With the holidays coming up it’s real tempting to go all out and decorate to the nine’s, get presents for everyone, and basically throw caution to the wind in getting in the holiday spirit. Problem is it can also get you into deep financial trouble too!
Without further ado here is the carnival and some tips to keep you Free From Broke:
Blueprint for Financial Prosperity tells us about Your Financial Network Map. This is an interesting idea to look at all of your financial accounts.
Almost Frugal asks How Old Are You Financially? A great metaphor for where we are are with our personal finances.
Finance and Fat teaches us Simple Steps for a Cash Only Christmas. I love it!
Mighty Bargain Hunter explains why Bailouts Hurt Our Standard of Living. Great reasons why moving away from a free market doesn’t help us.
Prime Time Money tells us How To Figure Out Your Net Worth. A nice easy equation.
Retire At 40 presents Does Your Bank Have a Broken Business Model?
The Financial Blogger explains A Banker’s Perspective on the Banking Industry.
Buy Like Buffett gives us Credit Card Companies Are Putting the Squeeze On Loyal Customers
Go To Retirement tells us Striving for a Mortgage-Free Life.
Accumulating Money tells us about Student Loan Consolidation.
MoneyNing lets us know Why Investing in Stocks This Year Was Not a Financial Mistake.
ABC’s of Investing presents What Are Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s)?
Dividends4Life tells us about 5 Dividend Stocks to Watch.
Online Investing AI Blog Lets us know How to Invest in Good Luck.
Carckerjack Greenback gives us A Closer Look at a 100% Diversified Stock Portfolio.
Investing School presents Investing With Leverage (or Margin).
Dividend Growth Investor tells us about Dividends and the Great Depression.
Amateur Asset Allocator asks Should Young Investors Be 100% Stocks?
Personal Finance Analyst presents I Series Bonds: An Alternative to Traditional Savings Accounts?
Stumble Forward lists 10 Quick Ways to Load Up Your Emergency Fund.
Single Guy Money tells us about the SingleGuyMoney Savings Challenge.
Deposit Accounts presents An Overlooked Way to Save Money.
The Digerati Life lists Best Coupon Sites for Online Shoppers.
Squawkfox presents 8 Homemade Gifts in a Jar.
Cash Money Life writes Christmas Shopping – Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Beyond.
Money Smart Life tells us to Save Money on Movie Rentals – From Free Movies to Blockbuster Online.
Pecuniarities presents Two Natural and Economical Ways to Shed Dry Winter Skin.
Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck enlightens us with Car Are Underrated.
The Personal Financier gives us The Wine Industry: A Lesson in Marketing.
The Smarter Wallet gives 11 Ways to Save Money on Crafts and Creative DIY Projects.
Greener Pastures lists 54 Discounts on 54 Eco Friendly Gifts.
Life of an Internet Entrepreneur points out 8 Ways to Improve Your Life by Working From a Home Office.
Free Money Finance lets us know How to Derail Your Job Search.
Funny About Money looks into Turning What you Love Into a Second Income Stream.
M is for Money tells us My Money Mistake #2 – Didn’t Negotiate Salary.
Intelligent Speculator presents Finance/Business Graduates? Good Luck and Welcome Aboard.
Discover Debt Freedom asks Looking for the Best Vredit Card Offer?
Taking Charge informs of The Downside of Giving Up Plastic: Purchase Protection.
Ask Mr Credit Card questions Should You Pay a Fee to Use Your Credit Card?
The Credit Toolbox says Be Honest, But Not Too Honest.
My Journey to Millions lets us know IRS Increases the Amount You Can Save in a Qualified Account for 2009.
Saving To Invest says I Want My Bailout Too and Here’s Why.
Passive Family Income screams Attention Walmart – Shame on You!
Save and Conquer tells about Foreclosure Vandalism.
The Happy Rock presents Fred Thompson’s Commentary on the Economy nd the Bailout.
Sun’s Financial Diary tells us Monthly Unemployment Rate at 15 Year High.
No Debt Plan writes Should You Support Local Businesses at All Costs?
Think Your Way to Wealth gives 10 Tips for a Financially Stress Free Christmas.
Karen Chan asks us Debit or Credit?
Saving Advice presents Dave Ramsey Falters in a Crummy Economy.
Budgets Are Sexy tells us It’s All About the Credit Cards Baby, 4 Steps to Success.
American Consumer News teaches Stepping into Better Money Management.
Dough Roller presents Money Management in Action: How to Make More than $800 in 10 Minutes.
Bridging the Gaap presents BTG’s Free Holiday and Christman Excel Budget Template.If you do use credit cards make sure you don’t exceed an amount you can payoff when your bill comes in. Make it your holiday not the credit card company’s!
photo credit: Andres Rueda
Chief Family Officer tells us We’re Finally Re-Financing Our Mortgage.
Searchlight Crusade informs of Adverse Possession.
My Wealth Builder presents Mortgage Rates Are Falling.
Tough Money Love tells us Dispensing Money Advice (or not) to “Help Resistant” Family and Friends.
Broke Grad Students lists 3 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Buying Gifts for College.
Stop Buying Crap tells us E-Trade Bank Savings Account Review.