Economy and your finances carnival November 7th 2009

Welcome to this edition of the carnival. I hope you are having a good Sunday and here are some great posts to make it better.


Nate Kragness presents My Free Cash | Debt Consolidation Loans: Should You Pay a Firm to Manage and Eliminate Your Debts? posted at My Free Cash | Your Guide to Money Management, saying, “Credit card consolidation firms offer many ways to help you get out of debt, from consolidation loans to debt negotiations with your creditors. But before you decide to work with a firm to help you manage and eliminate your debts, make sure you read and understand these important steps that you can take yourself, that may ultimately save you interest on you high interest loans.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Discover Credit Card Rewards, Sign Up Bonuses and Holiday Promotions posted at The Digerati Life


anotherjen presents The Recession is Over!… So, Why Don’t Things Feel Better? posted at The Next Rich Girl, saying, “Why the recession doesn’t feel over yet…”


Ray @ Financial Highway presents Gold Investment posted at Financial Highway, saying, “With increasing Gold Prices, investing in gold has become a hot topic. Although I do not like gold as an investment, here are some reasons why people do invest in gold.”

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Book Review – Stocks For The Long Run | The Canadian Finance Blog posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “Stocks For The Long Run, written by Jeremy J. Siegel, is a great book that as the name suggests, promotes the superior return of stocks over an extended period of time.”

ABC presents “Bottoms Up” Investment Method posted at ABCs of Investing, saying, “A short description of “bottom’s up” investing style.”

The Financial Blogger presents 9 Free Websites to Start Investing in Canada posted at The Financial Blogger, saying, “here’s a list of 9 free websites designed for Canadian investors. While they are not all exclusive to the Canadian market, you should bookmark all of them in order to gain a complete view of your investments and all possibilities.”

Jeff Rose presents 2010 Traditional and Roth 401k Contribution Limits posted at Jeff Rose.

Personal Finance

Allan Inocente presents Building Rich Money Habits 101: My personal finance story posted at Rich Money Habits, saying, “The blog post shows how to build rich money habits to achieve financial freedom. It tells about my personal finance story of learning my money habits, getting into credit card debt, being able to pay it up, build an emergency fund and get started in learning how to be financially free!”

Credit Shout presents How Credit Inquiries Affect Your Credit Score posted at CreditShout.

BWL presents 4 ways to spend your money wisely posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, “Tips to make smarter purchases!”

debt kid presents Open Enrollment: 5 Ways To Save Money On Health Insurance posted at Debt Kid.

Billeater presents Scan Your Way to a Lower Grocery Bill posted at Billeater.

MatthewPaulson presents Money Saving Tips for New Parents posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

The Amateur Financier presents Book Review: The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner posted at The Amateur Financier, saying, “A review of the book The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner, which attempts to guide readers in how to profit from owning a home.”

David presents Credit Card Offers for Pet Lovers posted at Credit Card Offers IQ, saying, “Care Credit is a personal line of credit that can be used for your pet care and your health care expenses.”

Bucksome presents The Importance of a Living Will posted at Buck$ome Boomer’s Journey to Retirement, saying, “A personal story about a parent on life support without a living will.”

FIRE Getters presents Top 5 Freebie Websites! posted at FIRE Finance.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Office Party Follies posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Matt Mason presents Does Living In a Frugal Way Constitute Vanity? posted at FYMO Personal Finance Blog.

Super Saver presents The Benefit of not Including Bonuses in our Budget posted at My Wealth Builder.

Ray @ Financial Highway presents Best Credit Card posted at Financial Highway, saying, “Credit cards have a bad name in the personal finance world, however using credit cards properly can be a big part of your financial plan. Here are a few tips on how to choose the best credit card.”

Peak Personal Finance presents Lending Money to Friends and Family posted at Peak Personal Finance, saying, “Lending money to friends or family can be stressful to your relationships.”

David presents Credit Card Offers for Young Adults posted at Credit Card Offers IQ, saying, “As a young adult building strong credit and financial history is one of the most important things you can do.”

GLBL presents 10 Small Ways to Save Money That Make a Big Difference posted at Gather Little By Little, saying, “It’s much the same with small savings techniques. Many, seemingly inconsequential savings methods bundled together can significantly grow your nest egg to immense proportions.”

Emily Simmons presents My Journey Towards Financial Freedom posted at Be In Health Now, saying, “The first in my series about achieving financial freedom, this post talks about how I got started on the journey and became much wiser about my finances.”

The Dough Roller presents Does Applying for a Balance Transfer Offer Affect Your Credit Score? posted at The Dough Roller.

David presents Chase Freedom Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus posted at Credit Card Offers IQ.

Michal presents Whole Home Audio System that is Energy Star Compliant posted at Energy Saving Gadgets.

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