, you are probably beginning to fantasize about the day you quit your job.”

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Thanks to everyone who submitted to the Carnival of Money this week!

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  1. Thanks for including my article as one of your favorites! I’m glad that you found it helpful, I’m hoping to finish up home renovations next week!

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