Carnival of Road to Financial Independence #20

Welcome to the June 22, 2010 edition of road to financial independence.

Beating Inflation

Infernios The Hoarding Dragon presents Hoarding Dragon Basics - Investing in Precious Metals posted at ThunderDrake, saying, "What better instrument to best inflation than with precious metals?

This is a verbose (3000+) words tutorial covering precious metals as an investment. Through the guise of a dragon, too!"

Frugal Living

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Miserly Limerick posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Jim & Martha presents International Restaurant Tipping Guide posted at Wanderlust Journey.

Wenchypoo presents A Radical Idea That Just Might Solve Food Poverty posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket.

Tim Chen presents Getting The Most Out Of Your Citibank Thank You Points posted at NerdWallet Blog - Credit Card Watch, saying, "Do you have a Citibank card? NerdWallet runs the numbers to explain how to get the most bang for your buck with your Thank You Points. It's not just about how you earn points, you've gotta know how to redeem them to really get your money's worth."

Steve Faber presents Get Better Fuel Economy ? Diesel Truck Fuel Economy Tips posted at super gas saver, saying, "If you're trying to save money on fuel (and who isn't?) this will help you keep more of your hard earned dollars in your wallet, where they belong. Special post for diesel pick up truck drivers."

Susan Howe presents Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money posted at Get Rich Slowly, saying, "There are literally hundreds of books out there about the way you think about, and act with, your money. Here are some of them which could be considered essential to effectively handle your personal finances."

Kaushik Chokshi presents World Trends posted at Beyond Karma, saying, "World trends point to a deflationary depression..."

Madison DuPaix presents Our Ooma Phone Six Months Later posted at My Dollar Plan, saying, "The Ooma phone system is a great thing to consider if you're looking to shave expenses off your home phone."

Sustainable Life Blog presents When To Go It Alone posted at Sustainable Life Blog, saying, "When should you go it alone in personal finance? Sometimes, your friends may not always want whats in your best interest. When do you need to say "sorry guys, not this time" to spending money"

BWL presents Free Printable Manufacturers Grocery Coupons posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "This article looks at and reviews 4 of the biggest coupon websites that allow you to print your own grocery coupons..."

Tom Tessin presents 5 Ways to Find Coupons for Pizza posted at FCB Blog, saying, "We all love pizza, right? If you want to save on your next pizza purchase, here are 5 tips to find coupons."

Passive Income

Northern Cheapskate presents Easy Money: How I Saved $280+ with Minimal Effort posted at Northern Cheapskate.

Tony Clifton presents Drop Ship Wholesale Business - The Ultimate Guide To Buying Established Dropship Store posted at Drop Ship Wholesale Business, saying, "As I am interested in all kind of investment opportunities I am regularly visiting website auctions like Flippa, Website Broker and similar. I am mostly looking for sites with quality content monetized with ads, quality blogs or sites with original services that have income. Unfortunately such ones are hard to find."

Michael Pruser presents 10 High Paying Jobs for High School Students posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "10 great jobs for high school students that are looking to make their mark early in life."

Elizabeth presents Debt Consolidation Works Best When Financial Discipline Is Adhered To posted at Payday Loan Debt Consolidation Blog, saying, "You are happy after availing the services of a debt consolidation company and hope that now it will be convenient for you to pay off the debts. Further, you might heave a sigh of relief since all the creditors will now be handled by that company. You might be mistaken."

Blogging Banks presents $25 Lending Club Bonus posted at Blogging Banks, saying, "Lending Club is a peer to peer lending site, which offers savers a higher return on their cash, much better than anything you could find in Certificates of Deposit. The company has a $25 bonus available to new clients."

Reducing Expenses

Mr. Money Smarts presents Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps To Getting Out Of Debt posted at Smart On Money, saying, "Dave Ramsey's baby steps are a great way to get your financial house in order, reduce expenses and get out of debt."

educationmediabits presents Make Saving a Habit, Not an Obligation posted at HVAC Training.

Hussein Sumar presents How to Negotiate Debt Obligations with Creditors posted at Debt Consolidation, saying, "If creditors do not receive on time payments from you, they will often report your delinquency status to the major Credit Bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion). But what if you are willing to make payments to the creditors, but not the full amount they are asking for? For example, you have $15,000 of credit card debt and your minimum monthly payment is $375. However, you can only afford to pay $200 a month at the moment. How do you negotiate with your creditors so as to get the payment terms to your advantage and get negative items deleted off your credit report? That is the purpose of this article."

MoneyNing presents How to Recast Your Mortgage posted at Money Ning, saying, "You may be able to reduce your monthly mortgage payment without any cost."

Joe Plemon presents How Learning to Say “No” Will Help Your Life and Your Finances posted at Personal Finance By The Book, saying, "This post examines compliants: those who say yes to bad things because they haven’t learned how to say “no” or even think it’s OK to say “no”."

Matt Clooney presents Long-Term Saving by Investing into the Future posted at HVAC Training.

FMF presents How to Save on Food While Traveling posted at Free Money Finance, saying, "Some good tips for saving money on food while you're on the move."

Tim Chen presents Just in Time for Summer: Save Money with the HHonors Hotel Rewards Program posted at NerdWallet Blog - Credit Card Watch, saying, "The Hilton HHonors rewards program can yield some serious benefits if you know how to use it. Use these tips to maximize your rewards and save money on your summer vacation hotel stays."

Kim Luu presents A Love Affair To the Poorhouse posted at Money and Risk, saying, "A car is so standard for most people that they don't pay attention to how much it really costs. We're providing some mental tools to help keep your car cost from eating away at your retirement."

Stock Investments

Medhat Youssef presents How Will The Major Stock Markets Perform In The Second Half Of 2010? | Forex trading online posted at Forex trading online.

PT presents The Best Online Stock Brokers For Cheap Stock Trading posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "A thorough review of some of the best places to trade stocks for cheap. Don't pay high trading fees."

Dividend Growth Investor presents How to Uncover Hidden Dividend Gems posted at Dividend Growth Investor, saying, "Uncovering the best dividend stocks is a difficult process. It requires constant screening of the dividend achievers and dividend aristocrat indexes, in order to identify companies which are worth your time to further research."

Steve Smith presents Stock Trading Tutorial for Beginner Traders posted at Forex Trading System Central, saying, "Getting to retirement with a nice nest egg to live off of requires understanding all there is to know about finances and stock investing. Starting with the basics is important."

Praveen presents CBOE Just Had Its IPO: Why I Bought The Stock posted at My Simple Trading System, saying, "A system for investing in IPOs"

Aussie Investor presents Valemus Share Float posted at Australian Investing, saying, "The Valemus Limited initial public offering is the biggest to hit the Australian share market so far this year. And unlike some of the more speculative issues which have been promoted so far this year, the company has a real and profitable business behind it. This article discusses the details of the Valemus float from a prospective investor's standpoint."

Patty Pedersen presents Fidelity Investments and Fidelity Funds posted at AlphaProfit MoneyMatters - Investing Blog, saying, "Read independent analysis, research, and reviews on mutual funds in Fidelity's funds network to grow your 401k, IRA, and other accounts."

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