Economy and your Finances Carnival – September 13, 2009

Welcome to the September 13, 2009 edition this carnival. I hope you are having a great Sunday and here are some excellent reads for you.

R.J. Weiss presents Formula for Success – 10 Points from a Former President posted at

debt kid presents Broke Doesn’t Necessarily Equal Bored posted at DebtKid.

Ben presents College Student Identity Theft posted at Money Smart Life.

MatthewPaulson presents Investing in Renters Insurance posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

Deposit Accounts presents 5 Ways Credit Unions Beat Banks posted at Deposit Accounts.

Ashley Baxter presents Drowning in Student Loan Debt? IBR Law May Help posted at SpendOnLife.


Ray @ Financial Highway presents Basics of Credit Score and Credit Report and How often to Check posted at Financial Highway, saying, “Credit reports have become increasing important factor when looking for loans and mortgages, here is a basic overview of what credit report is and how often to check them.”

Jeff Rose presents Suze Orman’s Debt Loyalty List: An Order of Paying off Debt posted at Jeff Rose.

Nash Dadameah presents How Debt Management Plans Can Help You Get Rid of Debt posted at, saying, “the difference between debt management and debt consolidation and how debt management can get rid you of debt”

Master Your Card presents Survey Says: Amex is Great – but the Other Guys Ain’t What They Used to Be posted at Master Your Card, saying, “JD Power just released a study on the major credit card companies. An interesting look at how they hold up against each other.”

The Smarter Wallet presents How To Get A Credit Card That’s Right For You posted at The Smarter Wallet

oneadvice presents Do I Need Debt Advice? posted at One Advice, saying, “Do you need debt advice? Remember this motto: It is not the amount of debt that you have but whether you can afford the debt…”


Zach Scheidt presents Black List Grows for Troubled Banks posted at ZachStocks, saying, “The FDIC released its report noting that 111 new financial institutions were added to it’s “problem list.” Weakness in the financial sector will likely hit regional banks the hardest and could be the first step in a double dip recession scenario.”

BWL presents Clunkers 2: Cash for your Old Appliances? posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “The latest plan from Obama is to pay customers for buying a new appliance…”

nissim ziv presents Accepting a Job Offer: Acceptance Letter Sample posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, “This article deals with one of your last tasks – accepting the job offer. The task includes sending an acceptance letter for the said job offer and it is actually your final action before the job contract is signed.”


The Dough Roller presents Summary of the Best Online Discount Brokers posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “You’ve probably heard of many discount sites that allow you to trade stocks online (e.g., Zecco, Scottrade), but I’m guessing there are a lot of online brokers you’ve never heard of (Sogotrade may be one example).”

nickel presents 401(k) Limits to Decrease in 2010? posted at

Investing Toolkit presents Why Should I Start Investing? posted at Investing Toolkit.

Doug Boude presents Buying a New Home is Easy! Part 2 of 2 posted at Doug Boude (rhymes with ‘loud’), saying, “This is actually the second of two posts in this series as I chronicled the building of my wife and I’s new home. I share all of the things a person needs to know ahead of time in hopes of helping others make smart choices in their own new home buying experience.”

Wealth-Ed presents Solar Power in America: Feed-In Tarriffs Will Accelerate posted at Wealth Education – Investment Ideas Personal Financial Advice, saying, “I am involved in the Solar industry through my company. I sit on the PV Group industry steeering committee for SEMI, the semiconductor industry association which sponsors a solar manufacturing section. It is with interest that I have observed almost every country in the world promote the use of solar energy and foster that use through incentive programs to overcome the low cost of established fossil fueled electrical generation.”

Dan at Everydayfinance presents Leveraged Funds Switching from Daily to Monthly – Great News! posted at Everyday Finance, saying, “This article highlights some changes coming to the leveraged fund business which will be a net positive for investors (not so much for traders!)”

Personal Finance

Outshined presents Are You Being Frugal? posted at, saying, “People have a tendency to think that “being frugal” is the end all be all of financial lifestyles. That it’s the best way to go when saving money. That’s hardly the case though, and often times buying cheaper goods and products can lead us to investing more money into something than we originally anticipated.”

Big Larry presents Haunted by Cash Advances posted at Out of Debt Christian, saying, “Last year, I though I was being smart by taking out a credit card cash advance so I could pay my bills on time and avoid late fees. This is a financial mistake that is going to take me three years — and several thousands — to correct!”

Jenny presents Stop The Credit Card Madness posted at Stop Spending Money, saying, “If people remembered that buying an item on credit essentially meant paying an extra 20% more for the item, they would be less likely to spend.”

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Pick the Low Hanging Fruit to Get your Finances in Order Quickly posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “These are some simple steps you can take to make big wins with your personal finances. Sometimes the small wins are more important than the big wins!”

Four Pillars presents Cash For Appliances Program – Upgrade Your Clunker of a Fridge, Washing Machine, Dishwasher posted at Quest For Four Pillars, saying, “Cash for (clunkers) appliances program is on the way and will Save you some money on your next appliances purchase.”

The Dough Roller presents How to Stop Printer Ink Cartridges from Smearing Your Budget posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “At $22 per quarter-ounce, the cost of printer ink cartridges reminds us of why we got that inkjet printer for “free” when we bought our last computer.”

Tom Drake presents Accelerated Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “One of the simplest ways to reduce the total interest you pay is to split your mortgage payment in half and pay that amount every 2 weeks.”

SVB presents Best High Interest Savings Accounts In Online Banking posted at The Digerati Life

CreditCardAssist presents Excellent Credit Requires Your Own Due Diligence posted at Credit Card Assist, saying, “Maintaining an excellent credit score has never been more important and these days it requires constant upkeep and due diligence to maintain it.”

PT presents Peek Inside the Google Machine: What We Buy and Sell posted at Prime Time Money, saying, “Thanks!”

Banker Saver presents CD Ladder Basics: Diversifying With Certificates of Deposit posted at Banker Saver.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Working Stiffed posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Emily Simmons presents How to Have a Successful Yard Sale posted at Be In Health Now, saying, “These are the tips my husband and I followed for our yardsale last weekend, resulting in more than $400 extra in our traveling fund! Hope you find them helpful too.”

Surbhi Bhatia presents Reverse Mortgage Loans posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper.

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