Editor’s Pick – Are you wondering how to take a vacation this year? After all, we can’t work ALL the time! The Digerati Life is taking a look at Naming Your Price with Priceline for Bargain Travel. I’ve not tried Priceline but maybe, after reading her article, I will!
Editor’s Pick – Man vs. Debt has a good article on Discovering Your Financial Priorities. It’s important to figure out what is best for YOU as you try and balance frugal living, debt reduction and quality of life. It’s also important to acknowledge that no matter how much we know we need to be doing everything right, sometimes we just can’t.
Art of the Coupon is looking into debt consolidation firms and wondering, “Are they Ever Worth it?” Maybe, but tread carefully!
When trying to revamp your financial life, knowing your credit score can be a big help. The Canadian Finance Blog has a link to a calculator that helps you Calculate Your Credit Score for Free. Gather your information and give it a try!
Are you trying to stick to a family budget but having some trouble? The Online Tribune has identified 3 Reasons That Can Cause Your Family budget to Fail. Budgets are an important part of managing your finances. Perhaps some of these tips can help you get yours back on track.
Debt Reduction Formula is checking in on his current debt load with Outstanding Debt as of April 2009. He has now paid off 55% of his debt. Congratulations! More than halfway there!
As we all know, times are tough. The Wealth Pilgrim would like to encourage us to think long and hard when wondering, “Is it Smart to Fund Your Child’s Business?”. You won’t do yourself or your child any good if you ruin yourself trying to keep your child’s business afloat.
Free Money Finance reminds us that Debt is A Marriage Killer. Be honest and upfront about your finances with your spouse and work together as a team to get your debt under control.
Is your mortgage getting the better of you? Bargaineering takes a look at the Making Home Affordable Mortgage Refinance and Modification Program. The qualification requirements, as with any government backed program, are pretty strict but, do your homework and maybe you can benefit.
Budgets Are Sexy is wondering where the help is for those of us who pay our debts on time but could use some extra money. He’s just discovered that they Can’t Refinance Their 1st Mortgage.
Do you need Jenny Craig for Your Debt? Christian PF has been working on a program called Debt Goal, which is now up and running. Maybe it will be just what you need to achieve your debt related goals.
Stop The Ride recently got a boost in her income and found her perseverance put to the test. Sticking To The Plan can be tricky, especially when things start to loosen up a bit.
We’ve all been hearing about credit card company tricks lately. Credit Card Assist has a new one called Balance Chasing where the credit card company continues to lower your limit as you pay down your balance. Ever vigilant appears to be the watchwords for consumers and credit users everywhere.
Leave Debt Behind has some sensible advice with the Top 5 Ways To Get Out of Debt. Common sense all, but sometimes a reminder is a good idea.
Working on reducing your bills? Billeater has a primer on changing electric companies. Electric Choice – Compare providers; Switch and Save. Maybe you can reduce your electric bills. Every bit helps!
Debt Free Destiny explains the benefits of repairing your credit in Why Repairing Your Credit Makes Sense and Saves you Money.
Have you ever wondered What Are Secured Credit Cards? Ask Mr. Credit Card endeavors to answer that question. Secured credit cards can be very useful when you are trying to build or re-build your credit.
Are you looking for Simple and Easy Methods to Reduce Your Debt Significantly? Discover Debt Freedom lays it all out. Clearly it’s easier said than done as so many people are still having trouble!
Is college looming large for you or one of your children? Finance Tips 101 wants us to remember that Scholarships Come in All Shapes and Sizes. Sometimes you just need to work a bit to find them!
The Smarter Wallet wants to help us unclutter and make some money at the same time. How To Sell Used Items: Profit From Your Gently Used Items goes over each of the most popular selling sites and gives us a little idea how they work.
How do you handle combining finances with your significant other? M is for Money recently combined her finances with those of her debt-ridden partner and is having a little trouble coming to terms with their new status in “Til Debt Do Us Part. It seems like everyone has their own ideas about this topic!
The Canadian Finance Blog has a second submission this week dealing with combing higher payments and the bi-weekly mortgage in Increasing Your Mortgage Payment. Always a great idea if you can do it. One of the blogs readers left a comment looking for advice on where to allocate some funds. In explaining his situation he divulged that he had a 40-year mortgage. Gasp – I’d be throwing money at that thing!
Does Delayed Gratification Exist? Studenomics wants to know! If we weren’t overly familiar with it before, I hope we’ve renewed our acquaintance with it by now.
Have you automated your savings? Automatic Finances has 5 Reasons Why You Should!
That’s it for this week’s Carnival of Debt Reduction. Thank you for your submissions. I hope you’ll give your fellow submittees some of the attention you hope for and read and comment upon their submissions. Please help promote the carnival by linking to it, Stumbling it, Tweeting about it and just generally helping to spread the word!
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