Welcome to Debt Reduction Formula and the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances.
There were scores of submissions (I stopped counting at 80), and I’ve never seen so many multiple submissions in my life. (Whoa, Nelly! Don’t submit the same post three times… and don’t submit four or five posts all for one carnival!)
Anyway, I wanted this issue of the Carnival to be valuable to my READERS, so I deleted ruthlessly. More than half of the submissions did NOT make the cut.
Reasons I deleted entries:
- Boring. If I fall asleep reading it, my readers probably will too.
- Irrelevant. If your post had nothing to do with being 20, and was just generic financial advice for anybody, chances are I cut it.
- Irritating. If you submitted four or five posts, I just deleted them all. There is a real person on the other end of a Carnival, and they don’t have time to read your entire blog archive to pick one post to feature. You are supposed to pick your best post for consideration — not the Carnival host.
Okay, on with the show.
Comments: I never had any student loans, so I don’t know what that feels like. Still, I sympathize with Stephanie and her struggle to pay back her student loans. If you’re currently going to college, you can learn a lot from these cautionary tales.
Comments: When my grandparents died, my parents said it was a strange feeling knowing they were “next in line.” Furthermore, they no longer had any parents they could turn to for help. I’m fortunate that my parents and in-laws can help us out if needed — but it’s not that way for everybody.
- MoneyNing presents What Everyone Ought to Know When Applying for Free Stuff posted at Personal Finance Blog by Money Ning.
Comments: There’s always a price for free stuff, as MoneyNing points out. It’s good to have an understanding of how free offers work so you can avoid the bad ones and take advantage of the good ones.
- J. Money presents Does the financial crisis have a silver lining? (Q&A) posted at Budgets are Sexy.
Comments: I like how J. Money shares the good things that have resulted from the downturn in the economy. It’s always worthwhile to look at “the other side of the story.”
Other Solid Entries Worth Your Time
- Studenomist presents How the Weekends Could Make You Rich.
- Destroy Debt presents It’s No Secret Keeping Money Secrets From Your Partner is Not the Ideal Way to maintain a Relationship.
- Mike G presents How Much Does That Leaky Faucet Cost?
- Dividend Tree presents Personal Finance from New College Grad’s Perspective.
- Save Money presents Save $1000 in 30 Days: My Take.
- Mr Credit Card presents What Is The Difference Between Debt Consolidation and Credit Counseling?
- Savings Toolbox presents 5 Tips for Starting Your Savings.
- Debt Kid presents Repairing My Credit Won’t Be Easy.
- Kathryn presents Making Due.
- Super Saver presents Reduce Spending without Sacrificing Lifestyle #1 – Eliminate Waste.
- FIRE Finance presents A Simple Budget That Works?
- Raj Patel presents The Debtor’s Guide to Expenses: Housing.
- Steward presents Budgeting Basics: Budgets Matter.
- Matthew Paulson presents 7 Tips For Saving Money as a Renter.
- Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents How the Economic Stimulus Check Affects your 2008 Tax Return.
- Shaun Connell presents Are You Making These Debt Mistakes?.
- Woman Tribune presents Living Off of Your Credit Cards.
- Victoria presents DIY Taxes.
- RJ W presents Best Books on Personal Finance.
- Jeff Rose presents Benefits of Completing College Debt Free.
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