I try not to schedule more than one carnival in any given month. Somehow I've got three this month! Guess I need to keep a closer eye on my calendar! Last week's Carnival of Money Stories featured five important women in a celebration of Women's History Month. I'm continuing the theme on this week's carnival because it was hard to choose only five and I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to recognize a few more.
When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Are you self-employed and wondering about your retirement? Science and Money explains some of your retirement savings possibilities. That's some advice I can use!
Don't understand investing? Provident Planning, as part of a series on investing basics, is explaining securities.
Curious about dividend growth? The Dividend Growth Investor explains the ten year dividend growth requirement.
WealthPilgrim is showing us how to know if we're saving enough for retirement. I'm trying not to think about it!
Dividend Value is explaining investing in Utilities. This is part one of what will be an ongoing educational series.
GenY has all the answers. Want to know how to retire early? Give it a read. I'm glad someone has it all figured out!
The Oblivious Investor says he's a microcap growth stock. He also says my human capital is decreasing. Alrighty then...
Are you a hiker? CanadianFinanceBlog relates some financial lessons learned from hiking.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. - Helen Keller
Are you working on your budget? Miss Bankruptcy is wondering how to figure in unexpected expenses, which throw her off.
Still not sure how to set up a debt elimination plan? My Debt Relief Options spells it out.
Not so sure I agree with some of his conclusions but Studenomics is taking a look at following your passions to making lots of money.
The Financial Student wants other young people to grow up and start making their own decisions regarding their financial future.
Magical Penny is also talking to young people about a concept called consumption smoothing. Hmm...I think I get it.
As April 15th draws ever nearer, The Consumer Boomer is reminding us to make our IRA Contributions for 2009.
Are you considering taking a loan from your 401K? Read Darwin's Finance post on this subject.
“The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard.” - Helen Gurley Brown
Are you wondering about using a financial adviser? Personal Finance Journey shares 5 lessons from her encounter with a financial adviser. It's an excellent article.
Modern Gal reminds us how important it is to continually learn new skills and gives us some pointers on how to do it!
Would you like to branch out? Four Pillars explains how to start an online business.
Balance Junkie shares 5 Financial Toxins and Antidotes. This advice is good for many areas of our lives.
Budgets are Sexy has a great conversation going on in the comments section of his article on what if the unemployed worked for their unemployment checks. If only it was that easy!
BrokeFamily is considering couponing vs. getting a part-time job. Sounds like she has a part-time job already!
With a nifty little arts and crafts project Fiscal Geek explains how to make a paper budget for your pocket. Neat!
Early Retirement the Middle Way has been talking the talk, now she's going to have to see if she can walk the walk. In a scary turn of events, her husband has been laid off. Their plan is in place, I hope they can make it work.
Do you tack on warranties for your various purchases? The Obsessed Analytic isn't so sure you should and takes a look at the subject.
“Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.” - Clara Barton
Did you catch WiseBread's article on Job Search Romance? A Gai Shan Life did and she's still laughing about it and asking, "Is it a bad romance?".
Trying to simplify your financial life? One Money Design has 10 ways to go about it. Maybe some of these ideas will work for you.
This is interesting. Jeremy Simon from Taking Charge is sharing a little financial snafu he's going through. There are some good "take heed" lessons here about reading the fine print.
In another article that highlights the importance of knowing everything about all your financial accounts, Personal Finance Ninja is teaching from personal experience with his step-by-step directions on how to get a bank fee waived.
With yet another personal error experienced and shared, Good Financial Cents explains what happens when you let your life insurance policy lapse.
Money Beagle is wondering whether or not it's okay to use a coupon on a date. As long as it's not a first date, I think it's probably okay!
Are you dreaming of spring? Money Strands is suggesting a little financial spring cleaning.
Bargaineering was having a conversation with a friend about protecting yourself against zombie attacks and, um, came up with the best places to hide money at home. Zombies notwithstanding, it's probably a good idea to have a little cash around the place against emergencies.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. - Pearl S. Buck
In a rather cynical post Realm of Prosperity is pondering the truth behind "free".
Are you planning a trip overseas? Foreigner's Finances has some tips on how to travel internationally with credit cards.
Christian PF has some ways to save while shopping. We can all use that kind of information!
Can't get your credit card debt under control? In an ever popular numbered list, Not Made of Money has a list of 47 ways to save money and get the cash you need to pay off your credit card debt. Maybe you can find some that will help you!
Free Money Finance reminds us to save more and spend less. So simple it shouldn't need repeating. I guess if everyone got it we wouldn't have so many PF bloggers!
Trying to lead by example, CashMoneyLife explains how they manage money in their house.
Hopefully you'll do your taxes right the first time but if not My Dollar Plan has some good information on how to file an amended return. Better bookmark it!
"...decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying...." - Amelia Earhart
Who doesn't love those FreeCreditReport.com commercials? Mr Credit Card is reviewing the service and isn't so in love with their product.
Are you considering a pre-paid credit card? Prepaid Credit Cards 123 reviews the YAP Mastercard to help you make up your mind.
Credit Card Offers IQ reviews the Mango Prepaid MasterCard to give you another option.
Are you a Dave Ramsey fan? The Smarter Wallet is taking a look at The Total Money Makeover and rethinking the value of credit cards.
Interested in an interest bearing checking account? The Sun's Financial Diary is reviewing a bunch of them.
How about investment brokers? The Digerati Life is checking out the options for mutual fund investing.
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Next week's Carnival of Personal Finance will be hosted by Being Frugal. Articles should be submitted here.