Welcome to the 13th edition of the Lifestyle Carnival! It is my pleasure to be this week’s host. Without further ado, here are some great reads:
eemusings @ Musings of an Abstract Aucklander writes Sydney: here, there and everywhere in the city – A recap of my whirlwind first trip to Sydney (and in fact my first experience of Australia).
Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Starting Your Career Rurally – Starting Your Career Rurally can give you an edge over people living in the cities, we’ll show you why.
Deacon Hayes @ Well Kept Wallet writes Get the Most Out of Your Vacation – Kim and I are in Singapore this week visiting friends. We saved up for 18 months to make this trip happen and we have finally arrived. The weather is a little more humid than we’re used to but the island is beautiful and the people are great. In the midst of our travels I thought I would share 5 things you can do to get the most out of your vacation.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Maxed Out – “Maxed Out” is exactly how I’ve been feeling – not financially really, but time wise. Maybe it’s because I over-commit myself, or perhaps it’s that I can’t say “no”, or just that I really need a vacation. I’ve been counting down the days until my summer position is finished which is unusual for me.
Jessica @ Budget for Health writes Keep a Weekly Food Journal to Lose Weight – Losing weight can be tough, but studies show writing down what you eat can lead to healthier choices, better portion control, and ultimately weight loss.
Steven Zussino @ Grocery Alerts writes Ultimate Cloth vs. Disposable Diaper Calculator – Do you know if cloth diapers or disposable diapers less expensive? We created a calculator that looks at 17 types of cloth diapers (including all-in-one and hybrid cloth diaper systems) and provide pricing for different types of disposable diapers. The calculator looks closely at the cleaning costs, electricity, and hydro and looks at diaper use estimates from several sources and tells you what each system costs.
WEALTH AND RETIREMENT
Edward Antrobus @ Edward Antrobus writes Why I Don’t Want to Retire Early – A lot of people want to retire early. I don’t. I’ve put together a somewhat tongue-in-cheek post explaining why I don’t want early retirement.
MR @ Money Reasons writes Earning 25 Percent On My Previous Mortgage Payment – Earning 25 Percent On My Previous Mortgage Payment by overlapping some awesome money instruments
Bryan Maltier @ Gajizmo.com writes Millionaires By The Numbers – Up Close and Personal – Meet the millionaires of the United States. With 8% of all U.S. households qualifying as millionaires, the million-dollar club is more attainable than ever with the right financial habits and attitude.
MMD @ My Money Design writes Lessons in Retirement from the Movie “About Schmidt” – Don’t let your retirement be like Warren Schmidt’s from the movie “About Schmidt”. Enter the age of retirement with a plan and purpose.
Jason @ Live Real, Now writes Building 5 Bad Habits – Good habits are boring. I mean, yes, they will help you succeed and provide some security, but so what? Bad habits are fun. Except meth. Meth is a bad habit that is decidedly not fun. Don’t do meth. Seriously. There are so many entertaining bad habits that I couldn’t possibly cover them all. I’m going to stick to the bad financial habits that will make your life more exciting.
Call Me What You Want Even Cheap @ Call Me What You Want Even Cheap writes Anonymous Giving! – This post is about giving anonymously
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Finding Motivation when You Have None – If you are unmotivated to do something, it may not mean you don’t want to do it. Unmotivated might just mean that you’re not approaching it in a way that makes you want to take action.
Sicorra @ Tackling Our Debt writes Are You an Impulse Spender? – Are you an impulse spender? Do you spend money because it is fun to spend? Do you often find yourself looking at your…
Katie @ The Discount Coder Blog writes Save money on small business marketing… by DIY blogging! – Small businesses have a hard enough time competing with the big boys without wasting money on tired online marketing practices. That’s where blogging comes in. If you’re a small business and want to get closer to your customers, blogging is a super cheap and effective way to get that done. Here are our top tips…
Robert @ My Multiple Incomes writes Work-Life Balance – Even if you do work a lot, you can still find happiness in your job and make it less hectic. Everyone is different with what they can handle and manage in their life, so keep that in mind also.
Melissa @ Mom’s Plans writes A Review of the New eMeals Clean Eating Plan – I love eMeals. I love the simplicity of having a menu and grocery list already made out for me. I have tried out several of their plans, but by far, their new Clean Eating Plan is my favorite.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Grow Your Own Garden This Summer to Save at the Grocery Store – Want to beat the increasing cost of fruits and vegetables? Try your hand at growing your own garden this summer. You save money and get great food.
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