Economy and your Finances Carnival – August 2, 2009

Welcome to this edition of the carnival. I hope you are having a good Sunday and enjoy the posts here. Thanks for all the bloggers for participating.

Savings Toolbox presents Home Inspections Can Save you From Future Headaches posted at Savings Toolbox.

debt kid presents Why You Need an Emergency Fund posted at DebtKid.

Leave Debt Behind presents Need to Lower Your Car Payment? Here’s what to Do posted at Leave Debt Behind.

Ben presents Happy Financial Independence Day posted at Money Smart Life.

Deposit Accounts presents Everything You Need to Know About Money Market Deposit Accounts in 5 Minutes or Less posted at Deposit Accounts.

DebbieDragon presents I Want My Share! posted at How to Make 7 Million in 7 Yearsâ„¢.

Ray presents Lenders for Problem Credit – Just What the Doctor Ordered! posted at free credit tips.

forex trading system presents There is life after a bankruptcy or an IVA | Talk Money blog posted at Money Saving kathryn presents Spend a Little, Save a Lot posted at Out of Debt Christian, saying, “Sometimes, you’ve got to spend some money to save some money. Here are three great programs that will cost you a few dollars today but could save you hundreds of dollars over the months ahead…”

Matthew Paulson presents Money Market Funds posted at American Consumer News.


Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Pros and Cons of Secured Credit Cards posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “Secured credit cards are a great way for people with no credit or bad credit to establish or improve their credit history and credit score.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents What Are The Best Credit Card Rewards Programs? posted at The Digerati Life

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Stock Market Index Analysis: Predicting An S & P Reversal posted at The Smarter Wallet

The Dough Roller presents Fixed Rate Credit Cards are the Latest Casualty of the Credit Card Act of 2009 posted at Credit Card Offers IQ, saying, “With the passage of the Credit Card Act of 2009, many card issuers have stopped offering fixed rate cards in favor of variable rates.”


TIP Guy presents Corporate Dividends in Emerging Markets – Some Thoughts | posted at, saying, “The creation of Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrat index by S&P is a realization that Asian economy (specifically emerging markets) will continue to grow. This is a step in right direction to recognize managements who are prudent in their cash management over a longer term of 10 years and more.”

Cameron Daniels presents On Cigarette Laws and Pigovian Taxes posted at Don’t Quit Your Day Job – Personal Finance, Economics and Investing, saying, “This is an article specifically about the new laws concerning cigarettes. More generally, it discusses pigovian taxes and the motivation behind them. This is part I of a two part article.”

Tom Drake presents Consumer Bankruptcies In Canada Increased 34% Over Last Year posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “While there has been a lot of talk in the news about big corporations going bankrupt, the number of consumer bankruptcy filings have been alarmingly higher than last year month after month.”

Brian presents Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics | Building Wealth Together posted at Building Wealth Together

Len Penzo presents 18 Astounding Things You Didn’t Know About Money posted at Len Penzo . Com.

TIE presents How (Not) To Spend a Bonus posted at The Incidental Economist, saying, “What does a Nobel prize winning economist have to say about how to spend a performance bonus?”

Pinyo presents Obama Health Plan And One Trillion Dollars posted at Moolanomy, saying, “A brief look at Obama’s $1 trillion dollar health reform plan.”

Darwin presents Top 10 College Degrees in 2009 with Massive Demand posted at Darwin’s Finance, saying, “The Top 10 Highest Paying college degrees for new graduates. There’s an interesting pattern in this year’s hottest degrees since the Wall Street meltdown.”


ChristianPF presents Info about ETFs posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog.

nickel presents Investment Performance: Stocks vs. Bonds posted at

Alisha Harmann presents 10 Essential iPhone Apps for Intelligent Investors posted at ETFdb.

ABC presents Risks of Fixed Income Investments (Bonds) posted at ABCs of Investing, saying, “Some factors which can cause bonds to go down in price.”

Zach Scheidt presents SOHU and CYOU offer Unique Investment Opportunity posted at ZachStocks, saying, “ and offer investors a chance to participate in the growing China Gaming industry. The stocks took some losses this week after disappointment relating to launch dates of three games. But the long-term growth potential is still present.”

Personal Finance

PT presents Cash for Clunkers Bill posted at Prime Time Money.

Four Pillars presents Keep Your Emergency Fund In A High Interest Savings Account posted at Quest For Four Pillars, saying, “Some suggestions on the best places to store your emergency fund.”

Patrick @ Money Saving Deals presents Free Gamefly Trial posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “GameFly is offering new customers a free trial to their online video rental service. Gamefly is the “Netflix of video games” and offers video game rentals with no shipping costs and no late fees.”

Wren Caulfield presents Moving? Save time and money with these great tips. posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.

Woman Tribune presents 5 Tricks to Get a Handle on Unnecessary Spending posted at Woman Tribune.

Jenny presents Strict Spending posted at Stop Spending Money, saying, “It is not too difficult to learn how to budget and still be happy.”

Stingy Student presents Best Discount Sale – 90% off for Back To School Shopping posted at Stingy Students, saying, “Get up to 90% off at for back to school shopping!”

Mrs Bankrupt presents No insurance. No doctor. You?re screwed. (part 2) posted at Mrs. Bankrupt.

The Investor presents Young people are already rich posted at, saying, “A must-read post about the value of money and youth for anyone in their late teens and 20s…”

Lazy Man and Money presents Use Your Citi Card for $5 Concert Tickets to Blink 182, Nickelback, Depeche Mode posted at Lazy Man and Money.

Tony Cookson presents Update: Magazine Subscription Math posted at This Young Economist.

Stocks presents ANNUAL REPORT UPDATE : ADOR WELDING posted at KuberKhana -Indian Stock Fundamental Analysis, saying, “A Ben Grahamian analysis of a company.”

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